Respiratory infections

Organisers : S. Aliberti, G. Rohde, G. Sotgiu
Faculty : F. Blasi, G. Bothamley, A. Huerta, D. Stolz, T. Welte, C. Yoon
Faculty disclosure

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.

Course format

  • Plenary sessions
  • Interactive workshops and hands-on training
  • Case presentations and discussion

Target audience

  • Clinicians
  • Researchers
  • Trainees


  • 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

Learning outcomes

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.

HERMES links

Adult respiratory medicine HERMES syllabus:

  • Module B.3: Non-TB respiratory infections
  • Module B.4: Tuberculosis

A limited number of bursaries are available which provide either full financial support to attend the course or cover the cost of the registration fee. To be eligible to apply you must be:

Please note that only one bursary can be allocated per person per calendar year.

Selection from the pool of applicants will be made by the organising committee based on the submission of:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A one-page personal statement explaining how you would apply the knowledge gained from this course.
  • Bursaries application deadline:25 February, 2018
  • Notification of selection results:23 March, 2018