European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases: Postgraduate Education Course

Practical Diagnosis of Arthropod-Borne Infections


• ESCMID Study Group for Coxiella, Anaplasma,Rickettsia and Bartonella (ESCAR)
• Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire Méditerranée-Infection, Marseille, France
• Eurotravnet Coordinating Center ECDC, Marseille, France

Course Coordinator

Pierre-Edouard Fournier, Marseille, France

Course Objectives

Arthropod-borne infections are caused by a variety of bacterial and viral agents, many of which are considered as emerging pathogens. The diagnosis of these infections is often delayed as their clinical presentations are diverse and few microbiology laboratories throughout Europe are able to detect and identify these pathogens. This course will teach the participants the various diagnostic aspects of arthropod-borne diseases, including cell culture, molecular detection, MALDI-TOF MS identification, serology, arthropod identification as well as updates on arthropod-borne infections by skilled experts. Lectures presenting state-of-the-art diagnosis and management of these infections will be followed by practical sessions in groups of 5 persons.

Faculty Members

Bernard Amphoux, Marseille, France
Marielle Bedotto, Marseille, France
Jean-Michel Berenger, Marseille, France
Idir Bitam, Algiers, Algeria
Philippe Brouqui, Marseille, France
Xavier de Lamballerie, Marseille, France
Michel Drancourt, Marseille, France
Christophe Flaudrops, Marseille, France
Pierre-Edouard Fournier, Marseille, France
Gilbert Greub, Lausanne, Switzerland
Jean-Christophe Lagier, Marseille, France
Amel Letaief, Sousse, Tunisia
Oleg Mediannikov, Marseille, France
Nadjet Mouffok, Oran, Algeria
Philippe Parola, Marseille, France
Jean-Yves Patrice, Marseille, France
Didier Raoult, Marseille, France
Catherine Robert, Marseille, France
Jean-Marc Rolain, Marseille, France
Cristina Socolovschi, Marseille, France

Target Audience

15 –30 clinical microbiologists and infectious disease specialists.


  • Leaflet
  • Monday 17 March 2014
  • Tuesday 18 March 2014 morning
  • Tuesday 18 March 2014 afternoon
  • Wednesday 19 March 2014 morning
  • Wednesday 19 March 2014 afternoon

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