Programme Committee

Rafael Cantón, Madrid, Spain
Rafael Cantón, Madrid, Spain
Jesús Rodríguez-Baño, Seville, Spain
Jesús Rodríguez-Baño, Seville, Spain
John McConnnell, London, United Kingdom
John McConnnell, London, United Kingdom
Jordi Vila, Barcelona, Spain
Jordi Vila, Barcelona, Spain
Maria Eugenia Gutierrez Pimentel, David, Panama
Maria Eugenia Gutierrez Pimentel, David, Panama
Mario Poljak, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Mario Poljak, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Silvio Vega, Panama, Panama
Silvio Vega, Panama, Panama
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Speakers

  • Ana Belén Araúz - MD
  • German Esparza - MSc
    German Esparza - MSc

    Specialist in Clinical Microbiology. Member of the Expert Panel on Microbiology of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) from USA.
    / Chair of the Clinical Microbiology Committee of the Pan-American Association of Infectious Diseases. (API)
    / Professor of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and Rosario University. Bogota, Colombia.

  • Jesus Rodriguez-Baño - MD
    Jesus Rodriguez-Baño - MD

    MD, PhD; Specialist in Internal Medicine. Expert degree in Epidemiology and Clinical Research.
    / Head of Infectious Diseases Division at Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena, Seville, Spain.
    / ESCMID Past-President (2018-2019)
    / Professor of Medicine at Universidad de Sevilla. Seville, Spain

  • John McConnell
  • Jordi Vila - PhD
    Jordi Vila - PhD

    -Head of Department of Clinical Microbiology of Hospital Clinic. Barcelona, Spain. -President of SEIMC (2019-2021)
    -Professor of Microbiology, School of Medicine of University of Barcelona
    Barcelona, Spain.

  • Juan Pablo Horcajada - MD
    Juan Pablo Horcajada - MD

    MD PhD /
    Chief of the Departament of Infectious Diseases, at Hospital del Mar. Barceloona, Spain /
    Coordinator of the Infection Control Programme and President of the Infection Control Committee at Hospital del Mar, Parc de Salut. Barcelona, Spain /
    Professor of Medicine at Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona, Spain

  • Luisa Peixe
  • Maria Eugenia Gutierrez - MD
    Maria Eugenia Gutierrez - MD

    MD, Specialist in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.
    / Head of Infection Control Committee of Hospital Jose Domingo De Obaldia. David, Panama.
    / General Secretary of API (201 / -2019)
    / Past President of Panamanian Society of Infectious Diseases-SEIP (2015-2018)

  • Maria Virgina Villegas - MD
    Maria Virgina Villegas - MD

    MD, Specialist in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. MSc in Microbiology. / Chair of the Bacterial Resistance and Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee of the Pan-American Association of Infectious Diseases. (API) / Scientific Director of Grupo RAEH (Antimicrobial Resistance and Hospital Epidemiology. Universidad del Bosque. Bogotá, Colombia.

  • Mario Poljak - MD
    Mario Poljak - MD

    MD, PhD, Specialist in Clinical Microbiology
    / Head of Laboratory for Molecular Microbiology and Slovenian HIV/AIDS Reference Centre
    / ESCMID Past President (2017-2018) & Publication Officer
    / Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine at University of Ljubljana. Ljubljana, Slovenia.

  • Rafael Canton Moreno - PhD
    Rafael Canton Moreno - PhD

    Head of Microbiology Department of Hospital Universitario Ramon y Cajal. Madrid, Spain
    SEIMC Past President (2015-2017)
    Chair of the European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST) 2012-2016.
    Associate Professor of Clinic Microbiology, Pharmacy Faculty of Universidad Complutense. Madrid, Spain.

  • Silvio Vega - MD
    Silvio Vega - MD

    MD, MSc in Microbiology
    / Head of Clinical Laboratory of Complejo Hospitalario Metropolitano. Panama City, Panama.
    / Researcher of the National System of researchers
    professor of Microbiology and Tropical Medicine
    / API Past President (2017-2019).

  • Susan Hopkins

Location

Intercontinental Miramar Panama Hotel

Date

Nov 28 2019 - Nov 29 2019

Time

8:15 am - 5:00 pm

Antimicrobial resistance in the 21st Century: a global threat

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Program

28th November - Final programme

08:00 - to 09:00
Registration
09:00 - to 09:30
Introduction and presentation
Speakers:
Jesus Rodriguez-Baño - MD, John McConnell, Jordi Vila - PhD, Maria Eugenia Gutierrez - MD, Silvio Vega - MD
09:30 - to 11:15
Symposium 1: Origins and threat of antimicrobial resistance
Antimicrobial resistance: the origins | Antimicrobial resistance: why it is a real global threat | One health and antimicrobial resistance I Discussion
Speakers:
Jesus Rodriguez-Baño - MD, Juan Pablo Horcajada - MD, Silvio Vega - MD, Susan Hopkins
11:15 - to 11:30
Coffee break
11:30 - to 13:15
Symposium 2: Antimicrobial resistance in bacteria: an epidemiologic overview.
Antimicrobial resistance in Europe | Antimicrobial resistance in the Americas | Antimicrobial resistance in Panama: ESBL, KPC and other demons.
Speakers:
John McConnell, Jordi Vila - PhD, Maria Virgina Villegas - MD, Silvio Vega - MD
13:15 - to 14:30
Lunch
14:30 - to 16:15
Symposium 3: Molecular epidemiology of the mechanisms of resistance: the big beasts
Resistance to beta-lactams in Gram negative microorganisms: ESBL and carbapenemases | Resistance in Gram positive microorganisms | Resistance to new compounds
Speakers:
Jordi Vila - PhD, Luisa Peixe, Maria Virgina Villegas - MD, Susan Hopkins
16:15 - to 16:45
Conference
The diagnosis of infectious diseases in the XXI century
Speakers:
Maria Eugenia Gutierrez - MD, Mario Poljak - MD

29th November - Final programme

09:00 - to 10:30
Symposium 4: Treatment of XDR pathogens
Evolving therapies for MDR organisms: betalactamase inhibitors combinations | Individualised treatment of infections due to XDR pathogens | Antimicrobial stewardship in the era of resistance
Speakers:
Jesus Rodriguez-Baño - MD, Juan Pablo Horcajada - MD, Maria Eugenia Gutierrez - MD, Maria Virgina Villegas - MD
10:30 - to 11:00
Conference
The fight against antimicrobial resistance: new approaches, infection control and antimicrobial stewardship
Speakers:
Jesus Rodriguez-Baño - MD, Silvio Vega - MD
11:00 - to 11:30
Coffee Break
11:30 - to 13:15
Symposium 5: Update on diagnostic tools for antimicrobial resistant pathogens
Fast, accurate, simple and affordable: the ideal diagnostic test. | Rapid test for resistant pathogens | Diagnostic stewardship: the basis
Speakers:
German Esparza - MSc, Jordi Vila - PhD, Mario Poljak - MD, Rafael Canton Moreno - PhD
13:15 - to 14:30
Lunch
14:30 - to 16:15
Symposium 6: Antimicrobial Susceptibility testing in the era of resistance.
Breakpoint setting criteria | Automated systems and antimicrobial susceptibility testing | Susceptibility testing of drug combinations: friend of foe?
Speakers:
Ana Belén Araúz - MD, German Esparza - MSc, Rafael Canton Moreno - PhD
16:15 - to 16:45
Conference
Antibiogram interpretation: the basics
Speakers:
Mario Poljak - MD, Rafael Canton Moreno - PhD
16:45 - to 17:00
Closing remarks
Speakers:
John McConnell, Jordi Vila - PhD, Maria Eugenia Gutierrez - MD, Mario Poljak - MD, Silvio Vega - MD
Jesus Rodriguez-Baño - MD
Jesus Rodriguez-Baño - MD
MD, PhD; Specialist in Internal Medicine. Expert degree in Epidemiology and Clinical Research. / Head of Infectious Diseases Division at Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena, Seville, Spain. / ESCMID Past-President (2018-2019) / Professor of Medicine at Universidad de Sevilla. Seville, Spain
John McConnell
Jordi Vila - PhD
Jordi Vila - PhD
-Head of Department of Clinical Microbiology of Hospital Clinic. Barcelona, Spain. -President of SEIMC (2019-2021) -Professor of Microbiology, School of Medicine of University of Barcelona Barcelona, Spain.
Maria Eugenia Gutierrez - MD
Maria Eugenia Gutierrez - MD
MD, Specialist in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. / Head of Infection Control Committee of Hospital Jose Domingo De Obaldia. David, Panama. / General Secretary of API (201 / -2019) / Past President of Panamanian Society of Infectious Diseases-SEIP (2015-2018)
Silvio Vega - MD
Silvio Vega - MD
MD, MSc in Microbiology / Head of Clinical Laboratory of Complejo Hospitalario Metropolitano. Panama City, Panama. / Researcher of the National System of researchers professor of Microbiology and Tropical Medicine / API Past President (2017-2019).
Juan Pablo Horcajada - MD
Juan Pablo Horcajada - MD
MD PhD / Chief of the Departament of Infectious Diseases, at Hospital del Mar. Barceloona, Spain / Coordinator of the Infection Control Programme and President of the Infection Control Committee at Hospital del Mar, Parc de Salut. Barcelona, Spain / Professor of Medicine at Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona, Spain
Susan Hopkins
Maria Virgina Villegas - MD
Maria Virgina Villegas - MD
MD, Specialist in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. MSc in Microbiology. / Chair of the Bacterial Resistance and Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee of the Pan-American Association of Infectious Diseases. (API) / Scientific Director of Grupo RAEH (Antimicrobial Resistance and Hospital Epidemiology. Universidad del Bosque. Bogotá, Colombia.
Luisa Peixe
Mario Poljak - MD
Mario Poljak - MD
MD, PhD, Specialist in Clinical Microbiology / Head of Laboratory for Molecular Microbiology and Slovenian HIV/AIDS Reference Centre / ESCMID Past President (2017-2018) & Publication Officer / Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine at University of Ljubljana. Ljubljana, Slovenia.
German Esparza - MSc
German Esparza - MSc
Specialist in Clinical Microbiology. Member of the Expert Panel on Microbiology of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) from USA. / Chair of the Clinical Microbiology Committee of the Pan-American Association of Infectious Diseases. (API) / Professor of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and Rosario University. Bogota, Colombia.
Rafael Canton Moreno - PhD
Rafael Canton Moreno - PhD
Head of Microbiology Department of Hospital Universitario Ramon y Cajal. Madrid, Spain SEIMC Past President (2015-2017) Chair of the European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST) 2012-2016. Associate Professor of Clinic Microbiology, Pharmacy Faculty of Universidad Complutense. Madrid, Spain.
Ana Belén Araúz - MD