6th Joint Conference of the DGHM & VAAM

72nd Annual Meeting of the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology (DGHM)
Annual Meeting 2020 of the Association for General and Applied Microbiology (VAAM)
08–11 March 2020 • Leipzig (Germany)

Organisational Remarks



Outbreak Academy

Outbreak Academy - Hospital Infection Control / Akademie Infektionsepidemiologie und Ausbruchsmanagement (Wednesday, 11 March, 13:30-15:30 h)

Due to the great demand and plenty of positive feedback, the DGHM Working Group on Infection Control and Antimicrobial Resistance is again offering the interactive workshop "Outbreak Academy" at this year's DGHM conference. The topic will be state-of-the-art methods of outbreak detection and control in the hospital sector. All interested colleagues are cordially invited to attend this workshop! CME points have been requested.

If possible, please bring an empty USB stick and a laptop per person.
The participation fee is 50€ per person.

1) Basic Principles of Outbreak Management (20min+10) - Tim Eckmanns, Robert Koch Institute Berlin
2) Molecular biological methods of outbreak detection (20min+10) - Nico Mutters, University of Heidelberg
3) Example of outbreak detection and control in an ICU (20min+10) - Rasmus Leistner, Charité Berlin
4) Automated detection of outbreaks (20min+10) - Seven Aghdassi, Charité Berlin