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 pan-azole 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



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)

Late afternoon session
17:00 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)

17:45 drinks and dinner



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 (Jörg 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

Late afternoon session
16:30 Antifungal drugs – What’s in the pipeline (Oliver Cornely, Germany)

17:15 drinks and dinner


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 (Rafael Duarte-Palomino, Spain)
Effective communication of unpopular measures (Maria Vehreschild, Germany)

11:15-11:35 break

Interactive case studies
11:35 Haematology & Oncology (Oliver Cornely, Germany)
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


Registration fees:

non-member ECMM/ISHAM EUR 100
ECMM/ISHAM member EUR 50

The registration fees include: participation in the workshop, coffee, lunch and dinner breaks and 2 hotel nights.

Hotel accommodatie

2 hotel nights in Hotel Haus Duden are included in the registration fees.

Algemene informatie

Hotel Haus Duden
Konrad-Duden-Straße 99
46485 Wesel, Germany


The Transdisciplinary ECMM Antifungal Stewardship Workshop is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS),
The Transdisciplinary ECMM Antifungal Stewardship  Workshop is designated for a maximum of 11 hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME credit system is based on 1 ECMEC per hour with a maximum of 3 ECMECs for half a day and 6 ECMECs for a full-day event.

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

  • Wanneer 27 - 29 januari 2016
  • Waar Hotel Haus Duden, Konrad-Duden-Straße 99, 46485 Wesel, Germany
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Transdisciplinary ECMM Antifungal Stewardship Workshop
27 - 29 januari 2016

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