​​Walter Marget Educational Workshop

​​​Tuesday - Wednesday, May 10-11, 2016

By Invitation Only

Each year ESPID sponsors an educational workshop for 50 selected trainees at the annual Meeting. The workshop is clinically oriented and interaction between trainees and faculty is strongly encouraged.

The goals and objectives of the workshop are:

  • To discuss, in depth, management of infectious diseases in children
  • To promote best clinical practise for management of paediatric infections
  • To give trainees the opportunity to present clinical cases of infections for discussion
  • To enable trainees to meet experts in the field as well as colleagues from other countries and share their experiences

​The Walter Marget Educational Workshop leaders are selected by the ESPID Committee for Education. All of the workshop leaders are outstanding clinicians with extensive experience in the field of paediatric infectious diseases.

Please click here ​to view the Walter Marget Workshop Guidelines

We are delighted to inform you that the Walter Marget Workshop will continue with its new format for Brighton 2016. Our aim is to promote more shared learning between participants and faculty in the workshop. There will be:

  • More participants - now room for up to 50 participants, see website for guidelines regarding your eligibility to join the workshop

  • 4 keynote lectures – ​Treating Nosocomial / Surgical Infections – bugs to fear?, Sharon Nachmann | Managing Kawasaki's disease – short term and long term, Mike Levin | Managing Urinary Tract Infections – bugs to fear?, Manolis Galanakis |  Emerging /Travel Infections – bugs to fear?, Sharon Nachmann.                ​                 

  • 4 breakout sessions for case presentations, with a maximum of 15 participants per session, including a Young ESPID co-chair – an increased chance for in depth discussions

  • 4 Clinical Themes for 2016 – Nosocomial Infections; Cardiovascular Infections / Inflammation; Urinary Tract Infections; Emerging / Travel Infections. ​                          ​​

  • Competitive submission of cases for presentation participants are invited to submit an abstract (max 200 words) of the case they wish to present (according to the 4 themes -above)  by 10.1.16. You will be informed in good time whether your case has been selected for presentation.

  • Prizes for the best oral presentations - the 32 best submitted case abstracts will be selected by the education committee for presentation, 4 in each themed break out session.

  • Case presentations – please follow this format (to give everyone time to present)–  a maximum 10 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for discussion​; maximum 10 text power point slides (can have some additional for clinical photos) – e.g. 2 history; 2 examination / investigation; 1 differential diagnosis – presenter to test the audience and then give their DD; 2/3 management & clinical progress; 2 sum up / literature review / outcome ; take home message.

  • WMW Programme – see below

    We look forward to receiving your case pre​sentations and to Meeting you at the Workshop!

How to apply and Workshop Programme

Application Deadline: 10.1.16

Please click​ here to apply to the Walter Marget Educational Workshop!
For further information please contact: ESPID Secretariat (espid@kenes.ch)

Applicants who are accepted to the workshop will receive waived registration to the ESPID 2016 Meeting. Please do not register to the Meeting ​until notification of acceptance to the Walter Marget Workshop has been sent to you. In addition up to 5 accepted applicants from resource poor countries* will be reimbursed for travel expenses (flight and accommodation) up to a maximum amount of (EURO) €1,000 after the Annual Meeting.

*Resource poor countries are those countries classified by the Word Bank as Lower Income or Lower-Middle Income.

Please click her​e to view the country classification

Please note that the registration for the workshop is open to trainees in paediatric infectious diseases who must be ESPID members in good standing. It is free of charge and will be open to a maximum of 50 persons who will be selected by the ESPID Education Committee.​

How to Submit an Abstract for a Case Presentation

We expect the majority of participants at the workshop to present a clinical case for discussion. This year participants ​are invited to submit a short abstract (max 200 words) of the case they wish to present in advance so that we can be sure that on t​he day all the cases are discussed. Please select your cases according to one of the 4 themes for this year. Please email the abstract to espid@kenes.ch by 10.1.16. You will be informed in good time whether your case has been selected for presentation. Prizes will be awarded for the best presentations.​

Workshop Programme 

Faculty for the workshop: David Greenberg; David Pace; Manolis Galanakis; Javier Diez-Domingo; Nico Hartwig; Elise Fernandez-Cooke; Chrissie Jones; Ásgeir Haraldsson; Vana Spoulou; Sharon Nachmann; Mike Levin; Hermione Lyall

Day 1, Tuesday, May 10, 2016 | ​14:00-18:30   

Registration & Welcome  

Chair: Hermione Lyall                                                                                        14.00 – 14.30

Opening Faculty Lecture                                                                                 14.30 – 15.00

Chair: Hermione Lyall

Treating Nosocomial / Surgical Infections – bugs to fear?

Speaker: Sharon Nachmann

    Breakout sessions – 4 cases per session, 10 mins to present, 10 mins to discuss

Breakout 1 - Nosocomial Infections or Cardiovascular – infection / inflammation 

15.00 – 16.20

Nosocomial Infections (Hall C, Group A)

Chairs: Sharon Nachmann & Chrissie Jones

1) Paul Torpiano - Septic arthritis after brief hospitalization: is there a link?

2) Jose Maria Valle T-Figueras – Fever in a child with a renal transplant

3) Claudia P Beltran – Peritoneal dialysis catheter infection

4) Lorenza Romani – Fever in a child with a central venous catheter 

Cardiovascular – infection / inflammation (Hall D, Group B)

Chairs:​ Nico Hartwig & Elise Fernandez-Cooke

1) Nabaneeta Dash – Fever and heart failure

2) Christelle Tan – Persistently negative blood cultures: is there a pathogen?

3) Natalia Sirimi – A fatal superantigen mediated disease

4) Ruud Nijman – Fever and coronary artery aneurysms 

Coffee                                                                                                            16.20 – 16.40

Breakout 2 - Nosocomial Infections or Cardiovascular – infection / inflammation 

16.40 – 18.00

Nosocomial Infections (Hall C, Group B)     

Chairs: Ásgeir Haraldsson & Chrissie Jones 

1) Corina-Mihaela Fainarea – Fever and conjunctivitis in a neonate

2) Lixandru Raluca-Ileana - What's the biggest challenge-a congenital infection or an acquired infection?  

3) Navin Boeddha – A refractory infection in an immunosuppressed child  

4) Simon B Drysdale - Mucopolysaccharidosis and fever 

Cardiovascular – infection / inflammation (Hall D, Group A)

Chairs: Mike Levin & Elise Fernandez-Cooke

1) Charlene Rodrigues – An unexpected manifestation of an aggressive pathogen

2) Oana Anton - A slip, pain in the hip and a hospital trip

3) Thomas Volkman – A child with a limp and an abnormal ECG

4) Nina Dwi Putri – A murmur in an immunocompromised child 

Invited New Evidence Lecture                                                                        18.00 – 18.30

Chair: David Pace

Managing Kawasaki's disease – short term and long term

Speaker: Mike Levin 

Networking Dinner with Quiz                                                                       19.30 – 21.30

​Day 2, Wednesday ,May 11, 2016 | 09:30-13:45​ 

Invited New Evidence Lecture                                                                        09.30 – 10.00

Chair: David Greenberg

Managing Urinary Tract Infections – bugs to fear?

Speaker: Manolis Galanakis                    

Breakout 3 - Urinary Tract Infections or Emerging / Travel Infections      

10.00 – 11.20

Urinary Tract Infections (Hall C, Group A)  

Chairs: Manolis Galanakis & Chrissie Jones

1) Yasindu Waniganayake - Neonatal sepsis: Start of a nosocomial outbreak?

2) Nakakana Usman Nasir – An infant who failed to thrive

3) Emily Brown – Outcome of a sepsis screen in a neonate

4) Maia De Luca –An infant with Candida in the urine: should I worry?

Emerging / Travel Infections (Hall D, Group B)

Chairs: Sharon Nachmann & Elise Fernandez-Cooke

1) Ruth Farrugia - Hypereosinophilia in a traveller

2) Irene Rivero - The Hindu recurrent wheezer

3) Laura Ferreras - Recurrent oedema and eosinophilia

4) Ulf Schulze-Sturm – First seizure and Hemiparesis in an afebrile unaccompanied minor from Somalia

Coffee and group photo                                                                              11.20 – 11.40

Breakout 4 - Urinary Tract Infections or Emerging / Travel Infections                

11.40 – 13.00

Urinary Tract Infections (Hall C, Group B)  

Chairs: Javier Diez-Domingo & Elise Fernandez-Cooke

1) Eleni Vergadi - An otherwise well infant presenting with an unusual urinary tract pathogen

2) Yvonne Beunink – One episode of fever in a neonate

3) Praveen Saroey – Disseminated infection in a neonate

4) Vira Chechenieva – An unusual urinary pathogen: what should I think of?

Emerging / Travel Infections (Hall D​, Group A)        

Chairs: Hermione Lyall & Chrissie Jones        

1) Daniel Jarovsky - An uncommon cause of headache in a heathy adolescent

2) Irene Rivero - Sudden respiratory distress syndrome  

3) Daniela Klobassa - Fever after Uganda-trip

4) Josh Osowicki – A complicated congenital infection

Invited New Evidence Lecture                                                                       13.00 – 13.30

Chair: David Greenberg

Emerging / Travel Infections – bugs to fear?

Speaker: Sharon Nachmann                

Feedback & Prizes                                                                                           13.30 -13.45

Chair: Hermione Lyall                              


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