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The 32nd European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), will take place in Lisbon from April 23-26. For the first time ECCMID will be organized as a hybrid event both onsite and online. COMBACTE participated at ECCMID for 9 years, sharing valuable science that has been produced.

This year COMBACTE will be present at ECCMID with different oral sessions and poster presentations, sharing the results and science from the COMBACTE consortium. In total COMBACTE will be represented with 9 abstracts ( 5 COMBACTE-NET, 3 COMBACTE-MAGNET & 1 COMBACTE-CARE). Herman Goossens will finally be able to receive his ESCMID Excellence Award from 2020 in person and presenting 'transcending European clinical Research in Infectious diseases through collaboration to break down traditional silos'.

Presentation Project Date + time Lecturer Type and Hall
K0266: transcending European clinical Research in Infectious diseases through collaboration to break down traditional silos Ecraid Sun 24 April 2022. 08:30 – 10:30

(fireplace session 14/04, 11:00 – 12:00)

H. Goossens (Antwerp, Belgium) Oral – A
O0045: Phylogenomics of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from mechanically ventilated patients in European intensive care units COMBACTE-MAGNET Sat 23 April 2022, 08:30 – 10:30 (during New insights on typing: viewing the genome above and below the infrared spectrum) M. Berkell* (Antwerp, Belgium),

T.E. Van Der Schalk, D.E. Tabor, B.B. Xavier, C. Recanatini, L. Timbermont, P. Tedder, C. Lammens, A. Digiandomenico, B. François, H. Jafari, J. Kluytmans, A. Ruzin, J. Chastre, H. Goossens, M.T. Esser, S. Malhotra-Kuma

Oral – B
O0951: Risk factors for Staphylococcus aureus ventilator-associated pneumonia in critically ill S. aureus carriers: a post-hoc analysis of two large, European, prospective studies COMBACTE-NET Tue 26 April 2022, 13:30 – 15:30

(During Advances in infection prevention and control (beyond COVID-19))

M.E.A. De Kraker* (Geneva, Switzerland), M. Boisson, J. Sauser, C. Recanatini, H. Van Werkhoven, F. Paling, N. Buetti, D. Vandamme, S. Harbarth, J. Chastre, J. Kluytmans, A. Ruzin, H. Jafri, B. François Oral – C
O0956: Staphylococcus aureus colonising nares of patients undergoing surgery in European hospitals exhibit high clonal diversity COMBACTE-NET Tue 26 April 2022, 13:30 – 15:30

(during Whole genome and metagenomic sequencing in surveillance and resistance detection of bacteria)

L. Timbermont* (Antwerp, Belgium),

J. Vlaeminck, B.B. Xavier, C. Lammens, T. Vilken, J. Coppens, D.P.R. Troeman, J.A.J.W. Kluytmans, A. Ruzin, M.T. Esser, H. Goossens, S. Malhotra-Kumar

Oral – F
P0368 Evolution and pathogenicity of Staphylococcus aureus ST398 from human and animal sources COMBACTE-NET Sat 23 April – Tue 26 April

PS013 – 2e. Community acquired skin, soft tissue, bone & joint (excl prostheses)

Q. Lin* (Antwerp, Belgium),

J. Vlaeminck, K. Surmann, D. Raafat, S. Holtfreter, L. Timbermont, B.B. Xavier, C. Lammens, D.E. Tabor, J.A.J.W. Kluytmans, F.E.J. Coenjaerts, H.S. Jafri, B. Francois, A. Ruzin, M.T. Esser, W.J.B.V. Wamel, U. Völker, H. Goossens, S.M. Kumar

O0825 Risk factors for bloodstream infections due to carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales: a prospective, European, nested case-control study COMBACTE-NET Tue 26 April 2022, 8:30 – 10:30

(during Clinical impact of MDR and XDR Gram negatives: from colonisation to outcome)

M.E.A. De Kraker* (Geneva, Switzerland), H.Y. Zhou, N. Buetti, M. Paniagua, J. Bravo-Ferrer, B. Gutiérrez- Gutiérrez, S. Pérez-Galera, J. Feifel, J. Sauser, J. Schotsman, T. Kostyanev, L. Tan, H. Goossens, M. Bonten, S. Harbarth, J. Rodriguez-Baño Oral – I
P0035 Machine learning-based prediction of severe antibiotic-induced changes in the intestinal microbiota of hospitalized patients COMBACTE-MAGNET Mon 25 April 12:00

PS003 – 1c. Influenza and respiratory viruses (incl diagnostics & epidemiology, antiviral drugs, vaccines, treatment & susceptibility / resistance)

M. Berkell (Antwerp, Belgium)

S. Iftimie* (Reus, Spain), H. Castañé, A.F. Lopez, P. Garrido, G. Baiges-Gaya, E. Rodríguez-Tomàs, A. Jiménez-Franco, J. Joven, J. Camps, A. Castro,

O0825 Change in attributable mortality estimation for carbapenem-resistance in Enterobacterales infection according to confounding control: results from a matched-cohorts multinational study (EURECA) COMBACTE-CARE Tuesday 26 April 08:30 – 10:30

(during Clinical impact of MDR and XDR Gram negatives: from colonisation to outcome)

M. Paniagua (Spain)

M.E.A. De Kraker* (Geneva, Switzerland), H.Y. Zhou, N. Buetti, M. Paniagua, J. Bravo-Ferrer, B. Gutiérrez- Gutiérrez, S. Pérez-Galera, J. Feifel, J. Sauser, J.  Schotsman, T. Kostyanev, L. Tan, H. Goossens, M. Bonten, S. Harbarth, J. Rodriguez-Baño

Oral – I
P1665 Rate and predictors of treatment failure in staphyloccus aureus prosthetic joint infection: A retrospective multi-national cohort study

Incidence and healthcare utilisation of prosthetic joint infections due to Staphylococcus aureus in European hospitals

COMBACTE-NET Saturday 23 April

PS055 – 8b. Other foreign-body and implant infections

R. Espindola* (Seville, Spain),

V. Vella, N. Benito, I. Mur, S. Tedeschi, N. Rossi, J.G.E. Hendriks, L. Sorlí, O. Murillo, L. Soldevila, M. Scarborough, C. Scarborough, J. Kluytmans, M.C. Ferrari, M.W. Pletz, I. Mcnamara, R. Escudero-Sanchez, C. Arvieux, C. Batailler, F.A. Dauchy, W.Y. Liu, J. Lora-Tamayo, J. Praena, A. Ustianowski, E. Cinconze, M. Pellegrini, F. Bagnoli, J. Rodriguez-Baño, M.D. Del Toro

O0733 Multisectoral antimicrobial consumption and resistance surveillance data reporting to inform antibiotic policies in human sector: the EPI-Net experience COMBACTE-MAGNET Monday 25 April, 14:45 – 15:45

(Antibiotic stewardship in hospitals and primary care (mini-oral Flash session), 14:45 – 15:45 pm

M. Diletti Pezzani Oral – K

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