Saturday 31 March - Tuesday 3 April 2012
ExCel Conference Centre, LondonAvailable content from ECCMID includes:
The control and management of infections in hospitals is an area of growing interest, and not just for doctors who specialise in this area. Hospital managers, pharmacists, and policymakers are finding themselves at the centre of a complex and fast-changing disease area. There’s also a growing number of healthcare professionals in the front line of the fight against serious infections, including transplant surgeons, haematologists, intensivists, nurses, and microbiologists.
For doctors, patients and their relatives, and for taxpayers carrying the economic burden of serious infections, the stakes are high. C. difficile and invasive candidiasis often lead to extended stays in hospital, disrupting treatment programmes, and in many cases, threatening the lives of patients.
The Knowledge Network brings together the expertise and experience of a variety of leaders in this field. Presentations of research findings and clinical insights, along with news and views from many of the major congresses, treatment guidelines, and suggested further reading, are intended to inform and widen the debate.
The Knowledge Network is an initiative by Astellas Pharma Europe, whose current global programme of research and development aims to build on an already strong heritage in this area of medicine. As a committed partner, Astellas hopes this initiative will help knowledge to be shared, supporting the community of healthcare professionals and policymakers, and ultimately improving the lives of patients.
News and educational resources from ECCMID, ISICEM and the Symposium at the Institut Pasteur is already available within the Anti-infectives Knowledge Network. Coming soon will be resources from a number of key congresses including EBMT, ICCN and ISHAM.
The 33rd International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine
19-22 March 2013 Brussels
The 39th Annual Meeting of the European Group for Bone and Marrow Transplantation
7-10 April 2013 London
The 23rd European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
27-30 April 2013 Berlin