FP7 logo euThe SATURN project has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme [FP7/2007-2013] under grant agreement n°241796

Impact of Specific Antibiotic Therapies on the Prevalence of Human Host Resistant Bacteria

Partners: Clinical Centre of Serbia – (CCS)

The organisation

CCSClinical Centre of Serbia has 28 institutes (11 Institutes of surgery), and 3’500 beds. Almost 30,000 surgical interventions are performed annually. The Department for Hospital Epidemiology (established in 2001) is the only one engaged in infection control in our country and has 3 epidemiologists, and 14 full time infection control nurses. Our center is a teaching infection control center in Serbia, and the Dept of Hospital Epidemiology has a leading role in all national infection control activities and campaigns. Currently we are participating in MOSAR project (WP4). Currently, we are facing many problems regarding bacterial resistance (MRSA, VRE, ESBL, MDR non fermentative bacilli). Other than infection control, we are in charge of selection of disinfectants, control of sterilisation effectiveness and vaccination of HCW (HBV, influenza).

Key staff involved in the project

Biljana JovanovicBiljana Jovanovic, MD, MS, Department for Hospital Epidemiology, Head

  • Member of Serbian Commision for hospital epidemiology
  • Vice president of Association for prevention and control infection of Serbia
  • Since 2000 member of ESCMID - Europien Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infection Diseases.
  • Since 2005 member of Executive Committee ESGAP - Europien Study Group of Antibiotic Policies, under ESCMID - Europien Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infection Diseases.
  • Author and co-author of several National Guidelines of Prevention and Control HCAI.
  • Experience in working in projects funded by the Serbian Government and Ministry of Health.
  • Principal Investigator of MOSAR Project.

Dejan MusicDejan Music is computer science engineer, working in IT department in Clinical Centre of Serbia as a system administrator.  He got his Bachelor diploma in computer science and now finishing a postgraduate studies in E-commerce (master degree) in Faculty of Organizational Sciences at Belgrade University.  He maintains high speed networks in Clinical Centre of Serbia, working on active equipment – switches (CISCO catalyst 3550, HP 4208...) and servers (web, mail, blade servers).  He also has experience in e-commerce, e-payment, smart cards and telemedicine. Works as a project administrator in SATURN.

Ivana CirkovicIvana Cirkovic, MD, PhD, is Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Medical Faculty, University of Belgrade; Head of the National Reference Laboratory for Staphylococcus and Enterococcus; also works as clinical microbiologist at Clinical centre of Serbia. Her scientific activity mainly developed in the fields of bacterial infections mostly concerning aspects related to nosocomial infections and antimicrobial resistance. She published more than 20 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals. She has experience in working in projects funded by the Serbian Goverment and Ministry of Science.

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