Wednesday, May 7, 2014

By Invitation Only

Each year ESPID sponsors an educational workshop for selected trainees at the annual meeting. The workshop is clinically oriented and interaction between trainees and faculty is strongly encouraged.

The goals and objectives of the workshop are:

  • To discuss, in depth, management of common infectious diseases in children
  • To provide tools to cope with common problems in paediatric infectious diseases
  • To present updated knowledge on common paediatric infectious disease problems
  • To conduct discussions among participants on the management of common problems
  • To provide guidelines for dealing with the problems under discussion

The Walter Marget Educational Workshop leaders are selected by the ESPID Committee for Education. All of the workshop leaders are outstanding clinicians with extensive experience in the field of paediatric infectious diseases.

Please click here to view the Walter Marget Workshop Guidelines

We are delighted to inform you that the Walter Marget Workshop will have a new format for Dublin 2014. Our aim is to promote more shared learning between delegates and faculty in the workshop. There will be:

    • More delegates - now room for up to 50 delegates, see website for guidelines regarding your eligibility to join the workshop
    • 2 keynote lectures – David Kimberlin on Management of Congenital CMV and David Greenberg on Management of Pneumonias
    • 4 breakout sessions for case presentations, with a maximum of 15 delegates per session, including a Young ESPID co-chair – an increased chance for in depth discussions
    • 4 Clinical Themes for 2014 – Respiratory infections; CNS infections; Congenital infections; infections with antibiotic resistant organisms
    • Competitive submission of cases for presentation – delegates are invited to submit an abstract (max 200 words) of the case they wish to present (according to the 4 themes -above)  by12.2.14. You will be informed in good time whether your case has been selected for presentation.
    • Prizes for the best oral presentations - the 40 best submitted case abstracts will be selected by the education committee for presentation, 5 in each themed break out session.
    • Case presentations – please follow this format (to give everyone time to present)–  a maximum 10 minutes for the presentation; maximum 10 text power point slides (can have some additional for clinical photos) – e.g. 2 history; 2 examination / investigation; 1 differential diagnosis – presenter to test the audience and then give their DD; 2/3 management & clinical progress; 2 sum up / literature review / outcome ; take home message.
    • WMW Programme – see below

      We look forward to receiving your case presentations and to meeting you at the Workshop

How to apply and Workshop Programme

Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Please click here to apply to the Walter Marget Educational Workshop
For further information please contact: ESPID Secretariat (

Applicants who are accepted to the workshop will receive waived registration to the ESPID 2013 Meeting. In addition up to 5 accepted applicants from resource poor countries* will be reimbursed for travel expenses (flight and accommodation) up to a maximum amount of (EURO) €1,000 after the annual meeting.

*Resource poor countries are those countries classified by the Word Bank as Lower Income or Lower-Middle Income.

Please click here to view the country classification

How to Submit an Abstract for a Case Presentation

We expect the majority of delegates at the workshop to present a clinical case for discussion. This year delegates are invited to submit a short abstract (max 200 words) of the case they wish to present in advance so that we can be sure that on the day all the cases are discussed. Please select your cases according to one of the 4 themes for this year - Respiratory infections; CNS infections; Congenital infections; or infections with antibiotic resistant organisms.   Please email the abstract to espid@kenes.chby 12.2.14.  You will be informed in good time whether your case has been selected for presentation. Prizes will be awarded for the best presentations.​

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