Session Highlights

Session Highlights

Plenary Symposia

OPENING SYMPOSIUM

  • Viruses and immunology, what remains important in current infectious diseases challenges
  • Infodemics and how this influences our work as paediatric infectious diseases specialists

HEALTHY HOUSING

  • How to design houses that will reduce infectious diseases in Africa – Jakob Brandtberg Knudsen, Denmark
  • Healthy homes in tropical zones – Lorenz von Seidlein, Thailand

EVIDENCE AND RESILIENCE IN THE COVID-19 PANDEMICS

  • Current hot topics in COVID-19 – Isabella Eckerlé, Switzerland
  • How to thrive in a public health emergency – Soumya Swaminathan, India/WHO

FORGOTTEN WISDOM

  • The most influential studies you need to have heard of – James Cherry, USA, Hermione Lyall, UK, Adam Finn, UK, Maria Tsolia, Greece, Ronald de Groot, Netherlands, & Ron Dagan, Israel

VACCINES IN THE SPOTLIGHT OF PANDEMICS

  • Maintaining routine vaccinations during a pandemic – Ann Linstrand, Sweden

Parallel Symposia

  • Infections in transplant medicine
  • Digital tools for paediatric infectious disease
  • Multidrug-resistant bacteria and biofilms
  • SARS-CoV-2 prevention of spread
  • The spread of antimicrobial resistance
  • Digitalisation and machine learning in clinical microbiology
  • Neonatal sepsis
  • Controlling arthropod tropical infections
  • New fronts for prevention and treatment of CMV
  • COVID-19 clinical and treatment
  • Antibiotic treatment revisited
  • Modern approaches to diagnosing tuberculosis and other lung infections
  • Pediatric infectious diseases challenges in humanitarian settings

Young ESPID

  • Young ESPID Debate – Prevention of adhesion and invasion of Staphylococcus aureus
  • Parallel Symposium – Managing “trivial” infections