Transdisciplinary ECMM Antifungal Stewardship Workshop


Antifungal stewardship is an opportunity to improve patient care and, in fact, outcome.Complex situations are more and more frequent, from mixed infections to panazole resistant aspergillosis to echinocandin-resistant candidiasis. Because of the pressing importance of the topic, the ECMM has decided to run a special course outside its traditional bi-annual course schedule.Since multiple clinical and lab-based disciplines are involved in the complex decision making process, the course should be most valuable to broad range of specialties including but not limited to infectious diseases specialists, internists, paediatricians, surgeons, haematologists, intensivists, microbiologists, and pathologists.The 2,5 day program comprises 19 sessions covering different angles on antifungal stewardship, from what we know about it to how to implement a program in your environment. We intend a lecturer to attendee ratio of 1:2, and thus limit the course size to a maximum of 50 participants.We hope to see you at the historic and elegant Hotel Haus Duden in Wesel from 27-29 January 2016, to discuss with you, and to learn from your experience, too.

Professor Oliver A. Cornely MD, FACP, FIDSA, FAAM President of the ECMM, for the team of lecturers

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Plenary session 1: The changing epidemiology of invasive fungal infections
12:30 Emergence and spread of azole resistance (Anuradha Chowdhary, India)
13:15 The role of antifungal stewardship in practice and science (Patricia Munoz, Spain)
14:00 Fungiscope & Fungiquest – Tools for evidence generation and pratical guidance in the therapy of rare & emerging fungal infections (Danila Seidel, Germany)

14:45-15:30 break

15:30-17:00 Workshop session 1: Assessment of antifungal consumption (crossover groups)
Assessing prescription knowledge and identifying decision pathways (Maricela Valerio, Mexico)
Performance indicators and their assessment (hospital and/or country wide) (Russell Lewis, Italy)

17:00 drinks and dinner

Evening session
18:45 Antifungal drugs – What’s in the pipeline (Oliver Cornely, Germany)


Plenary session 2: Antifungal therapy
09:45 Empiric and targeted therapy in common scenarios (Andrew Ullmann, Germany)
10:30 Tools and approaches to measure consumption of antifungals and identify faulty prescription patterns (Andrea Liekweg, Germany)
11:15 Antifungal therapy in the surgical ICU (Riina Richardson, UK)

12:00-12:45 lunch

12:45-14:15 Workshop session 2: Mycological diagnostics (crossover groups)
Implementing state of the art diagnostics in the mycological laboratory (Axel Hamprecht, Germany)
Designing and implementing a diagnostic pathway with trans-disciplinary involvement and support (Janne Vehreschild, Germany)

14:15-14:45 break

Plenary session 3: Antifungal stewardship design considerations
14:45 Hallmarks of successful antifungal stewardship programmes (Elizabeth Dodds-Ashley, USA)
15:15 When and how will antifungal stewardship pay off (Sebastian Heimann, Germany)

16:00-16:30 break

Afternoon session
16:30 Activism beyond the clinic: The role of the medical mycologist as a spokesperson for safe and responsible antifungal and antimicrobial use in medicine and agriculture (Paul Verweij, the Netherlands)


09:45-11:15 Workshop session 3: Implementation and assessment of antifungal stewardship programmes in general (crossover groups)
Implementing ward and hospital based stewardship programmes // who takes the lead (t.b.a.)
Effective communication of unpopular measures (Maria Vehreschild, Germany)

11:15-11:35 break

Interactive case studies
11:35 Haematology & Oncology (t.b.a.)
12:20 ICU & Pulmonology (Malcolm Richardson, UK)

Ask the expert session
13:05 ECMM experts are seated at separate tables giving participants’ the opportunity for questions and direct interaction.

13:50 Closing


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Die Kosten betragen für ISHAM-Mitglieder 50 EUR, für nicht-ISHAM-Mitglieder 100 EUR und beinhalten die Teilnahme am Workshop, Verpflegung (Kaffee, Mittag- und Abendessen) und 2 Übernachtungen im Hotel Haus Duden.

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