7th-8th FEBRUARY

About Us

Welcome to the
24th International Symposium on Infections in the Critically Ill Patient

The aim of this two-day symposium is to review current concepts, technology and present advances in infections in critically ill patients.
Sepsis, Pulmonary Infections, Basic Research, Pulmonary Infections Treatmentand Prophylaxis Therapy of severe infections will be the topics of the main sessions presented by experts who will review and update the new advances on infections in the critically ill patient. At the end of each session a Clinical Controversy, Pannel Discussion or Case Report Discussion will be organized.

Organized by

Antonio Artigas, MD

Critical Care Center, Sabadell Hospital, University Institute Parc Taulí, Autonomous
University of Barcelona, Ciberes, Spain

Jean Carlet, MD

Consultant, President of the World Alliance Against Antibiotic Resistance (WAAR), France

José Garnacho, MD

Intensive Care clinical Unit. Virgen Macarena University Hospital. Seville, Spain

Michael Niederman, MD

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, USA

Antoni Torres, MD

Pulmonology Department, Clinic Hospital of Barcelona, Ciberes, Spain.

Advisory board

M. Antonelli, MD
Rome, Italy

E. Bouza, MD
Madrid, Spain

T. Calandra, MD
Lausanne, Switzerland

J. Chastre, MD
Paris, France

R. Ferrer, MD
Barcelona, Spain

J. Garnacho, MD
Sevilla, Spain

H. Gerlach, MD
Berlin, Germany

C. Martin, MD
Marseille, France

I. Martin-Loeches, MD
Dublin, Ireland

J. Pugin, MD
Geneva, Switzerland

M. Schultz, MD
Bangkok, Thailand

J.L. Teboul, MD
Paris, France

J.A. Paiva, MD
Porto, Portugal

T. Welte, MD
Hannover, Germany


Djillali Annane, MD
Dean of School of Medicine Simone Veil, University of Versailles
Raymond Poincaré University hospital (APHP)
Garches, France
Antonio Artigas, MD
Emerit Director and Senior Consultant of Critical Care Center,
Corporación Sanitaria Universitaria Parc Taulí,
Professor of Apply Physiology at University Institute Parc Taulí,
Autonomous University of Barcelona
Sabadell, Spain
Lieuwe Bos, MD
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Thierry Calandra, MD
Head of Service of infectious diseases
University hospital
Lausanne, Switzerland
Jean Carlet, MD
Consultant, President of the World Alliance Against Antibiotic Resistance (WAAR)
Paris, France
Jean Chastre, MD
Consulting Professor, University Paris 6 Pierre-et-Marie Curie
Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière
Paris, France
Ricard Ferrer, MD
Department Head of Intensive Care. Vall d’Hebron University hospital. Barcelona
Head of Group SODIR, Vall d’Hebron Institute of Research
Barcelona, Spain
José Garnacho-Montero, MD
Director of the Intensive Care Unit
Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena
Seville, Spain
Bertrand Guidet, MD
Chef de service Réanimation Médicale
Hôpital Saint Antoine
Président CMEL – GH Hôpitaux Universitaires Est Parisien
Paris, France
Patrick Honore, MD
Professor of Medicine, Co-Director of ICU Department
Brugmann University Hospital
Brussels, Belgium
Claude Martin, MD
Head ICU and Trauma Center
Nord University Hospital
Marseille, France
Rosario Menéndez Villanueva, MD
Head of Pulmonology Service
Universitary and Politechnic Hospital La Fe
Valencia, Spain
Saad Nseir, MD, PhD
CHU de Lille
Lille, France
Anders Perner, MD
Senior staff specialist
Deputy Editor, Intensive Care Medicine
Professor in Intensive Care
Academic chair, CRIC – Centre for Research in Intensive Care
Dept of Intensive Care
Copenhagen, Denmark
Pedro Povoa, MD
Associate Professor, NOVA Medical School, CEDOC, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Adjunct Professor, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Research Unit of Clinical Epidemiology, OUH Odense University Hospital, Denmark
Coordinator of the Polyvalent Intensive Care Unit, Hospital de São Francisco Xavier, CHLO
Polyvalent Intensive Care Unit, Hospital de São Francisco Xavier, CHLO
Lisbon, Portugal
James Russell, MD
Professor of Medicine and Principal Investigator
Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, St. Paul's Hospital and University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Jean-Louis Teboul, MD
Professor of Therapeutics and Critical Care Medicine
Bicetre hospital, APHP, University Paris-South
Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France
Massimo Antonelli, MD
Chair, Dept. of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
President of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)
Catholic University- A. Gemelli University Hospital
Rome, Italy
E. Azoulay, MD
Paris, France
Emilio Bouza, MD
Chief Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Department
Full Professor of Medicine (Microbiology)
Madrid, Spain
Marta Camprubí, MD
Post-doctoral Researcher
Institut d'Investigació i Innovació Parc Taulí
Sabadell, Spain
Maurizio Cecconi, MD
Reader and Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care medicine
Clinical Director the Adult Critical Care Department, St George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
London, UK
Jan De Waele, MD
Ghent University Hospital
Ghent, Belgium
Miquel Ferrer, MD
Senior Consultant, Respiratory ICU, Department of Pneumology, Hospital clinic, IDIBAPS, CibeRes
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
Herwig Gerlach, MD
Professor and Chairman
Dept. for Anesthesia, Intensive Care
Medicine and Pain Management
Vivantes - Klinikum Neukoelln
Berlin, Germany
Manuel E. Herrera-Gutierrez, MD
Senior Staff
ICU University Regional Hospital.
Malaga, Spain
John A. Kellum, MD
Professor, Critical Care Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, USA
Ignacio Martin-Loeches, MD
Vice-Director, Research lead.
Intensive Care Medicine & National Burns Unit
St James's University Hospital.
Senior Clinical Lecturer Trinity Centre for Health Sciences
HRB-Welcome Trust St James's Hospital
Dublin, Ireland
Michael S. Niederman, MD
Clinical Director , Associate Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, USA
José-Artur Paiva, MD
Medical Director and Associate Professor
Centro Hospitalar Sao Joao and Faculty of Medicine
Porto, Portugal
Peter Pickkers, MD
Professor Intensive Care Medicine
Nijmegen, The Netherland
J. Rodriguez-Baño, MD
Seville, Spain
Marcus Josephus Schultz, MD
Mahidol Oxford Research Unit, Mahidol University
Bangkok, Thailand
Antoni Torres, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Scientific Program


A, Artigas, MD (Sabadell, Spain)
J. Carlet, MD (Paris, France)
J. Garnacho, MD (Seville, Spain)
M. Niederman, MD (New York, USA)
A. Torres, MD (Barcelona, Spain)

A. Artigas, MD (Sabadell, Spain)
H. Gerlach, MD (Berlin, Germany)

R. Ferrer, MD (Barcelona, Spain)

B. Guidet, MD (Paris, France )

J. Russell, MD (Vancouver, Canada)

C. Martin, MD (Marseille, France)
JL. Teboul, MD (Paris, France)

J. Russell, MD (Vancouver, Canada)

M. Cecconi, MD (Milan, Italy)

J. Kellum, MD (Pittsburgh , USA)

JL. Teboul, MD (Paris, France)

Moderator: P. Povoa, MD (Lisboa, Portugal)
Pro: D. Annane, MD (Paris, France)
Con: R. Ferrer, MD (Barcelona, Spain)

M. Antonelli, MD (Rome, Spain)
J. Kellum, MD (Pittsburgh, USA)

J. Kellum, MD (Pittsburgh, USA)

P. Honoré, MD (Brussels, Belgium)

C. Martin, MD (Marseille, France)

M. Herrera, MD (Málaga, Spain)

P. Pickkers, MD (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

R. Ferrer, MD (Barcelona, Spain),
I.Martin-Loeches, MD (Dublin, Ireland)

A. Torres, MD (Barcelona, Spain)

H. Gerlach, MD (Berlin, Germany)

T. Calandra, MD (Lausanne, Switzerland)

T. Calandra, MD (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
D. Annane, MD (Lausanne, Switzerland)

P. Pickkers, MD (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

J. Russell, MD (Vancouver, Canada)

M. Camprubí, MD (Sabadell, Spain)

M. Niederman, MD (New York, USA)

A. Torres, MD (Barcelona, Spain)
J. Chastre, MD (Paris, France)

M. Ferrer, MD (Barcelona, Spain)

E. Azoulay, MD (Paris, France)

I.Martin-Loeches, MD (Dublin, Ireland)

M. Niederman, MD (New York, USA)

M. Niederman, MD (New York, USA)
J. Carlet, MD (Paris, France)

Moderator: J. Chastre, MD (Paris, France)
PRO: M. Niederman, MD (New York, USA)
CON: P. Povoa, MD (Lisboa, Portugal)

H. Gerlach. MD (Berlin, Germany)
P. Povoa, MD (Lisbon, Portugal)

M. Antonelli, MD (Rome, Italy)

R. Menéndez, MD (Valencia, Spain)

A. Paiva, MD (Porto, Portugal)
J. Rodriguez-Baño, MD (Seville, Spain)

M. Niederman, MD (New York, USA)

J. Chastre, MD (Paris, France)

J. De Waele, MD (Ghent , Belgium)

J. Garnacho, MD (Sevilla, Spain)


Please fill the registration form (type or block capital letters) and mail it or fax it directly to the Symposium Technical Secretariat.

Registration fees

Prior to 31-12-2017 After 31-12-2017
Members 350 € 450 €
Not Members 450 € 550 €
Residents* 250 € 250 €

*A letter signed by the Institution responsible is requred to get this fee.



Registration form

Please fill the registration form (type or block capital letters) and mail it or fax it directly to the Symposium Technical Secretariat (info.infections2018@mccann.es):


Av. Diagonal, 662-664, 1ºB
08034 Barcelona, Spain
Tel. +34 932 52 04 00 | +34 650 634 238



Rules governing
submission of abstracts

The submission of abstracts for the 24th International Symposium on
Infections in the Critically Ill Patient implies acceptance of the
following rules:


Abstracts must be submitted via e-mail to the address


All communications should be written in English.


The deadline for the submission or correction of abstracts is on Friday, 30th November, 2018


It is mandatory that the Abstract presenter is registered
to attend the Symposium for the final acceptation of abstracts


Abstracts will be anonymously evaluated by the
Scientific Committee


Accepted abstracts will be presented as posters.


The deadline for the communication of acceptance is Friday,
14th December 2018


All the accepted abstracts will be published.

Rules governing
submission of abstracts

Please follow the steps indicated on the website.




Summaries should be no longer than 5.000 characters and will
include: a brief introduction, objectives, method, results and
conclusions. You may include one or two tables or figures which it
considers relevant.


The title should be written in capital letters and no longer than
20 words


Authors: It must include the author and coauthors, name, surname
and hospital. The first author will be the contact person with the
Technical Secretariat


It is allowed the same authors in multiple abstracts.

For any queries or further information,
please contact the Technical Secretariat:



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General Information

Dates: February, 7th-8th, 2019


Conference Center
Hotel NH Collection Sevilla
Avda. Diego Martínez Barrio, 8
41013 Seville (Spain)
Tel. +34 954 54 85 00


Symposium Technical Secretariat
McCann Erickson Worldwide
Av. Diagonal, 662-664, 1ºB
08034 Barcelona, Spain.
Tel. +34 932 52 04 00 +34 650 63 42 38

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