Leadership & Committees

ESCMID is led by the Executive Committee (EC), a diverse group of Clinical Microbiology (CM) and Infectious Disease (ID) specialists. The EC is supported by subcommittees, made up of ESCMID members, who play an important role in fostering excellence within the Society. ESCMID is organised in accordance with the Articles of Association and Bylaws that dictate the established Policies & Laws.

The people at ESCMID

Dedicated ESCMID Executive Committee (EC) and Ad hoc members are the driving force behind everything we do. Together, they embody the leadership of ESCMID, upholding our mission and vision with a collective commitment to excellence. Diverse in their backgrounds and geographic origins, they have all made significant contributions to ESCMID, with a minimum active involvement of three years. The EC consists of eight voting members, each bringing a distinct blend of skills, expertise, and passion, enriching our collective efforts and guiding the Society forward. Get to know the individuals behind ESCMID!

ESCMID open call for Ethics Advisory Committee member is now open. Please apply here.

Executive Committee

  Robert Leo Skov

Robert Leo Skov

President
Infectious Disease Preparedness
Statens Serum Institut
Copenhagen, Denmark
  Jon S. Friedland

Jon S. Friedland

President-elect & Secretary General
St. George’s, University of London
London, United Kingdom
  Annelies Zinkernagel

Annelies Zinkernagel

Immediate Past President & Treasurer
University Hospital of Zurich
University of Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
  Gülsen Özkaya Sahin

Gülsen Özkaya Sahin

Scientific Affairs Officer
Lund University
Lund, Sweden
  Emmanuelle Cambau

Emmanuelle Cambau

Education Officer
Université Paris Diderot
Paris, France
  Anu Kantele

Anu Kantele

Professional Affairs Officer
University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland
  José Ramon Pano-Pardo

José Ramon Pano-Pardo

Publication & Guidelines Officer
Hospital Clínico Universitario Zaragoza
Zaragoza, Spain
  Fidelma Fitzpatrick

Fidelma Fitzpatrick

Pandemic Preparedness Officer
Beaumont Hospital
Dublin, Ireland

Ad hoc members

  Jacob Moran-Gilad

Jacob Moran-Gilad

ESCMID Global Programme Director
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Beer Sheva)
Hadassah Medical Center (Jerusalem)
Israel
  Leonard Leibovici

Leonard Leibovici

CMI Editor-in-Chief
Beilinson Campus, Rabin Medical Center
Petah-Tiqva, Israel
  Angela Huttner

Angela Huttner

CMI Communications Editor-in-Chief
University of Geneva
Genève, Switzerland
  Luigia Scudeller

Luigia Scudeller

ESCMID Guidelines Director
Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo di Pavia
Pavia, Italy
  Holger Rohde

Holger Rohde

ESCMID AMR Action Director
UK Hamburg-Eppendorf
Hamburg, Germany
  Mary Horgan

Mary Horgan

ESCMID Education Director
University College of Cork
Cork, Ireland
  Xavier Lescure

Xavier Lescure

ESCMID Emerging Infections Director
APHP Hôpital Bichat
Paris, France
  Murat Akova

Murat Akova

ESCMID Membership Counsellor (EMeC);
Ethics Advisory Committee Chairperson
Hacettepe University School of Medicine
Ankara, Turkey
  Nico Mutters

Nico Mutters

EUCIC Chairperson
Bonn University Hospital
Bonn, Germany
  Sören Gatermann

Sören Gatermann

EUCAST Chairperson
Ruhr-University Bochum
Bochum, Germany

Other functions

  Giulia De Angelis

Giulia De Angelis

ESCMID Global Associate Director
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Rome, Italy

Education Subcommittee

The Education subcommittee shapes ESCMID’s education portfolio and structure. It emphasises the importance of sharing knowledge and promoting professional growth in CM and ID.

Position

Subgroup

Name

Affiliation

Conflict of Interest

Education Officer

Emmanuelle Cambau

Université Paris Diderot

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ESCMID Education Director

Mary Horgan

University College of Cork

Chairperson

ESCMID eAcademy Working Group

Riina Rautemaa-Richardson

University of Manchester and Manchester University Hospitals

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Member

ESCMID eAcademy Working Group

Onur Karatuna

EUCAST Development Laboratory

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Member

ESCMID eAcademy Working Group

Sarah Delliere

Hôpital Saint-Louis

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Member

Infectious Diseases

Özlem Kurt Azap

Başkent University

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Member

ESCMID eAcademy Working Group

Seif Al-Abri

Royal Hospital

Member

ESCMID eAcademy Working Group

Balint Gergely Szabo

National Institute of Hematology and Infectious Diseases

Member

ESCMID eAcademy Working Group

Dokos Charalambos

Klinikum Lüdenscheid

Member of ESCMID eAcademy Working Group; Education Officer

ESCMID eAcademy Working Group

Lina Cavaco

Statens Serum Institute

Scientific Affairs Subcommittee

The Scientific Affairs subcommittee provides guidance to the Society on matters related to cutting-edge research and publications in Clinical Microbiology (CM) and Infectious Diseases (ID). This subcommittee directly supports the Scientific Affairs Officer, ensuring we are at the forefront of innovation.

Position

Subgroup

Name

Affiliation

Conflict of Interest

President-elect & Secretary General

Jon S. Friedland

St. George’s, University of London

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Member

Bacteria & Bacterial Diseases

Colin R. MacKenzie

Heinrich-Heine University

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Member

Fungi & Fungal Diseases

Alexandre Alanio

Institut Pasteur

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Member

Parasites & Parasitic Diseases

Kurt Hanevik

University of Bergen

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Member

Viruses & Viral Diseases

Christine Kelly

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

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Member

Pathogenesis & Immunology

Silvio Brugger

Universitätsspital Zürich

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Member

Epidemiology, Vaccinology & Public Health

Bettie Voordouw

National Institute for Public Health and the Environment

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Member

Clinics & Therapeutics

Pontus Naucler

Karolinska Institutet

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Member

Diagnostics

Joanna Maria Zajkowska

Medical University of Białystok

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Member

AMR & Susceptibility Testing

Alvaro Pascual Hernandez

Universidad de Sevilla

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Professional Affairs Subcommittee

The Professional Affairs subcommittee advises ESCMID on strategic professional development matters, including training, observerships, and mentorships. They also collaborate with global partners and represent ESCMID internationally.

Position

Subgroup

Name

Affiliation

Conflict of Interest

Professional Affairs Officer

Anu Kantele

University of Helsinki

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Member

Clinical Microbiology

Antti Hakanen

Turku University Hospital

Member

Clinical Microbiology

David Ong

Franciscus Gasthuis & Vlietland

Member

Clinical Microbiology

Makeda Semret

McGill University Health Centre

Member

Clinical Microbiology

Birgit Willinger

Medical University of Vienna

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UEMS MM Section representative

UEMS MM Section representative

Truls Michael Leegaard

Akershus University Hospital

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Member

Infectious Diseases

Sylviane Defres

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Member

Infectious Diseases

Özlem Kurt Azap

Başkent University

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Member

Infectious Diseases

Marcos Rust

MVZ Goldstein

Member

Infectious Diseases

Sipho Kenneth Dlamini

Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town

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AMR Action Subcommittee

The ESCMID AMR Action Committee (EEAC) supports and develops AMR-specific content across ESCMID’s portfolio. The EEAC is also the driving force behind the coordination and promotion of our antimicrobial resistance (AMR) all AMR-related activities to key stakeholders in the field. 

Position

Name

Affiliation

Conflict of Interest

ESCMID AMR Action Director

Holger Rohde

UK Hamburg-Eppendorf

Member

Thomas Tängdén

Uppsala University

Member

Tomislav Mestrovic

University North

Member

Chantal Morel

University of Bern

Member

Anna Both

Institut Pasteur Paris

Member

Michael Sharland

St George's University of London

Member

Valentijn Schweitzer

UMC Utrecht

Emerging Infections

Post-pandemic, a major priority for ESCMID is preparedness and response to Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID). The ESCMID Emerging Infections Subcommittee was formed to help craft strategies that monitor, guide, educate and develop research in EID’s.

 

Position

Name

Affiliation

ESCMID Emerging Infections Director

Xavier Lescure

APHP Hôpital Bichat

Member

Pikka Jokelainen

Statens Serum Institut. Infectious Disease Preparedness

Member

Anne Wyllie

Yale School of Public Health

Member

Effrossyni Gkrania-Klotsas

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Trust

Member

Martin Grobusch

Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam

Member

Marta Mora-Rillo

La Paz University Hospital

Member

Nitin Gupta

Kasturba Medical College

Member

Aleksandra Barac

Clinical Center of Serbia Clinic for Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Publication Subcommittee

The Publication subcommittee plays a crucial role in expanding and disseminating ESCMID’s knowledge and best practices worldwide through the Society’s journals, Clinical Microbiology and Infection (CMI) and CMI Communications. Through their contribution, these dedicated women and men play an important role in advancing our commitment to excellence in both research and clinical practice.

Position

Name

Affiliation

Conflict of Interest

Publication & Guidelines Officer

José Ramon Pano-Pardo

Hospital Clínico Universitario Zaragoza

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CMI Editor-in-Chief

Leonard Leibovici

Beilinson Campus, Rabin Medical Center

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CMI Communications Editor-in-Chief

Angela Huttner

University of Geneva

Elsevier Representative

Andrew Miller

Elsevier

Guidelines Subcommittee

ESCMID guidelines are developed by the Guidelines Subcommittee and are assembled through the latest independent research in ID, CM and Infection Control (IC). ESCMID’s trained team ensures that evidence appraisal and data extraction adhere to strict procedures, while providing reliable and up-to-date guidance.

Position

Name

Affiliation

Conflict of Interest

ESCMID Guidelines Director

Luigia Scudeller

Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo di Pavia

Publication & Guidelines Officer

José Ramon Pano-Pardo

Hospital Clínico Universitario Zaragoza

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Member

Marcus Zervos

Henry Ford Hospital Wayne State University

Member

Tomislav Kostyanev

Technical University of Denmark

Member

Miranda Langendam

Amsterdam UMC

Member

José Molina Gil-Bermejo

Institute of Biomedicine of Seville/University, Hospital Virgen del Rocío

UEMS ID Section representative

Jean Paul Stahl

CHU

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Member

Sarah Tschudin Sutter

University Hospital Basel

Member - CMI laison

Paul Mical

Rambam Health Care Center

Parity Commission

The Parity Commission advocates for diversity in ESCMID’s activities. This subcommittee reviews and improves the representation of genders and minority groups and ensures geographic balance in CM and ID by creating opportunities for and helping to amplify the contributions of these members.

Position

Name

Affiliation

Conflict of Interest

Professional Affairs Officer

Anu Kantele

University of Helsinki

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Member

Khetam Hussein

Rambam Health Care Campus

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Member

Agnes Maria Sonnevend

University of Pécs Medical School

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Member

André Fuchs

Augsburg University Hospital

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Position

Name

Affiliation

Conflict of Interest

ESCMID Membership Counsellor (EMeC);
Ethics Advisory Committee Chairperson

Murat Akova

Hacettepe University School of Medicine

Member

Asma Nasim

Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation

Member

Elda Righi

Verona University

Member

Dafna Yahav

Sheba Medical Center

Ethics Advisory Committee

The ESCMID Ethical Advisory Committee (EEAC) is an independent body that advises the EC on specific ethical, regulatory, social, and philosophical issues related to ESCMID-funded research projects or members. The EEAC has no authority to make final decisions or put policies into action without the approval of the EC. 

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