"In July 2016, I had the opportunity to perform a one-week ESCMID observership at the Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery at Charité-University Medicine in Berlin.
During this week I had the chance to learn from the orthopedic team, the group of clinical microbiologists and infectious diseases specialists, and the investigational group. I shared my background with some of the groups.
I really enjoyed the medical visit of the different patients, the laboratory explanations, the orthopedic meetings and the most the question and answers sessions with Dr. Andrej Trampuz and Dr. Nora Renz.
The scientific knowledge acquired here and the ideas to improve the medical attention (diagnosis and treatment) to the prosthetic infection patient in Costa Rica have made this time an excellent experience.
I really want to say thanks to Prof. Dr. Ulf B. Göbel, Dr. Trampuz, Dr. Susanne Feihl, Dr. Nora Renz and to all the members of groups that work in the service and to the ESCMID for the opportunity."
Antonio Solano, Hospital Calderón Guardia, San José, Costa Rica