Biofilm-driven infections: research and clinical relevance

During 20-22 February 2019 the course “Biofilm-driven infections: research and clinical relevance” was held in Bucharest, Romania.

The course was organized by the Society for Infectious Diseases and HIV/AIDS, in partnership with the National Institute for Infectious Diseases “Prof. Dr. Matei Balș”, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest, and the Research Institute of the University of Bucharest (ICUB).

The course was part of local modules of the European Infection Prevention and Control Certificate, organized by EUCIC (European Committee for Infection Control), a standing committee of the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID).

The module addressed highly relevant topics such as: clinical relevance of microbial consortia, the role of quorum sensing in inter-microbial cooperation, practical techniques for in vitro assessment of biofilm formation, strategies for controlling and preventing biofilm-driven infections, clinical management of biofilm-associated infections.

The course was credited by EACCME with 13 European CME credits.

The module will be organized again in 2021 in partnership with EUCIC, open to the participation of medical doctors and pharmacists, nurses or other healthcare professionals with an MSc or PhD, with an interest in infection prevention and control.