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Membership

Current Officers

C. Eckmann

Chair

Christian Eckmann

chr.eckmann@gmx.de

M Bassetti

Co-Chair

Matteo Bassetti

mattba@tin.it

G Sanga

Secretary

Gabriele Sganga

gsganga@tiscali.it

M Dryden

Treasurer

Matthew Dryden

Matthew.dryden@wehct.nhs.uk

All Members

Kamal Itani (USA
Wen-Chien Ko (Taiwan)
Peter Kujath (Germany)
Roman Kozlov (Russia)
Pin-lng Lee (Taiwan)
Philippe Montravers (France)
Dilip Nathwani (UK)
Miguel Sanchez-Garcia (Spain)
Francesco Sgaglione (Italy)
Yoshio Takesue (Japan)

How to Join

Members of an ISC 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

Intra abdominal infections (IAI) are common. National and international databases show that one in four cases of severe sepsis or septic shock are caused by IAI. It is the second most common focus of septic shock. Almost 90% of all intra-abdominal infections are so called secondary peritoneal infections and require primarily a surgical approach. However, primary inadequate and inappropriate antibiotic regimens have a substantially worse prognostic outcome for patients with IAI and cause substantial increase in health care costs. In recent years the share of resistant species have increased worldwide. Especially in postoperative and tertiary peritonitis as well as with antibiotics pretreated necrotising pancreatitis, one has to assume an involvement of resistant or difficult treatable bacteria (MRSA, VRE, ESBL-producer, Pseudomonas spp. Acinetobacter spp. and Carbapenemase-producing organisms) and fungi. A multidisciplinary approach including surgeons, intensivists, clinical microbiologists and ID specialists is necessary in order to save the lives of critically ill patients.


This working group aims to -

  • Develop commonly accepted unified, definitions of intra-abdominal infections
  • Harmonize different international and national guidelines for the antimicrobial treatment of cIAI
  • Develop recommendations and decision-making processes for the diagnosis and treatment of cIAI due to resistant organsims
  • Support education and international collaboration in the field of cIA


Our Work Plan is as follows -

  • Organise a constitutional meeting for foundation of the working group (completed 2012)
  • Define clearly the aims of the working group (completed 2012)
  • Work out recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of invasive intra-abdominal candidiasis (completed 2013)
  • Organise a symposium during ISC congress 2013 in Yokohama (completed 2013)
  • Develop practice guidelines for the antimicrobial treatment of cIAI (together with ESCIP of ESCMID, 2015 and 2016)
  • Promote an international network for interested colleagues (continuing process)

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Last updated: April 29th-2015