ESCMID presents two exciting initiatives: the ESCMID Collaborative Centres and the Observership. Our ‘alumni’ observers talk about their extraordinary experience in the ESCMID Collaborative Centres ECCs which are clinical microbiology and/or infectious disease centres of excellence in Europe and beyond. Apply online for an observership, it's your opportunity to learn about the latest diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, to exchange knowledge and to build an international network.

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In response to our increasing number of international Collaborative Centres, we have updated our funding rules. New reimbursement rules for intercontinental Observerships are effective from 11 March 2014.

We are pleased to present the award recipients below and wish them all the best for their professional future in CM and ID.
-Liliana Praticò, Pavia, Italy
-Neven Papić, Zagreb, Croatia
-Erlangga Yusuf, Brussels, Belgium

This full-time temporary position in the UK includes screening of anti-RSV and anti-Aspergillus compounds, biomarker analysis and daily lab maintenance.
Successful candidates will be working on the following research project: Discovery of novel anti-fungus or anti-RSV medicine.

Back by popular demand at the 2014 ECCMID in Barcelona, this 4th edition of the Trainees Day covers the following topics: STDs, the silent threat of bioterrorism, challenges of outbreak detection and response, sepsis from CM and ID perspective. Time & place: 10 May 2014, 13.30-16.45, Room 133/134.

03 April 2014
ESCMID President, Gunnar Kahlmeter receives BSAC's 2014 Garrod Medal

On Thursday 20 March, Gunnar Kahlmeter gave his award speech at BSAC's annual spring meeting. This honour is given to individuals who are an international authority in the field of antimicrobial chemotherapy.

Editorial: Tropical parasitic diseases and immunosuppression, E. Bottieau

Interactions between malaria and human immunodeficiency virus anno 2014, J-P Van geertruyden; Leishmaniasis in immunosuppressed individuals, J van Griensven,E Carrillo, R López-Vélez, L Lynen, J Moreno, Chagas disease in the immunosuppressed patient, R Lattes, MB Lasala

In fall 2014 ESGB is offering the next online course: 'Bacterial Biofilms and Their Role in Chronic Diseases' in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen. The course can be followed by Masters and PhD students as well as professionals that meet the admission criteria. Application deadline is in June 2014.

For 5 May 2014, WHO asks you to join in highlighting the role of hand hygiene in combatting antimicrobial resistance (AMR). WHO invites you to participate in two global surveys and in many other actions. Find out more on our Fighting Resistance page or on the WHO campaign website.

This AS-OVLC is an open-access web-based resource that has been created to provide information and tools to foster antimicrobial stewardship among healthcare professionals. It has been designed with and educational focus and its aims are to:

  • Provide a platform for showcasing, dissemination and highlighting good practice of antimicrobial use
  • Promote opinion exchange and debate regarding antimicrobial use, policy and stewardship
  • Facilitate the co-ordination of pragmatic clinical practice surveys of stewardship activity

We invite you to interact with the site through your comments and your participation in the ongoing surveys and debates. In addition, we will be pleased to receive feedback on all those aspects of this website that can be improved in order to become a useful site for your daily practice within an antimicrobial stewardship program or as an Infectious Disease physician.

Our PK/PD of Anti-Infectives group (EPASG) reports about interesting developments:

  • New knowledge resource
  • High-level conference
  • EPASG @ ECCMID 2014
  • Publications
  • Become EPASG member

This full-time permanent position is at the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) and targets those who are research-active in Zoonotic/infectious diseases.

Our Clostridium difficile group, ESGCD, has published this document as supplement to ESCMID's society journal Clinical Microbiology and Infection: Vol 20, I s2, pages 1–26, March 2014. In the 'Medical Guidelines' section of the website, you can find all details and links to the free full text.

These outstanding professionals will be honoured during the Young Investigator Session at ECCMID 2014 in Barcelona on 13 May 2014 from 11.30-12.30 in Hall E. During the session each awardee will hold a lecture on his respective field of work.

22 February 2014
Welcome, Research Grantees 2014!
Thank you, Reviewers!

ESCMID proudly presents the 13 Research Grantees for 2014. They were selected from a record number of 145 submitted applications.
A big THANK YOU goes to the 137 Reviewers without whom a diligent evaluation would not have been possible. They are acknowledged on the grants website.

Our Clostridium difficile group ESGCD has published this document as supplement to ESCMID's society journal Clinical Microbiology and Infection: Vol 20, I s2, pages 1–26, March 2014. In the "Medical Guidelines" section of the website, you can find all details and links to the free full text.

The Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) is a network promoted on ESCMID’s Fighting Resistance website. It has recently published its strategic research agenda (SRA) focussing on six fields: therapeutics, diagnostics, surveillance, transmission, environment and interventions. It is downloadable on the JPIAMR website.

This comprehensive resource on old antibiotics provides information on

  • Current knowledge of old revived antibiotics regarding PK/PD, dosing, emergence of resistance
  • Knowledge gaps and current research activities
  • Regulatory aspects and inventory of outdated dosing regimens, analysis of Summary of Product Characteristics (SPCs)
  • Regularly updated new knowledge, especially from the FP7 AIDA project on "Old antibiotics for the future"

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