Session Highlights

PLENARIES

NEW RESEARCH APPROACHES IN THE STUDY OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES IN CHILDREN

New ways of doing clinical trials in infectious diseases.

Diana Gibb, UK

Alternatives to clinical trials. The C-Word:Causal Inference

Miguel A. Hernán, USA

ANTIBIOTIC USE ACROSS THE EU – WHY IS THE SPECTRUM SO BROAD?

Panelists:

Mike Sharland, UK

Maria Tsolia, GR

Oana Falup-Pecurariu, UK

THE FUTURE OF VACCINES (IS NOW)

HPV vaccine – One dose?

The problems with making the right decisions

Wolfgang Gaissmaier, Germany

Vaccine safety – How to measure it and how to communicate it

Saad Omer, USA

ONE HEALTH – THE HUMAN-ANIMAL INTERFACE

Nature mortelle – the global burden of zoonotic infections.

Tatjana Avšič Županc, Slovenia

Pets as sources of infections

Bruno Chomel, USA

Ticking in the woods – New insights in tick-transmitted infections in Europe

Franc Strle, Slovenia

SYMPOSIA

  • Paediatric sepsis
  • Pediatric infectious disease in unstable settings
  • Perinatal infections – The mother – Infant pair
  • Vaccine challenges
  • Novelties in diagnostic microbiology in pediatrics
  • Children on the move – Practical aspects on travel medicine and migrant health
  • Congenital CMV infection
  • Influenza prevention and children
  • Healthcare associated infections in children
  • Infections which define immune responses – Or the other way around?
  • Prevention of meningococcal disease – the way forward
  • Is it infection or inflammation?
  • Infections in paediatric oncology and HSCT patients

MTE

  • Complicated pneumonia (diagnostic and treatment approaches)
  • Endocarditis in children
  • Lyme disease – Diagnosis and management
  • Invasive fungal infections in immunocompromised children
  • Prevention of vertical transmission of HIV
  • Tuberculosis – Still with us
  • Diagnostic and treatment dilemmas in acute encephalitis
  • How to do an audit on the use of antibiotics
  • Diagnosis and management of osteomyelitis in children
  • CMV infection in the neonate
  • Diagnostic considerations in the frequently sick child
  • Kawasaki disease dilemmas
  • Diagnostic approaches in paediatric infectious diseases (microbiology vs. host response)
  • Management of ventriculoperitoneal shunt infections in children
  • Mycoplasma pnuemonia
  • Vaccine Acceptance