Free of charge to EWMA 2014 participants

MADRID, SPAIN 13 MAY 2014 (14.00-17.00)
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About Biofilms

The importance of the bacterial biofilm mode of growth is becoming increasingly renowned as improved methods to study sessile bacteria have become available. Experimental evidence has accumulated over the years showing that biofilms tolerate antimicrobial properties of the immune system, antiseptics and antibiotics. Especially within infections biofilms have been found to play a detrimental role. In this respect, the increased tolerance of biofilms has strengthened the belief that a chronic infection equals the biofilm state of growth.

Learning objectives

To introduce the impact of biofilms in wounds and implant associated areas and to strengthen the knowledge of difficulties in diagnosis and treatment among clinicians. After the course, representatives from industry will be able to focus future treatment strategies and design the best evaluation models.


  • Brief introduction to bacterial biofilms and its characteristics (Morten Alhede)
  • Impact of biofilms in wounds (Klaus Kirketerp-Møller)
  • Pitfalls and guideline in diagnosis of biofilm infections (Claus Moser)
  • Treatment strategies of biofilm infections in wounds and implants (Thomas Bjarnsholt)
  • Future treatment strategies (Jose L del Pozo)
  • Ask the experts

Target Group

The academic level of the Biofilm workshop is suitable for participants with some or little knowledge and experience of bacteria and wound management. The course is addressed to industry-representatives and clincians.

One-day course

Half day: 14.00 - 17.00 (IFEMA, Room A10.8)

Course venue

IFEMA (same place as EWMA Conference 2014)
Feria de Madrid, Avda. del Partenón, 5, 28042 Madrid, España (

The Crash Course will be held at IFEMA, Room A10.8.


  • Thomas Bjarnsholt

Dr. Med., Prof., University of Copenhagen, Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, Denmark

  • Morten Alhede

PhD., Head of Biofilm Test Facility, University of Copenhagen, Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, Denmark

  • Claus E. Moser

MD, University Hospital of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Klaus Kirketerp-Møller

MD., Wounds and Infections, Hvidovre Hospital, Copenhagen

  • Jose L del Pozo

MD, Infectious Diseases Division and Clinical Microbiology, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain


Please register for the course via the Biofilm Course Secretariat at

Further information

For more information about the EWMA conference and the conference programme, please visit


Biofilm Course Secretariat:
EWMA Secretariat/CAP Partner
Nordre Fasanvej 113, 2.
DK-2000 Frederiksberg
Tel.: +45 70 20 03 05