ATTIKON University General Hospital, ATHENS

Scientific Program

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Tuesday 19-11-2019


08.55-09.00 Welcome and introductions G. Dimopoulos(Greece)


sCAP in the ICU
Chairs: A.Armaganidis - A.Koutsoukou
09.00-09.15 Community healthcare associated infections: More similar to hospital-acquired? P. Povoa
09.15-09.30 Short course antibiotic therapy for pneumonia: Is it safe? M. Kollef
09.30-09.45 Corticosteroids for sCAP? M. Niederman
09.45-10.00 VAE vs VAP: The central role of hypoxemia S. Nseir
10.00-10.15 sCAP in immunocompromised patients A.Antoniadou
10.15-10.30 Burden and unmet needs for CAP J. Rello
10.30-11.00 Q & A / Discussion  



Satellite Lecture
Chair: D.Georgopoulos
Open Lung Approach 2.0

G.A. Iotti
  Q & A / Discussion



Satellite Lecture
Chair: D.Matthaiou
CRBSI's prevention. Health Economics.

  Chair: Q & A / Discussion






Attractive issues on infections in the ICU
Chairs: A.Komnos - E.Antoniadou

13.00-13.15 Prolonged infusion of antibiotics: When and how? J.De Waele
13.15-13.30 Probiotics/synbiotics for ICU patients: Are they still on board? M. Akova
13.30-13.45 Rapid microbiologic diagnostics - Can they make a difference in patient outcomes? M. Kollef
13.45-14.00 C difficile antitoxin and prevention of infection M. Wilcox
14.00-14.15 CRE in IA sepsis – how big is the problem? C. Eckmann
14.15-14.30 Long acting antibiotics: The future? F. Meniccheti
14.30-15.00 Q & A / Discussion  




Next Generation Antibiotics
Chairs: E.Zakynthinos – C.Gogos

15.00-15.15 Omadocycline Y. Carmelli
15.15-15.30 Eravacycline D. Nicolau
15.30-15.45 Lefamulin M.Bassetti
15.45-16.00 Meropenem-varbobactam E. Giamarellos
16.00-16.15 Aztreonam-Avibactam M. Akova
16.15-16.30 Imipenem-relebactam J.F. Timsit
16.30-17.00 Q & A / Discussion






Satellite Symposium (PFIZER) The role of ceftazidime/avibactam in the tratment of resistant Gram - negative infections
Chairs: G. Daikos - H. Giamarellou



Award Ceremony Dedicated to Prof. H. Giamarellou
Chair : G Dimopoulos

A fight of 50-years against infections

H. Giamarellou

Wednesday 20-11-2019


09.00-11.00 Lessons from the management of difficult infections in the ICU
Chairs : J. Pnevmatikos - K. Arvaniti

09.00-09.15 Rapid diagnosis of respiratory infections A. Antoniadou
09.15-09.30 MDR Pseudomonas infections : Aminoglycosides and colistin do not improve outcome Y. Carmelli
09.30-09.45 Do aerolized antibiotics still have a role for VAP ? J. Rello
09.45-10.00 Should procalcitonin use be mandatory for determining antibiotic duration? P. Povoa
10.00-10.15 Minocycline and rifampin against MDR M. Bassetti
10.15-10.30 Why immunocompromised patients fail to respond to antifungals ? O. Cornely
10.30-11.00 Q & A / Discussion  



Satellite Symposium
Nebulized antibiotics : the right position (sponsored by NORMA)
Chair: Poulakou G – Matthaiou D



State of the Art Lecture

Chairs: H. Sambatakou - P. Gargalianos

M. Ghannoum






Towards the future
Chairs: E. Zakynthinos - G. Vlachogianni

13.00-13.15 e-learning in infection prevention and control D. Vogalaers
13.15-13.30 Lasers and nanoparticles into biofilms M. Ghannoum
13.30-13.45 The importance of viruses infections in ICU patients J. Chastre
13.45-14.00 Sepsis: right time for antibiotic therapy? T. Calandra
14.00-14.15 Bacteriophages for antimicrobial therapy J. Van der Meer
14.15-14.30 Siderophore - Antibiotic conjugates D. Nicolau
14.30-15.00 Q & A / Discussion  



Surgical infections
Chairs: V. Kouloyras - I. Koutelidakis

15.30-15.45 Severe Acute Pancreatitis: When to use antibiotics? J. De. Waele
15.45-16.00 Necrotizing fasciitis P. Montravers
16.00-16.15 Source control in instrabdominal sepsis - Tips and tricks for non - surgeons C. Eckmann
16.15-16.30 C, difficile infections: new options for treatment M. Wilcox
16.30-16.45 Cardiovascular implantable device infections N. Petrosillo
16.45-17.00 Chlorhexidine for everything? M. Niederman
17.00-17.30 Q & A / Discussion






Satellite Lecture (PFIZER)
Chairs:A. Koutsoukou



Satellite Symposium (Biomerieux)
Chairs: S. Pournaras



State of the art Lecture
Chair : E Giamarellos

18.30-19.00 Modulating the microbiota in critically ill patients (antibiotics, SDD, feacal transplantation) J. Van der Meer

Thursday 21-11-2019


09.00-11.00 Fungal infections
Chairs : S. Orfanos - D. Kofteridis

09.00-09.15 Fungal biofilm M.Ghannoum
09.15-09.30 Candida auris: a new enemy? T.Calandra
09.30-09.45 Echinocandins: mechanisms of resistance J.A. Paiva
09.45-10.00 New antifungals (APX001, F901318, AmBCochleate, SCY078, VL2397) O. Cornely
10.00-10.15 Rare cases of Aspergillosis (tracheobronchitis, pericardial, celebral) in the ICU D. Vogalaers
10.15-10.30 Rezafungin H. Sambatakou
10.30-11.00 Q & A / Discussion  



State of the art Lecture
Chair: T. Vassilakopoulos

Can we apply SSC guidelines in every single ICU in the world? The view from LMIC J.L. Vincent



How to…
Chairs: G. Baltopoulos - A. Kotanidou

11.30-11.45 … save Carbapenems in the ICU P. Montravers
11.45-12.00 … manage Gram positive resistant infections J. Chastre
12.00-12.15 … treat malaria in the ICU: Challenges in management N. Petrosillo
12.15-12.30 … optimize delivery of inhaled antibiotics in the ICU L. Palmer
12.30-12.45 … approach influenza-associated Aspergillosis J.A. Paiva
12.45-13.00 … treat measles outbreaks F. Menichetti
13.00-13.30 Q & A / Discussion






Innovations in the ICU



Tuberculosis in the ICU
Chairs : N. Koulouris – N. Kapravelos

14.30-14.50 New drugs against tuberculosis G.B. Migliori
14.50-15.10 How to treat MDR/PDR tuberculosis G. Sotgiu
15.10-15.30 Q & A / Discussion



Decatecholaminization in the ICU
Chair: P. Mirianthefs

15.30-15.50 Agripressin: Our new friend from the past! A. Rudiger
15.50-16.10 Landiolol - A new β-blocker in the ISU T. Veenith
16.10-16.35 Landiolol : Q & A / Discussion



Fluids in the ICU
Chair: I. Tsangaris

16.30-16.50 Volume replacement with a new balanced crystalloid solution M. Malbrain
16.50-17.00 Q & A / Discussion
17.00-17.30 Closing and Remarks of the Conference
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