EUCIC basic module | Groningen, Netherlands 25.02. – 02.03.2018
European Committee on Infection Control (EUCIC)
of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
• Alex W. Friedrich, Groningen, Netherlands
• Nico T. Mutters, Freiburg, Germany
• Evelina Tacconelli, Tübingen, Germany
Infection prevention and control
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are common adverse events in acute care medicine causing significant morbidity and mortality. There has been a significant increase in the commitment of infection prevention and control (IPC) over the past years.
However, training opportunities and IPC qualifications are still heterogenous and deficient. ESCMID has created EUCIC to take the lead in establishing a science-based European training programme for IPC professionals.
Training with simulated patients
This initial basic module organized by EUCIC represents the first step to achieve the abovementioned objectives. Infection Prevention and Control is a hands-on course including bedside teaching with simulated patients played by professional actors. You will have the opportunity to be taught face-to-face by top experts from different academic centres in Europe, who will cover all major aspects of IPC in the hospital. We use modern techniques to make invisible transmission of microbes visible to everybody’s eyes.
Join us in Groningen and get your hands on real-life infection prevention and control!