News in 2010
Here you will find the Society news in 2010.
The renewed Study Group is open to all individuals who are interested in human pathogenic anaerobic bacteria including diagnostic problems, pathogenesis, antibiotic resistance, typing and involvement in rare or more common infections. Microbiologists working in the field of diagnostics of oral infections are also welcome to join us and participate.
The Study Groups have now formed and are setting up various activities. To find out more or get involved, please visit their dedicated webpages.
ESGCP's annual fall newsletter includes recommendations from the ECCMID/ICC 2011 programme. To find out about the group's activities, see their newsletter.
Since 2009 EUCAST is developing a disk diffusion test for routine antimicrobial susceptibility testing. ESCMID has decided to take responsibility for the development and upkeep of the EUCAST disk diffusion test over the forthcoming years.
EUCAST also just published a FAQ online, so you can more quickly find answers to commonly asked questions.
This newly formed ESCMID Study Group had its constitutional meeting at the 20th ECCMID in April 2010. To find out about their activities, see the Group's newsletter.
Interested in learning how another lab does a specific test or how clinical practice in ID works in a different country? These are just examples of why 41 persons have done Observerships in 2010. There is still funding left for another 20 Observership visits this year.
Presentations online from three ESCMID courses this autumn
The slides from the courses on antimicrobial susceptibility testing, meningitis and influenza are now available to ESCMID members.
For the first time and for all colleagues in training, ESCMID will hold the European Trainees Day on Saturday, 7 May, a day of teaching dedicated to the unique needs of trainees. This event is held on the first day of ECCMID.
Projects: genotypes of resistant thermophilic campylobacters, CMV & Epstein-Barr virus in breast cancer, clinical trial on antibiotic resistance to Gram-negatives. View these postings or enter your own request for partnership on our search platform free of charge.
The new Commission had its first meeting on 5 September discussing representation of gender, countries and minorities in CM & ID and generating an action plan. The main short-term goals of the EPC are to assess the current situation through a questionnaire and to improve balance within the Society and in its activities.
Institutions involved in a European multi-centre clinical trial (FP7) are seeking other partners. You can read this posting or enter your own request for partnership on our search platform free-of-charge.
These awards are intended to recognise and reward outstanding trainees in CM and ID. The application deadline is 10 November 2010.
“These latest reports on the rapid spread of drug-resistant bacteria reinforce the nature and size of the problem that we face,” says Professor Giuseppe Cornaglia, ESCMID President.
61 young MDs and scientists improved their knowledge on diverse topics at the highly interactive ESCMID Summer School in Cappadocia, Turkey, from 3 to 9 July 2010. Some pictures and all presentations are now online. Audio webcasts are also now available.
Helmut Mittermayer, Professor and Head of the Institute for Hygiene, Microbiology and Tropical Medicine at the Elisabethinen Hospital in Linz, Austria, unexpectedly passed away on 6 July 2010. His contributions to the Society were many and included founding ESCMID News, the first printed member newsletter and serving as the first Editor-in-Chief. We are not only losing a highly respected friend and colleague, but also one of the pillars of our organization.
At the Assembly held during the ECCMID, the officers presented last year’s successful achievements. Find the minutes on our website in the member-only area.
The EFSA has launched a call (1) to renew the membership of the ANS and CEF Panels and (2) to expand the reserve list of its Scientific Committee and its other 8 Scientific Panels. Scientists are invited to respond to the call, which closes on 15 September 2010.