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Scientific Program

Tuesday 21-11-2023


14.00-20.00 Infections' Preventionists Gate


Catheter Related Bloodstream Infections: Yes we can reduce the burden
Chairs: T. Katsoulas - O. Dalingarou

14.00-14.15 Impact of CRBSIs K. Arvaniti
14.15-14.30 Surveillance methods and definitions for CRBSIs C. Triantafyllou
14.30-14.45 Risk factors for the onset of CRBSIs E. Douka
14.45-15.00 Ultrasound guidance use for catheter insertion T. Katsoulas
15.00-15.15 Q & A / Discussion  


15.15-15.45 Break


Management of Central Venous Catheters for the prevention of CRBSIs
Chairs: G. Saroglou - P. Myrianthefs

15.45-16.00 Recommended strategies to prevent CRBSIs during the insertion of Central Venous Catheters: What’s new? D. Topka
16.00-16.15 Care bundles on the prevention of CRBSIs P. Varda
16.15-16.30 Additional approaches for the prevention of CRBSIs F. Sourri
16.30-16.45 Unresolved issues on CRBSIs prevention I. Koutsodimitropoulos
16.45-17.00 Q & A / Discussion  


17.00-17.30 Break



New approaches to infection prevention
Chairs: D. Hatzigeorgiou - D. Kaitelidou

17.30-17.45 The role of new technologies in the prevention of CRBSIs P. Stamataki
17.45-18.00 Development of integrated infection prevention programmes M. Tseroni
18.00-18.15 Quality audit tools for infection prevention A. Karaiskou
18.15-18.30 The financial benefit of infection prevention K. Athanasakis
18.30-18.45 Q & A / Discussion  



CRBSI prevention: Addressing clinical challenges with catheter maintenance – critical care, oncology, haemodialysis

18.45-19.15 Theoretical part A. M. Serra
19.15-19.25 Q & A / Discussion  
19.25-20.00 Practical part M. Kosi

Wednesday 22-11-2023



Opening lecture
Chair: G. Dimopoulos

COVID-19: 3 years after M.A. Dimopoulos



Burning issues in the ICU
Chairs: D. Kofteridis - G. Vlachogianni

09.15-09.30 Severe legionellosis K. Akinosoglou
09.30-09.45 Cardiac arrest and infections S. Mentzelopoulos
09.45-10.00 IAP increases VAP incidence: show me the data D. Makris
10.00-10.15 Prone position - A life saving technique
for COVID-19 VAP
D. Georgopoulos
10.15-10.30 New antigungal agents O. Cornely
10.30-10.45 PCP Pneumonia D.-R. Giacobbe
10.45-11.00 Q & A / Discussion  



Satellite Symposium MSD
Chair: G. Dimopoulos

11.00-11.05 Introductory Lecture G. Dimopoulos
11.05-11.30 Ceftolozane/Tazobactam: A potent Cephalosporin/β- Lactamase Inhibitor Combination with Activity Against Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacilli N. Sipsas
11.30-11.55 Imipenem/cilastatin/relebactam: A new carbapenem/ β-lactamase inhibitor combination for the treatment of complicated Gram-negative infections E. Christaki
11.55-12.00 Q & A / Discussion  


12.00-13.00 Break



Burning issues in the ICU
Chairs: Ch. Gogos - E. Antoniadou

13.00-13.15 Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis J. Garnacho-Montero
13.15-13.30 Chronic pulmonary Aspergillosis O. Cornely
13.30-13.45 Aspergillus Tracheobronchitis H. Sambatakou
13.45-14.00 Osteoarticular Mycoses M. Gamaletsou
14.00-14.15 Mucormycosis D. Karapiperis
14.15-14.45 Q & A / Discussion  


14.45-15.00 Break



Challenges in implementing Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) in Greek hospitals: the pharmacists’ perspective
Chairs: G. Dimopoulos - A. Markogiannakis

15.00-15.15 Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) microbial infections and AMS: the hospital pharmacy perspective D. Gennimata
15.15-15.30 Optimizing antimicrobial therapy in critically ill patients K. Ioannidis
15.30-15.45 Implementing an AMS program in a tertiary hospital A. Markogiannakis
15.45-16.00 Q & A / Discussion


16.00-16.30 Break



Chair: G. Dimopoulos

16.30-17.15 Prophylactic Negative Pressure devices in prevention and management of surgical infections and complications K. Toutouzas
17.15-17.30 Q & A / Discussion  


Thursday 23-11-2023



Burning issues in the ICU
Chairs: M. Marangos - N. Kapravelos

09.00-09.15 Infections due to MRSA D. Koulenti
09.15-09.30 MDR: antibiotic combinations J. Garnacho-Montero
09.30-09.45 Antimicrobial stewardship M. Akova
09.45-10.00 Bacterial infections: Fast Diagnosis M. Antonelli
10.00-10.15 When to give antifungal therapy in abdominal sepsis C. Eckmann
10.15-10.30 Infections in hematology oncology ICU patients E. Terpos
10.30-11.00 Q & A / Discussion  



Burning issues in the ICU

Chair: V. Papaioannou

11.00-11.15 Eravacycline G. Dimopoulos
11.15-11.30 Angiotensin II S. Mentzelopoulos
11.30-11.45 Heart rate variability, autonomic disfunction and immune response in sepsis V. Papaioannou
11.45-12.00 Q & A / Discussion  



Satellite Symposium SANTAIR
Innovation in Sepsis Management
Chair: G. Dimopoulos

12.00-12.45 Fibrinolysis Resistance in Sepsis - Pathophysiology, Diagnostics and Therapeutic Approaches A. Calatzis
12.45-13.00 Q & A / Discussion  


13.00-14.00 Break



Challenges in the ICU I
Chairs: E. Mouloudi - A. Komnos

14.00-14.15 Monkey pox M. Akova
14.15-14.30 Τrained immunity T. Calandra
14.30-14.45 Precision Medicine in the ICU E. Giamarellos
14.45-15.00 Necrotizing Fasciitis C. Eckmann
15.00-15.30 Q & A / Discussion  


15.30-16.00 Break



Satellite Symposium ELPEN
IV Fosfomycin in Difficult-to-Treat Infections
Chair: Ch. Gogos

16.00-16.25 Gram(-) Difficult-to-Treat Infections E. Giamarellos-Bourboulis
16.25-16.50 Gram(+) Difficult-to-Treat Infections P. Panagopoulos
16.50-17.00 Q & A / Discussion  


17.00-17.30 Break



Satellite Symposium PFIZER

Chairs: G. Daikos - A. Kotanidou

17.30-17.55 The role of Ceftazidime-avibactam in the treatment of MDR Gram-negative infections K. Akinosoglou
17.55-18.20 Treating aspergillosis in ICU: The role of Isavouconazole G. Dimopoulos
18.20-18.30 Q & A / Discussion  

Friday 24-11-2023



The European Perspective of Future Training in Intensive Care Medicine
Chairs: G. Dimopoulos - S. Mentzelopoulos

09.15-09.30 Inhomogeneities and major challenges in training M. Antonelli
09.30-09.45 Training in the ICU environment: Ethical dilemmas,
complex communication and burnout
S. Mentzelopoulos
09.45-10.00 Emerging infections – current obstacles and
S. Blot
10.00-10.15 Continuing medical education (CME) - Mentorship I. Siempos
10.15-10.30 NV-HAP vs V- HAP vs VAP: differences E. Magira
10.30-11.00 Q & A / Discussion  



Satellite Symposium Menarini Hellas
AMS and the management of CRE-KPC infections in the era of new BLIs: The role of meropenemvaborbactam
Chair: Ch. Gogos

11.00-11.25 Antimicrobial stewardship for CPE infections: challenges and opportunities E. Douka
11.25-11.50 The role of meropenem-vaborbactam in the era of new BL/ BLIs M. Gamaletsou
11.50-12.00 Q & A / Discussion  


12.00-13.00 Break



Challenges in the ICU II
Chairs: E. Zakynthinos - V. Papaioannou

13.00-13.15 Candida auris S. Blot
13.15-13.30 Fungal sepsis T. Calandra
13.30-13.45 Infections in transplant patients N. Sipsas
13.45-14.00 New antiviral agents against COVID-19 M. Bassetti
14.00-14.15 Novel antibiotics for severe bacterial infections G. Daikos
14.15-14.45 Q & A / Discussion  


14.45-15.00 Break



Challenges in the ICU III
Chairs: N. Sipsas - Ch. Gogos

15.00-15.15 Infections - Fast Diagnosis J. Meletiadis
15.15-15.30 Greek CDC: Antimicrobial stewardship in Greece Th. Zaoutis
15.30-15.45 The financial benefit of infection prevention
in critical care
I. Yfantopoulos
15.45-16.00 Q & A / Discussion


16.00            End of Meeting