Genomics to Combat Resistance against Antibiotics in Community-acquired LRTI in Europe - GRACE
ESCMID was a partner of GRACE, which was a network of excellence devoted to tackling the increasing problem of resistance to antibiotics when dealing with lower respiratory tract infections, such as bronchitis or pneumonia. To this goal, GRACE pooled European expertise and excellence in this field to increase knowledge and competence and to raise professional and public awareness.
The GRACE educational platform provides this acquired knowledge through state-of-the-art training opportunities. These comprise one-day PG courses, arranged by ERS and ESCMID during their annual congresses, three-day workshops and the freely available GRACE e-learning platform with recordings and downloadable material from past GRACE events. Target audience includes primary care and hospital physicians, researchers and public health specialists interested in better management of community-acquired LRTI.
The GRACE project has been running from March 2006 until August 2011. All materials are still freely available on the e-learning platform. To consolidate the expertise integrated in the GRACE Network of Excellence, beyond EC funding, the TRACE project has been launched (Translational Research on Antimicrobial resistance and Community-acquired infections in Europe). It aims to steer ongoing and to deploy new research activities based on GRACE, and to disseminate its results.