About us

The European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) is the leading Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases in Europe. ESCMID is proud to unite 12K members as well as 45K affiliated members through 77 national and international affiliated societies. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, ESCMID now plays an important role in emerging infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance education and research.

The Society

Since 1983, ESCMID has supported microbiologists and infectious disease specialists along their career paths, promoting innovative research and education to advance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infectious diseases worldwide. ESCMID provides a wide range of activities and exchanges allowing members to connect and share on an international scale.

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ESCMID members
Affiliated members
Attendees at the annual Congress
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Students, professionals in training, and specialists in the fields of CM and ID can become members of ESCMID. Members enjoy a host of benefits, including being part of a global network of colleagues with the same shared mission. Here are some ESCMID membership benefits:

  • Reduced registration fees for all ESCMID events
  • Access to ESCMID educational programmes
  • Eligibility for ESCMID grants and fellowships
  • Ability to join the ESCMID Study Groups (SGs)

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Our President

“For a healthier tomorrow we need to fight infections by collaborating beyond borders and disciplines.”

Robert Skov

ESCMID President
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At a glance

Find out more about the ESCMID community, its motivations and goals and get an overview of all available activities.

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The ESCMID network aims to forge strong connections and promote ESCMID's vision and mission.

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Partners & Affiliates

ESCMID partners with many global professional societies and organisations that share its purpose, collaborating on scientific projects, networking and taking leadership roles in the consultation processes with European health authorities. 

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Jobs & Talents

Looking to join the ESCMID workforce to share your expertise with the Society? Explore the latest job postings and calls for talent from across ESCMID's network.

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