Respiratory tract infections are one of the most relevant clinical and public health issues worldwide. Their management is usually inadequate given the inappropriate administration of antibiotics associated with an individual poor prognosis, the increased transmission in hospital and community settings, and the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance. With the aim of covering that gap, this course will provide participants with advanced theoretical and practical knowledge on the most updated insights on respiratory tract infections.
This course has been granted 14 CME credits by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). The number of credits that you will receive corresponds to your attendance during the course. Please note that you need to sign the register of attendance each day to ensure that you receive the CME credits.
- Plenary sessions
- Interactive workshops and hands-on training
- Case presentations and discussion
- Epidemiology of respiratory tract infections
- Pathogenesis of respiratory tract infections
- Clinical features of bacterial pneumonia, influenza, fungal infections, tuberculosis
- Assessment and management of respiratory infections
- Identification and management of complications
- Infections in the immunocompromised host and chronic infections
- Interventions to prevent respiratory tract infections
Following this course, participants will be able to:
- Update their knowledge on the clinical and preventive principles of the most relevant respiratory tract infections.
- Gain the most advanced know-how in difficult-to-manage cases.
- Acquire a holistic approach to infectious diseases, pondering both clinical and public health features.
Adult respiratory medicine HERMES syllabus:
- Module B.3: Non-TB respiratory infections
- Module B.4: Tuberculosis