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Find already now a large number of ECCMID presentations in the ESCMID Online Lecture Library. Bookmark the link and come back to see our daily additions, which will also include the downloadable version of the slides.
Direct link to the ECCMID Presentations 2013
Watch the ESCMID President, Prof Gunnar Kahlmeter, talking about ECOFFs in the Educational Workshop "Antimicrobial susceptibility testing with EUCAST breakpoints and methods".
26 April 2013, BERLIN: At a time when there is growing alarm about increasing antibiotic resistance, Professor Patrice Nordmann is being honoured for his work in emerging resistance worldwide to antibiotics, mostly to carbapenems (a class of antibiotics often regarded as a last line of treatment when other antibiotics fail).
26 April 2013, BERLIN: Experts about to gather at the world’s largest conference on infectious diseases acknowledge that they are facing a number of increasing challenges and emerging new threats in infectious diseases. The European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), which opens tomorrow in Berlin (27 – 30 April), brings together more than 10,000 scientists and clinicians from around the world to share state of the art updates, experience and information on cutting edge science and technology.
The position is in the field of next-generation sequencing and bioinformatic analysis. A detailed description can be found on our website.
ESCMID and WHO Europe invite ESCMID members (5 clinical microbiologists and/or infectious disease specialists) from 5 different countries to visit the WHO Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen, Denmark. This special 3-day programme will give ESCMID observers an insight into the organisation and its communicable disease programmes. Applications accepted from 2 to 10 May 2013.
Leading experts and representatives from key organisations discussed this multi-faceted and complex issue in Prague. The webcasts, presentations and a photo gallery are now available online!
On 27 April 2013 at the ECCMID Berlin, the 3rd edition will offer participants a highly interactive session for trainees in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. All ESCMID members in training are strongly advised not to miss this excellent educational event. Senior members of ESCMID should tell their trainees to attend.
This course in Madrid from 24-25 May 2013 is organised by the compromised hosts Study Group. Lectures, clinical cases and meet-the-expert meetings will round out this event. Register by 5 April to secure your place!
Gunnar Kahlmeter, ESCMID President, answered questions from the European Association of Urology during their annual congress. He was part of the faculty and lectured on the hot topic 'Antibiotics - the urological time bomb'. Watch out!
Dangerous liaisons—our expanding appreciation of microbial synergism, Editorial: SJ Cutler
Reviews: The polymicrobial nature of biofilm infection: R Wolcott, JW Costerton, D Raoult, SJ Cutler; Do specific virus–bacteria pairings drive clinical outcomes of pneumonia?: JA McCullers; The therapeutic potential of immune cross-talk in leishmaniasis: MA Hartley, K Kohl, C Ronet, N Fasel; The symbiotic role of Wolbachia in Onchocercidae and its impact on filariasis: T Bouchery, E Lefoulon, G Karadjian, A Nieguitsila, C Martin
Plan to join us in Vravrona, Greece, from 6 – 13 July 2013. We have an exciting interactive programme lined up covering diverse topics in CM/ID as well as career advice. Especially tailored to young MDs and scientists! Registration and grant applications are accepted until 10 May 2013.
Antibiotic prophylaxis against endocarditis used to be implemented according to outdated ideas, based on the limited knowledge available in ancient times...
This one-of-a-kind event in Europe will bring together leading experts and key organisations to discuss this multi-faceted and complex issue in Prague from 22-24 March 2013.
Interested in "Antimicrobial Stewardship in Hospitals"?
If so, then register by 1 March 2013 for the popular annual pre-ECCMID course on this topic. This year it is in Zeuthen near Berlin from 25-26 April 2013. Attendance grant applications are also accepted until 1 March 2013.
The 225 conference participants profited from the discussion of key issues on invasive fungal infections. Pictures, webcasts and presentations from more than 25 talks are available in the Online Lecture Library are available online.
From Keynotes to Clinical Grand Rounds to offerings for trainees - this progarmme has everything for the CM and ID specialist! Make the most of your time at the Congress and plan ahead using the personal programme tool.
In 2012 the ESCMID Parity Commission launched a questionnaire survey to investigate forms of discrimination with respect to country, gender and ethnicity among medical professionals in hospitals and universities carrying out activities in the clinical microbiology (CM) and infectious diseases (ID) fields. Overall, we included 1274 professionals. The majority of respondents (68%) stated that discrimination is present in medical science.
Do you have a good project idea and need funding? Does your network need administrative or financial support? Do you want to organise an outstanding educational or scientific event? The ESCMID Operating Procedures (EOPs) answer these and more questions. New to the collection: EOPs for Medical Guidelines and EOPs for EU calls
If you register by 9 January 2013, you can benefit from reduced registration fees and save even more by signing up for membership. Don't miss your chance to attend the European event of the year in CM and ID!
This workshop offers interactive sessions on HAI prevention, diagnosis and treatment with particular emphasis on infection control during routine clinical practice.