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Current Officers

F Scaglione


Francesco Scaglione

E Giamarellos-Bourboulis


Evangelos J. Giamarellos-Bourboulis

All Members

Larry M. Baddour (USA)
Michael Bauer (Germany)
Emilio Bouza (Spain)
Ralph Corey (USA)
Helen Giamarellou (Greece)
Efthymia Giannitsioti (Greece)
Bruno Hoen (France)
Ian Gould (UK)
Souha Kanj-Sharara (Lebanon)
Igor Karpov (Belarus)
Pierre-Francois Laterre (Belgium)
Jose Miro (Spain)
Patricia Munoz (Spain)
Anna Norrby-Teglund (Sweden)
Steven Opal (USA)
Garyfallia Poulakou (Greece)
Vittorio Sambri (Italy)
Pierre Tattevin (France)
Riccardo Utili (Italy)



How to Join

Members of an ISAC Member Society are eligible to join any of our Working Groups. If you are a member and would like to join this group, please contact the Chairperson and Secretary (if applicable).

Aims and Objectives

Bloodstream infections (BSI's) are leading causes of death. They may complicate localised infections and they often lead to severe sepsis with fatal outcome. It is roughly estimated that BSI's are the third cause of mortality in the United States and in Western Europe. Endocarditis is the most common cause of BSI by Gram-positive cocci. The striking epidemiology imposes clear-cut questions for the WG to deal with:

  • How is epidemiology of BSI's changing and which are the drivers for changes?
  • How can evolving molecular techniques help in early diagnosis and management?
  • What is the place of new antimicrobial agents in current management?
  • How can BSI give rise to severe sepsis?

The aims of the Working Group are as follows - 

  • Provide education in the fields of epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of BSI's through conferences and conference proceedings
  • Coordinate research in the field

The ISAC Working Group on Endocarditis and Bloodstream Infections (BSI) have recently sponsored a research grant supporting scientific research projects in the field of antimicrobial chemotherapy of endocarditis and bloodstream infections.  For more information please click HERE.


May 2010 4th European Conference on Bloodstream Infections. Athens, Greece
Nov 2012 3rd SouthEastern European Conference on Chemotherapy, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Nov 2012 5th European Conference on Bloodstream Infections, Limassol, Cyprus
Nov 2013 4th SouthEastern European Conference on Chemotherapy, Istanbul, Turkey
Oct 2014 5th SouthEastern European Conference on Chemotherapy, Bled, Slovenia
April 2015 Planned Symposium at MRSA Conference, Mallorca
June 2015 6th European Conference on Bloodstream Infections, Vravrona, Greece Programme
November 2015 6th SouthEastern European Conference on Chemotherapy, Thessaloniki, Greece


Projects / Publications

Int J Antimicrob Agents 2007, 30 (Suppl. 1): S1-S108
Int J Antimicrob Agents 2008, 32 (Suppl. 1): S1-S78
Int J Antimicrob Agents 2009, 34 (Suppl. 4): S1-S62
Int J Antimicrob Agents 2010, 36 (Suppl. 2): S1-S74
Int J Antimicrob Agents 2013, (Suppl. 1) S1 - S48



Last updated: October 30th-2018