ESGAP Antimicrobial Stewardship Course

• ESCMID Study Group for Antibiotic Policies (ESGAP)
• Dutch Working Party on Antibiotic Policy (SWAB)

Course Coordinators
• Bojana Beovic, Ljubljana, Slovenia
• Jan Prins, Amsterdam, Netherlands
• Céline Pulcini, Nancy, France

Course Objectives
The course aims are to:
• Reflect the antibiotic stewardship initiatives being in place worldwide
• Reflect the scientific background of antibiotic stewardship interventions
• Learn the basic principles of antimicrobial resistance and consumption surveillance
• Reflect the quality management aspects of antimicrobial stewardship
• Learn the practical aspects of antimicrobial stewardship interventions
• Learn the aspects of antibiotic stewardship in various settings: hospital (wards, surgery, ICU, haematology), primary care, general public, long-term care facilities
• Learn about barriers to antimicrobial stewardship and how to address them, using behaviour change theories


08:00 Registration

09:00 Introduction
Jan Prins & Bojana Beovic

09:10 Problems of antimicrobial resistance in Europe and worldwide
Tomislav Kostyanev

09:30 Antimicrobial consumption: what do we know and what does it tell us?
Katja de With

09:50 Do antimicrobial interventions work? A review of scientific evidence for AMS
Sara Cosgrove

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Poster walk and small group discussions
Philip Howard, Benedikt Huttner & 10 members of the faculty

12:30 Lunch break

Basic group: practical topics

13:30 Measuring antimicrobial consumption
Katja de Witt

14:00 How to audit the quality of antimicrobial prescriptions in a hospital
Inge Gyssens

14:30 How to do an antimicrobial resistance survey
Tomislav Kostyanev

Advanced group: research topics

13:30 Research needs and pitfalls in antimicrobial stewardship
Stephan Harbarth

14:00 Antimicrobial stewardship from a quality of care research perspective
Marlies Hulscher- Antimicrobial stewardship from a quality of care research perspective

Marlies Hulscher

14:30 Discussion of 3–5 research projects with a panel of experts
5 members of the faculty

15:00 Coffee break

15:30 Small group practical workshop on behavioural aspects: improving antibiotic use in your own hospital – from barrier analysis to effective interventions
Marlies Hulscher, Jeroen Schouten & 10 members of the faculty

18:00 Walk to the beach (departure from the hotel reception)

19:30 Dinner

Friday, 8 April

08:30 Antibiotic stewardship in primary care
Theo Verheij

09:10 Antibiotic stewardship: what to tell patients and general public
Vera Vlahovic´ Palcˇevski

09:35 Antibiotic stewardship in LTCFs
Celine Pulcini Antibiotic stewardship in LTCFs
Céline Pulcini

10:00 Antifungal stewardship: any difference with antibiotics?
Önder Ergonul

10:25 An audit of antifungal stewardship in the Netherlands
Bart-Jan Kullberg

10:45 Coffee break

11:15 Round table: an inventory of AMS initiatives worldwide – national and supra-national level
Dominique Monnet, Jan Prins & all faculty members

12:45 Lunch break

13:45 Interactive session: AMS in practice
Diamantis Kofteridis Interactive session: AMS in practice
Diamantis Kofteridis, Agnes Wechsler-Fördös & Guillaume Béraud

15:00 Education of healthcare professionals on antibiotic prescribing
Bojana Beavic Education of health-care professionals on antibiotic prescribing
Oliver J. Dyar Interactive session AMS in practice.

Bojana Beovic & Oliver J. Dyar

15:45 Coffee break

16:15 Rapid diagnostics and biomarkers: an AMS tool?
José Ramón Pano-Pardo

16:45 Informatics as a tool in AMS
Roger Brüggemann

17:15 10 golden rules of antibiotic stewardship in the ICU
Jeroen Schouten

18:15 Course evaluation


Announcement ESGAP



Registration Procedure
Register now online on the ESCMID website at
Registration deadline is 20 March 2016.

Registration Fee
EUR 595 for ESCMID members (Full Membership/Young Scientist Membership)
EUR 795 for all others

The fee includes the tuition, 2 nights stay in the hotel (Wednesday and Thursday night), 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner and coffee breaks.
Travel is not included. Hotel reservations will be handled on a first-come-first-served basis.

Attendance Grants
ESCMID provides a number of attendance grants for ESCMID “young scientist members”.
The grant covers the registration fee. Travel is not included. Please apply via the ESCMID website at before 1 February 2016.
Applicants will be informed about their acceptance by 15 February 2016.

CME Accreditation
The organizers of the course will apply for European CME accreditation through EACCME.


Contact Person (Scientific Programme)
Prof Jan Prins
Academic Medical Center, Room F4-217
Meibergdreef 9
1105 AZ, Amsterdam
Phone +31 205 664 380
Fax +31 206 972 286

Administrative Secretariat
Ellis Erren
Congress Care
Postbus 440
5201 AK’s-Hertogenbosch
Phone +31 736 901 415
Fax +31 736 901 417


ESGAP Antimicrobial Stewardship Course
7 - 8 april 2016

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