Satellite Symposia (Updated March 11, 2014)
Monday, March 31, 2014 & Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Basic Training Workshop on BioNumericsSeven in Cape Town, South Africa, March 31 to April 1, 2014
Organized by Applied Maths NV
Monday, March 31, 2014 & Tuesday, April 1, 2014

    This Basic Training Workshop focuses on the main features and the basic use of the software package BioNumerics. The participants get a good overview of all the possibilities of the BioNumerics software package through numerous hands-on demos and exercises.
    The workshop takes place just prior to the ICID Congress, in room 1.43 on level 1 of the Cape Town International Convention Centre (Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa). For more information and registration: http://www.applied-maths.com/workshop/basic-training-workshop-bionumerics-seven-cape-town-south-africa
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

How to build an Antibiotic Stewardship Programme in developing countries – Lessons from Africa
Sponsored by MSD Africa

Registration & Information (Space is limited - first come, first serve): Please contact Lischen Mashishi: lischen_mashishi@merck.com
Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 12:00 - 17:30hrs, Room 1.6 1& 1.62/Level 1

    Essential Background – Chair Andrew Whitelaw

  • Antibiotic resistance in developing countries
    Adrian BRINK
  • Engagement with Government – Making AMR a priority
    Marc MENDELSON
  • Rational use of diagnostic tests to support antibiotic stewardship
    Sean WASSERMAN
    Getting started – the nuts and bolts – Chair Adrian Brink
  • How to set up an Antibiotic Stewardship programme in your institution
    Marc MENDELSON
  • Implementation experiences from India and Russia
    Anker GUPTA
  • Low hanging fruit – how to start measuring change
    Dena VAN DEN BERGH
  • How to incorporate infection control into stewardship
    Andrew WHITELAW
  • 4 x 10 minute presentations on Antibiotic Stewardship in
    Namibia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Angola
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Adult Immunization – Vaccines and Policy Making
Sponsored by MSD
Thursday, April 3, 2014, 12:30 - 14:15hrs, Room 1.40/Level 1
    Welcome and Introductions
  • Overview - Environment for adult vaccination in South Africa
    Gregory HUSSEY (South Africa)
    Clinical Update on Herpes Zoster
  • The immunologic basis of herpes zoster and of the herpes zoster vaccine
    Adriana WEINBERG (USA)
  • Clinical assessments of the efficacy of the herpes zoster vaccine and persistance of protection
    Myron LEVINE (USA)
    Questions and Answers
    Gregory HUSSEY (South Africa)
  • Effectiveness and serotype coverage in adult pneumococcal vaccination and considerations for developing an adult vaccination policy
    Eddy BRESNITZ (USA)
  • Lessons learned from adult vaccination programs: Australia NIP
    John LITT (Australia)
    Questions & Answers and Conclusions
    Gregory HUSSEY (South Africa)
Thursday, April 3, 2014

Pertussis Prevention throughout Life
Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline
Thursday, April 3, 2014, 18:00 - 20:00hrs, Room 1.40/Level 1

  • Welcome & Introduction
    Ron DAGAN (Israel)
  • The pertussis vaccination timeline - What data do we have in hand?
    Shabir MADHI (South Africa)
  • Pertussis - Where are we currently?
    Helen MARSHALL (Australia)
  • Changing the strategy - What lessons drive the way forward?
    Adam FINN (United Kingdom)
  • Questions & Discussion
    Ron DAGAN (Israel)
Friday, April 4, 2014
The Evolving Landscape of Pneumococcal Disease - A Focus on Pneumonia
Sponsored by Pfizer
Friday, April 4, 2014, 12:30 - 14:15hrs, Room 1.40/Level 1
  • Introduction
    Raúl ISTURIZ (USA)
  • Understanding Pneumococcal Pneumonia in Adults
    Charles FELDMAN (South Africa)
  • Pneumococcal Pneumonia in the Paediatric Population
    Heather ZAR (South Africa)
  • Impact of Pneumococcal Vaccination in South Africa: An Update
    Anne VON GOTTBERG (South Africa)
  • The Remaining Challenges of Pneumococcal Disease in the PCV Era – A Focus on Pneumonia?
    Charles FELDMAN (South Africa)
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