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
Garches, France
Dean of School of Medicine Simone Veil, University of Versailles
Raymond Poincaré University hospital (APHP)
Antonio Artigas, MD
Sabadell, Spain
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
Lieuwe Bos, MD
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Thierry Calandra, MD
Lausanne, Switzerland
Head of Service of infectious diseases
University hospital
Jean Carlet, MD
Paris, France
Consultant, President of the World Alliance Against Antibiotic Resistance (WAAR)

Jean Chastre, MD
Paris, France
Consulting Professor, University Paris 6 Pierre-et-Marie Curie
Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière
Ricard Ferrer, MD
Barcelona, Spain
Department Head of Intensive Care. Vall d’Hebron University hospital. Barcelona
Head of Group SODIR, Vall d’Hebron Institute of Research
José Garnacho-Montero, MD
Seville, Spain
Director of the Intensive Care Unit
Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena
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
Marseille, France
Head ICU and Trauma Center
Nord University Hospital
Rosario Menéndez Villanueva, MD
Head of Pulmonology Service
Universitary and Politechnic Hospital La Fe
Valencia, Spain
Saad Nseir, MD, PhD
Lille, France
CHU de Lille
A. Perner, MD
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
Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France
Professor of Therapeutics and Critical Care Medicine
Bicetre hospital, APHP, University Paris-South
Massimo Antonelli, MD
Rome, Italy
Chair, Dept. of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
President of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)
Catholic University- A. Gemelli University Hospital
E. Azoulay, MD
Paris, France
Emilio Bouza, MD
Madrid, Spain
Marta Camprubí, MD
Sabadell, Spain
Maurizio Cecconi, MD
London, UK
Reader and Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care medicine
Clinical Director the Adult Critical Care Department, St George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Jan De Waele, MD
Ghent University Hospital
Ghent, Belgium
M. Ferrer, MD
Barcelona, Spain
H. Gerlach, MD
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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
Dublin, Ireland
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
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
P. Pickkers, MD
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
J. Rodriguez-Baño, MD
Seville, Spain
Marcus Josephus Schultz, MD
Bangkok, Thailand
Mahidol Oxford Research Unit, Mahidol University
Antoni Torres, MD
Barcelona Spain
Professor of Medicine
University of Barcelona

Scientific Program


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

A. Artigas, MD (Sabadell, Spain)
H. Gerlach, MD (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

A. Perner, MD (Copenhagen, Denmark)

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: A. Perner, MD (Copenhagen, Denmark)


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)

M. Schultz, MD (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
D. Annane, MD (Paris, France)

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. Keane, MD (Dublin, Ireland)

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)

M. Schultz, MD (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

L. Bos, MD (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

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


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

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 23rd 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 Monday, 30th November, 2017


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 Monday,
15th December 2017


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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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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