17th Symposium on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host and 3rd Symposium on Diagnosis and Therapy of Opportunistic Infections and related Immunodeficiency Syndromes, Genova,  Italy, 24-27 June 2012

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Sunday, 24 June

13:00 – 20:00      Registration Open


15:30 - 16:15       Plenary Session 1

                              Chairman: C. Kauffmann (USA

                               Immune Reconstitution after HSCT                                            H. Einsele (GER)


Merck Sharp & Dohme Satellite Symposium

16:30 - 18:30       Important Considerations for Limiting the Impact of Invasive Fungal

                              Infections in Immuncompromised Patients

                              Chairmen: C. Viscoli (ITA) & D. Kontoyiannis (USA)


16:30 - 16:40       Welcome & Opening Remarks

                              C. Viscoli (ITA)


16:40 - 17:05       Unmet Medical Needs for the Management of Invasive Fungal Infections

                              D. Kontoyiannis (USA)


17:05 - 17:30       Current Treatment strategies for Management of Invasive Aspergillosis

                              C. Viscoli (ITA)


17:30 - 17:55       Current Strategies for Management of Candidemia and Invasive Candidiasis

                              M. Bassetti (ITA)


17:55 - 18:20       Panel Discussion



18:20 - 18:30       Closing Remarks

                              D. Kontoyiannis (USA)


19:00 - 20:00       Welcome Reception


Monday, 25 June

08:00 – 09:00      Meet-the-Expert Sessions


                              Meet the Expert 1

                              Management of Respiratory Viral Infection in HSCT                 M. Boeckh (USA)


                              Meet the Expert 2

                              Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock                                   J. Carlet (FRA)


                              Meet the Expert 3

                              Management of Opportunistic Infections in the                            G. Di Perri (ITA)

                              AIDS Presenter 


09:15 - 10:00       Plenary Session 2

                              Chairman: L. Romani (ITA)

                              Genetic Predisposition to Infectious Disease                        R. Schumann (GER)


10:00 – 10:30      Break


10:30 – 12:30      Symposium 1

                              Clinical Mycology in 2012

                              Chairmen. D. Kontoyiannis (USA), M. Slavin (AUS)

                                       Use of EORTC-MSG Criteria for Driving Clinical Decisions    P. Donnelly (NL)

                                       Non Cultural Markers for the Diagnosis of IFI                               M. Slavin (AUS)

                                        Assessing the Outcome in IFI                                                           B. Segal (USA)

                                       Empirical vs. Preemptive Antifungal Therapy                            C. Girmenia (ITA)


10:30 – 12:30      Symposium 2

                              The Challenge of MDR Organisms in Bacterial Opportunistic Infections     

                              Chairmen: G.M. Rossolini (ITA), M. Bassetti (ITA)

                                        Management of MRSA in 2012                                                    J.P. Chastre (FRA)

                              Resistance Patterns in Gram Negative Bacteria                 G.M. Rossolini (ITA)

                                        Treatment for MDR-Pseudomonas and Acinetobacter            Russ Lewis (ITA)

                                        Epidemiology and Management of CPK                                    M. Bassetti (ITA)


12:30 – 14:00      Lunch and Poster Viewing


14:00 – 14:30      Lecture 1:

                              Chairman: Russ Lewis (ITA)

                                        Treatment Options for Gram-positive Infections in                 P. Grossi (ITA)       

                              Immunocompromised Patients             


14:45 – 16:15      Roundtable 1

                              Clinical Problems in HIV Patients: A case Study Roundtable

                              H. Hirsch (SWI) , A. Antinori (ITA)


                              Roundtable 2

                              Infection in Transplantation- A Case Study Roundtable

                              J. Fishman (USA), P. Grossi (ITA)


16:15-17:00         Plenary Session 3:

                              Chairman: E. Bow (USA)

                                        The Issue of time to treatment in HIV Infections                           A. Antinori (ITA)


17:00-19:00         ICHS Council Meeting


Tuesday, 26 June

07:30 – 17:00      Registration Open


08:00 – 09:00      Meet-the-Expert Sessions


                              Meet the Expert 4

                              New Diagnostic Methods in IFI                                                T. Patterson (USA)

                                                                                                                                                                    D. Kontoyiannis (USA)


                              Meet the Expert 5

                              Tuberculosis after Transplantation                                      C. Machado (BRA)


                              Meet the Expert 6

                              Managing Late Toxicity in Antiretroviral Therapy                          D’Arminio (ITA)


09:15 – 10:00      Plenary Session 4

                              Chairman: J. Fishman (USA)

                                        New Developments in the Management of Hepatitis C                  M. Puoti (ITA)


10:00 – 10:30      Break


10:30 – 11:30      Slide Session: Selected Abstract Presentation

                              Chairmen: T. Patterson (USA), S. Bradley (USA)


11:30 – 12:00      Lecture 2

                              Chairman: C. Viscoli (ITA)

                              Treatment of Fungal Infections:                                      D. Kontoyiannis (USA)

             From Guidelines to Clinical Practice


12:00 – 12:30      Lecture 3

                              Chairman: C. Machado (BRA)

                                        C. difficile enteritis: New Therapeutic Options                         F. Menichetti (ITA)


12:30   - 14:00     Lunch and Poster Viewing


14:00 – 14:30      Lecture 4:

                              Chairman: T. Patterson (USA)

                              Echinocandins as Antifungal Prophylaxis in high risk           C. Girmenia (ITA)

                                           hometological patients


14:30 – 16:30      Roundtable 3

                              Infections in Hematological Patients: A Case Study Roundtable

                              G.Maschmeyer (GER), E. Bow (CAN)


                              Roundtable 4.

                              Biological Response Modifiers: A Case Study Roundtable

                              R. Finberg (USA), M. Boeckh (USA)


16:30 – 18:30      Symposium 3

                              Infections in Cancer Patients

                              A.   Safdar (USA), C. Viscoli (ITA)

                              Handling Pulmonary Infiltrates in Cancer Patients                  G. Maschmeyer (GER)

                                        Quinolone Prophylaxis: Still Something Logical?                                W. Kern (GER) 

                              Comparison of Points of View and Guidelines

                                   The IDSA Perspective                                                                      E. Bow (CAN)

                                               The ECIL Perspective                                                                   M. Akova (TUR)


Wednesday, 27 June

08:00 – 11:00      Registration Open


08:00 – 09:00      Meet-the-Expert Sessions


                              Meet the Expert 7

                  Management of Mucormycosis                                           D. Kontoyiannis (USA)


                  Meet the Expert 8

                  Management of Infections in the Elderly                                       S. Bradley (USA)


                  Meet the Expert 9

                  Vaccinations in the Immunocompromised Host                      P. Ljungman (SWE)


09:15-10:00         Plenary Session 5

                              Chairman:  G. Maschmeyer (GER)

                                        Tuberculosis in 2012                                                                S. Kaufmann (GER)


10:00-11:00         Plenary Session 6

                              Chairman: TBD

                   EUCAST and MLCLS: New Breakpoints and New Responsibilities

                            The Microbiologist                                                             G. Kalhmeter (SWE)

                                     The ID Clinician                                                                         M. Akova (TUR)


11:00 – 13:00      Symposium 4

                   Sensitive Problems in the Management of HIV/AIDS Patients

                   Chairman: R. Cauda (ITA)

                         Options in the Immunologically Poor Responder                       S. Rusconi (ITA)

                         Fungal infections in the AIDS Presenter                                   M. Mikulska (ITA)

                         Problems in Combining Anti HIV and HBV/HCV Therapy           R. Bruno (ITA)

                         Cognitive Disorders in Viral Infections                                          P. Cinque (ITA)


13.00                      Farewell



updated 20 June 2012

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