12th ESPID Research Masterclass

12th ESPID Research Masterclass

ESPID Research Masterclass (ERMC) is a closed, seminar type of forum for active paediatric infectious diseases (PID) research groups in Europe. The research performed can involve ‘bench-type’ basic and translational research, as well as ‘bed-side’ clinical studies and epidemiological studies in any area of paediatric infectious diseases. Please see the detailed programme here.

The primary aim of ERMC is to provide better opportunities for young researchers to present their studies and discuss their research with other junior colleagues as well as with European research group leaders.

The second aim of the seminar is to provide the researchers a better view of recent PID research in Europe and also to stimulate discussions of new research collaborations among ESPID members.

12th ERMC 2020 PROGRAMME | Fully Live

30th October 2020, 9.30 am – 3.55 pm, CET

09.30 – 09.45                     Welcome & Introduction – Theo Zaoutis, USA

Session I: Tropical Diseases

Chairs: Flor Munoz, USA | Elisavet Chorafa, Greece | Angela Manzanares, Spain

09.45- 10.05                        Predicting Clinical Outcomes From Transcriptional Trajectories In Bloo – Claire Dunican, UK

10.05 – 10.25                      Thrombocytopenia In Febrile Children In Nepal Following Immunization With A Novel Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine – Dikshya Pant, UK

10.25 – 10.45                      Etiology And Outcome Of Febrile Children Coming From The Tropics, A Multicenter Review – David Tottes-Fernandez, Spain

10.45- 10.55                       Short comfort break

10.55 – 11.15                      Identifying Distinct Transcriptional States Of The Malaria Parasite In Response To The Host Environment, Clare Andradi-Brown, UK

11.15 – 12.00                      Keynote Lecture – Ronald De Groot, ‘How to secure funds for research’

12.00 – 12.40                      Lunch Break

12.40 – 13.15                      ERMC Lecture – Ulrich von Both, ’Research in Unprecedented Times’

Session II: More insights into the Microbiome

Chairs: Henriette Rudolph, Germany | Stefan Ebmeier, UK | Kacper Toczylowski , Poland

13.15 – 13.35                      Hand Hygiene – Knowledge, Practical Abilities and Self-Assessment Among Medical Students, Paulina Potocka, Poland

13.35 – 13.55                      Caesarean Section and Intestinal Flora of the Newborn – Noor Carpen, Finland

13.55 – 14.15                      Carbapenem-Resistant Decolonization In Children: Natural History And Comparative Analysis Of Negative Rectal Cultures With PCR – Violetta- Magdalini Darda, Greece

14.15 – 14.25                      Short Comfort Break

Session III: Diagnostic Tools for the Clinician

Chairs: Ulrich von Both, Germany | Katatzyna Smyk, Poland | Konstantinos Pavlogiannis, Greece

14.25 – 14.45                      Cardiovascular Status of Children 5 Years After Kawasaki Disease (Cavasaki) – Magdalena Okarska-Napierała, Poland

14.45 – 15.05                      Is There Any Difference In Inflammatory Cerebrospinal Fluid Markers Between Zika-Exposed Neonates With Or Without Microcephaly? – Gustavo Nascimento-Carvalho, Brazil

15.05 – 15.25                      Bridging Molecular Diagnostics and Immune Biomarkers In Diagnosis Of Ventilator associated Pneumonia In Critically-Ill Children – Dimitra Papakyritsi, Greece

15.25 – 15.35                      Short Comfort Break

15.35 – 15.55                     Summary of the day and Complete Evaluation – Theo Zaoutis, USA