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In this one and a half day course, participants will get an up-to-date, complete and in-depth review of all aspects of pneumonia in the critically ill. Top experts in different areas of infection management will provide state of the art lectures and discuss real life cases with the participants. Recently updated guidelines have been published, and practical implications of these will be discussed.
Faculty: Jan De Waele (Course Director), Jean Chastre, Pieter Depuydt, Jean-François Timsit, Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Jose Garnacho-Montero, Saad Nseir, Pedro PovoaVenue: Brussels Training Centre (19 Rue Belliard – 1040 Brussels)



Key Reasons to attend

  • Meet leading experts, who will present state of the art lectures on all aspects of pneumonia in the critically ill
  • Get up to date on new developments in the management of pneumonia
  • Participate in interactive sessions discussing real life cases & implications of recently published guidelines
  • Network with colleagues and teachers

Course Objectives

  • To review the challenges in diagnosis and classification of pneumonia
  • To understand International guidelines and use them in clinical practice
  • To appreciate the principles of empirical antibiotic therapy in respiratory infections
  • To recognise the role of non-bacterial respiratory infections in the critically ill
  • To understand and implement the elements of antibiotic stewardship

Programme Content

  • Basic concepts including definitions, microbiology and diagnosis
  • Preventive strategies and managing the risk of MDR involvement
  • Empirical and directed antibiotic therapy as well as new technologies and adjunctive therapies
  • Antibiotic stewardship essentials – antibiotic dosing, duration, streamlining
  • Non-bacterial pulmonary infections

Who should attend this course?

  • Intensive care medicine and internal medicine residents with a keen interest in infections in the ICU
  • Junior and senior intensivists wanting a comprehensive refresher course
  • Researchers seeking to comprehend the clinical perspective in pneumonia management


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