Dear Trainees and Young ESPID Members,

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)  by 12.2.14. 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 / out come ; take home message.
    • WMW Programme – see the current draft on the website


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

Hermione Lyall and the ESPID Education Committee


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