Workshop zoonoses 2014

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Second course on Zoonosis and vector-borne diseases in Europe: challenges in clinical and biological diagnosis

Organizers (SPILF (I.D. French Society) and University of Grenoble
Endorsed by ESCMID
Country: France

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Course Date and Duration: 25 June (starting 14.00) – 27 June 2014 (ending 14.00)

Course Venue: Grenoble University, France. Located in the French Alps, one hour driving (or shuttles) from international airports of Lyon or Geneva, 3 hours from Paris, by train (TGV).

Contact Person (responsible for Educational Programme): Pr. J.P. Stahl (

Administrative Secretariat: Marguerite Gaulin

40 Impasse Anatole France,
Cedex 423
38920 Crolles

Phone +33 476 765 291 (Pr. Stahl)
Fax +33 476 765 838

Course Objectives / Description:

  • To know the epidemiology of zoonosis in Europe, and their clinical presentation
  • To be able to diagnose and manage correctly a patient suspected of Lyme disease
  • To be able to manage patients in case of an animal outbreak of anthrax
  • To be able to analyze a large human epidemic,
  • To identify and manage unusual or rare infectious zoonosis
  • To understand the public health issues related to the misuse of antibiotics in animals

Target Audience (incl. min/max number of participants): Up to 50 hospital physicians (infectious diseases, medical microbiology, neurology, internal medicine, pediatrics), minimum 20.

Faculty (Name, Surname, City, Country): Brown David (Health Protection Agency, London, UK), De Valk Henriette (French agency for public health and surveillance , Saint Maurice, France ), Garau Javier (Barcelona University, Spain), Granerod Julia (Health Protection Agency, London, UK), Izopet Jacques (Toulouse University, France), Jaulhac Benoit (Strasbourg University, France), Kern Winfried (Freiburg University, Germany), Mailles Alexandra (French agency for public health and surveillance , Saint Maurice, France ), May Thierry (Nancy University, France), Roblot France (Poitiers University, France), Schneeberger Peter (Jeroen Bosch Hospital, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infection ControlHertogenbosch, The Netherlands), Skov Robert Leo (Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark), Stahl Jean Paul (Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France).

Registration Procedure:

  • Short CV, name, e-mail address, are to be send to the administrative secretariat until April 15 th (, or postal address).
  • Payment form will be sent by the SPILF secretariat after registration and payment will be to address to SPILF.

CME Accreditation: The organizer of the course will apply for European CME accreditation through EBAID/EBACM of EACCME, and the French DPC system

Tuition Fee: 200 euros (Accommodation, teaching, documents). Travel not included

Scientific Programme:

Wednesday 25th of June 2014, PM . “Introduction and vector-borne diseases”

14 h00 Introduction and presentation of the course. Attendance expectations: J.P. Stahl (Grenoble University, France)
14 h 15 Arboviral infections in Europe, epidemiology, clinical presentation and diagnosis. Henriette De Valk, France
15 h 15 Assessing the Zoonotic potential of new and emerging infections: David Brown, United Kingdom
16 h 15 Pause
16 h 30 Lyme borreliosis: myths, reality and diagnosis challenges: Benoit Jaulhac, France
17 h 30 Free time in town before diner
20 h Diner


Thursday 26th, AM. “Zoonosis in the countryside”

9h00 Management of natural exposure to anthrax : Thierry May, France
10h00 Tularemia in Europe : France Roblot, France
11 h Pause
11 h 15 Q fever in Europe : the Dutch revolution. Peter Schneeberger, The Netherlands
12 h 30 Lunch


Thursday , PM. “Food-borne diseases”

14h00 E hepatitis: Jacques Izopet, France
15h00 Brucellosis, myths, reality and diagnosis challenges: Javier Garau, Spain
16 h Pause
16h15 Lessons learnt from the HUS outbreak in Germany : the clinician point of view : Winfried Kern, Germany
17H15 Free time in town
20 h Diner


Friday 27th, AM: “Emerging threats”

9h00 Antibiotic resistance in animals : a threat for human health ? Available data and contingence plans. Robert.L. Skov, Denmark
10h00 Encephalitis as a sentinel syndrom for the detection of emergence in Europe : the UK example : Julia Granerod, United Kingdom
11h Pause
11h15 Overview of zoonosis acquired from unusual pets: A. Mailles, France
12h15 Attendance evaluation of the seminar