NSCMID 2021 | 3-6 September 2021 | Turku, Finland

Programme

Preliminary Programme

Please note that the preliminary programme is subject to changes (updated 9 July 2021)

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Times are local Finnish time, time zone Eastern European Summer Time EEST (UTC+3)

Please note that the programme is subject to changes.

FRIDAY 3 SEPTEMBER
10:00 Registration opens
11:00-11:10 Opening
                                                               SESSION 1. COVID-19 immunity  (11:10 – 12:40)
11:10-11:40 COVID-19 infection and vaccine-induced humoral immunity
Ilkka Julkunen, Finland
11:40-12:10 T cell immunity after COVID-19 vaccination and natural infection
Marcus Buggert, Sweden
12:10-12:40 Global aspects of COVID-19 vaccination
Hanna Nohynek, Finland
12:40-13:40 Lunch
                                                               SESSION 2. Surgical infections (13:40 – 15:10)
13:40-14:10 Acute appendicitis – challenging the century-old treatment paradigm of appendectomy for all
Paulina Salminen, Finland
14:10-14:40 Surgical infections, diverticulitis: benefits of antibiotics?
Abbas Chabok, Sweden
14:40-15:10 Prosthetic joint infection after total hip arthroplasty: an increasing trend?
Keijo Mäkelä, Finland
15:10-15:40 Coffee/tea/exhibition/posters
15:40-17:10 SPONSORED SYMPOSIUM (TBA)
17:20-18:00 Honorary lecture
18:00 Welcome reception (at LOGOMO)

Times are local Finnish time, time zone Eastern European Summer Time EEST (UTC+3)

Please note that the programme is subject to changes.

SATURDAY 4 SEPTEMBER
8:30 Registration opens
                                                               SESSION 3. Antimicrobial resistance: here, there, and everywhere (9:00 – 10:00)
9:00-9:30 Global aspects of AMR
Robert Skov, Denmark
9:30-10:00 How about the North?
Arnfinn Sundsfjord, Norway
10:00-10:30 SPONSORED SYMPOSIUM (TBA)
10:30-11:00 Coffee/tea/exhibition/posters
                                                               SESSION 4. Pediatric infections (11:00 – 12:30)
11:00-11:30 Antibiotics in childhood: for better or worse?
Asgeir Haraldsson, Iceland
11:30-12:00 Neonatal infections for non-neonatologists
Anne Karin Brigtsen, Norway
12:00-12:30 Cytomegalovirus infections in neonates
Harri Saxén, Finland
12:30-13:30 Lunch
                                                               SESSION 5. Bacterial screening for prevention of infection (13:30 – 14:30)
13:30-14:00 Screening practices should follow local epidemiology, case VRE
Barbara Holzknecht, Denmark
14:00-14:30 Prevention of early-onset neonatal GBS infection in the Nordic countries
Verna Björklund, Finland
14:30-15:00 SPONSORED SYMPOSIUM (TBA)
15:00-15:30 Coffee/tea/exhibition/posters
                                                               SESSION 6. Novel technologies and therapies for infectious diseases (15:30 – 17:00)
15:30-16:00 New vaccine technologies against infections
Mika Rämet, Finland
16:00-16:30 Novel antimicrobials for multidrug resistant gram-negative rods
Christian Giske, Sweden
16:30-17:00 Monoclonal antibodies in infectious diseases
Magnús Gottfreðsson, Iceland
19:00 Congress Dinner (at Marina Palace)

Times are local Finnish time, time zone Eastern European Summer Time EEST (UTC+3)

Please note that the programme is subject to changes.

SUNDAY 5 SEPTEMBER
9:00-9:30 General Assembly NSCMID
                                                               SESSION 7. Human microbiome and health (9:30 – 11:00)
9:30-10:00 Microbes and health
Pentti Huovinen, Finland
10:00-10:30 Fecal microbiota transplantation, what else than Clostridioides difficile?
Perttu Arkkila, Finland
10:30-11:00 Clinical microbiome diagnostics – current status
Adrian Egli, Switzerland
11:00-11:30 Coffee/tea/exhibition/posters
                                                               SESSION 8. Travelers and vaccines (11:30 – 12:30)
11:30-12:00 Who benefits from the meningococcal vaccines?
Dominique Andree Yvette Caugant, Norway
12:00-12:30 A randomized double-blinded clinical trial on an oral ETEC vaccine among Finnish travellers to West-Africa
Anu Kantele, Finland
12:30-13:00 SPONSORED SYMPOSIUM (TBA)
13:00-14:00 Lunch
                                                               SESSION 9. Pneumococcus – an evergreen pathogen (14:00 – 15:30)
14:00-14:30 From carriage to disease
Birgitta Henriques-Normark, Sweden
14:30-15:00 Vaccination, herd immunity and replacement
Arto Palmu, Finland
15:00-15:30 Invasive pneumococcus disease at a shipyard
Lotta Siira, Finland
15:30-16:00 Coffee/tea/exhibition/posters
                                                               SESSION 10. Young invited scientists (one speaker from each Nordic country) (16:00 – 17:15)
16:00-16:15 TBA
Elisa Kortela, Finland
16:15-16:30 Acetylsalicylic acid use associated with improved survival following invasive pneumococcal pneumonia
Kristján Godsk Rögnvaldsson, Iceland
16:30-16:45 TBA
Dina Stensen, Norway
16:45-17:00 Risk of neurological and psychiatric disorders and use of psychiatric medicine in patients with European Lyme neuroborreliosis
Malte Mose Tetens, Denmark
17:00-17:15 TBA

Times are local Finnish time, time zone Eastern European Summer Time EEST (UTC+3)

Please note that the programme is subject to changes.

MONDAY 6 SEPTEMBER
                                                               SESSION 11. Preparedness and future pandemics – lessons learned from COVID-19 (9:00 – 10:00)
9:00-9:30 COVID-19 – challenges of translating evidence into public health actions
Pasi Penttinen, Sweden
9:30-10:00 Insights from Finland
Asko Järvinen, Finland
10:00-10:30 Coffee/tea/exhibition/posters
                                                               SESSION 12. Two years in infectious diseases and clinical microbiology in a Nordic perspective (10:30 – 12:00)
10:30-11:00 Two years in microbiology
Kaisu Rantakokko-Jalava, Finland
11:00-11:30 Two years in infectious diseases
Henrik Nielsen, Denmark
11:30-12:00 Two years in infection control
Anders Johansson, Sweden
12:00-12:20 Closing remarks and welcome to NSCMID 2022
12:30 Take-away lunch

Times are local Finnish time, time zone Eastern European Summer Time EEST (UTC+3)

Please note that the programme is subject to changes.