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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 Fee Johnstone, ISAC Executive Assistant at

Aims and Objectives

Bloodstream infections (BSIs) are a leading cause of death. They may complicate localised infections and often lead to severe sepsis with fatal outcome. It is roughly estimated that BSIs 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 BSIs changing and what are the drivers for change?
  • How can evolving molecular techniques help in early diagnosis and management?
  • What is the place of new antimicrobial agents in current management?
  • How can BSIs 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 BSIs through conferences and conference proceedings.
  • Coordinate research in the field.

The ISAC Working Group on Endocarditis and Bloodstream Infections has 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.


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



Last updated: November 28th-2019