Institut für Allgemeinmedizin

    UTI-IPD Symposium

    Virtual Symposium "Management of Urinary Tract Infections in the Practice: How to achieve the best use of evidence?”

    7 May 2021

    Uncomplicated urinary tract infections (uUTI) are responsible for a high proportion of antibiotic prescriptions in primary care. In general, the development of treatment approaches to reduce the consumption of antibiotics represents a global challenge. For uUTI, different approaches to reduce antibiotic consumption have been tested in randomized controlled trials. The meta-analytical evaluation of these studies represents a promising approach to compare these strategies and to identify predictors of non-antibiotic therapy success.

    The symposium “Management of UTI in clinical practice: How to achieve the best use of evidence?” will present and discuss methodological peculiarities and challenges as well as new findings in diagnostics and therapy.



    08:45 a.m.: Greetings and Introduction - Ildikó Gágyor (Würzburg), Tim Friede (Göttingen)

    Session 1: Clinical background on UTI, antibiotics and resistance (Chair: Eva Hummers, Andreas Kronenberg)

    • 09:00 a.m.: Keynote Lecture (Paul Little, Southampton)

    'Tackling antibiotic resistance in primary care: What antibiotic stewardship interventions work?'

    • 09:30 a.m.: Presentation 1 (Virginia Hernandez, St. Andrews)

    'Primary care antimicrobial stewardship: can it make an impact on antimicrobial resistance?'

    • 09:45 a.m.: Presentation 2 (Ronny Gunnarsson, Göteborg)

    'Estimating the probability for a link between a bacterial finding and a specific symptom in the absence of a gold standard'

    • 10:00 a.m.: Presentation 3 (Stefan Heytens, Ghent)

    'AB susceptibility surveillance of cystitis in primary care'

    10:15 - 10:30 a.m.: MOVING BREAK - Desk-friendly workout (Andreas Petko, Würzburg)

    10:30 - 10:45 a.m.: BREAK

    Session 2: Evidence synthesis - Challenges ind insights of meta-analyses (Chair: Beth Stuart, Stefan Heytens)

    • 10:45 a.m.: Keynote Lecture (Sofia Dias, York)

    'Evidence synthesis for decision making: multiple treatments, multiple outcomes'

    • 11:15 a.m.: Presentation 4 (Thomas Debray, Utrecht)

    'Prediction of absolute treatment benefit: challenges and opportunities'

    • 11:40 a.m.: Presentation 5 (Yvonne Kaußner, Würzburg and Christian Röver, Göttingen)

    'Strategies to reduce antibiotics in treating uncomplicated urinary tract infections - a systematic review and meta-analysis of individual patient data'

    12:00 - 01:00 p.m.: BREAK

    Session 3: Clinical Outlook - Different populations, diagnostics and treatment of UTI (Chair: Alastair Hay, Ingvild Vik)

    • 01:00 p.m.: Presentation 6 (Akke Vellinga, Galway)

    'UTI in men - a review of the literature'

    • 01:15 p.m.: Presentation 7 (Anne Holm, Kopenhagen)

    'UTI in nursing homes - navigating complexity'

    • 01:30 p.m.: Presentation 8 (Kome Gbinigie, Oxford)

    'Can cranberry treat UTIs? The CUTI study'

    • 01:45 p.m.: Presentation 9 (Florian Wagenlehner, Gießen)

    'Acute Cystitis Symptom Score (ACSS) for diagnostics and patient reported outcome in patients with acute uncomplicated cystitis'

    • 02:00 p.m.: Presentation 10 (Hannes Ullrich, Berlin/ Kopenhagen)

    'Using register-based data to understand physician decision-making: machine learning predictions and an economic model'

    • 02:15 p.m.: Closing words (Ildikó Gágyor, Würzburg and Tim Friede, Göttingen)


    This schedule is subject to minor changes.



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