ESCMID Newsletter

27 April 2011

Dear Member of an Affiliated Society,
With our main event of the year, the ECCMID-ICC 2011, less than 2 weeks away, the Society is in the midst of the busy final preparations. This year the registration figures are promising to be above those of the 2008 Barcelona meeting and the largest scientific meeting in the field worldwide. Don't miss it!

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ESCMID Vaccine Conference, Prague - webcasts online

This one-of-a-kind event in Europe brought together leading experts and key organisations to discuss this multi-faceted and complex issue in Prague from 1-3 April 2011. See the more than 35 presentations and webcasts which are now online.

Early registration for this year's Summer School until 15 May

Plan to join us in Treviso, Italy, from 2 - 9 July 2011. We have an exciting interactive programme lined up covering diverse topics in CM/ID as well as career advice. Especially tailored to young MDs and scientists!

A few slots still open for course on aspergillosis

This postgraduate technical workshop looks at "Aspergillosis: from Allergy to Invasive Disease" and takes place from 25 - 26 May 2011 in Manchester, United Kingdom. Leading experts in the field will run this workshop in which up to 30 attendees will participate to allow a high degree of interaction.



ECCMID/ICC 2011 in Milan - just over a week away!

The ECCMID/ICC 2011 is just around the corner and we have an exciting programme lined up for you: 12 Keynote lectures, 59 symposia, 20 integrated symposia, 18 meet-the-expert sessions, 18 educational workshops, a Trainees Day (new!) and 4 days of poster sessions. Visit our congress-dedicated website for more information.

Finding jobs at the ECCMID/ICC 2011

Take advantage of the Job Platform while you are in Milan to meet up with potential employers or employees during the ECCMID/ICC. Come to the ESCMID booth in Milan to try it out. We encourage you to upload your profile prior to the Congress!


Highlights from the Society's journal - CMI

Editorial: Present and future automation in bacteriology

O. Dumitrescu, O. Dauwalder and G. Lina have collected information from companies involved in microbiology-plating instruments to see their view of the future clinical micrbiology laboratory.


Study Groups

ESCMID PK/PD of Anti-Infectives Study Group

The Study Group has a number of activities planned at the ECCMID-ICC in Milan including a meet-the-expert session, PK/PD for non-experts, and a symposium titled "Bridging the gap of innovation - what we all could do". Read about these activities and more in their newsletter.


The Society

Assembly of Members 2011 - join us!

The invitation and agenda for the upcoming Assembly of Members is now available. On Sunday, 8 May from 18.15 - 19.30, important topics will be presented and decisions made. The Executive Committee invites you to attend.

European Council Meeting at the ECCMID/ICC 2011

Representatives of the societies affiliated with ESCMID make up the Council. The next meeting is at 21st ECCMID/27th ICC 2011 in Milan, on Sunday, 8 May 2011 from 12.45 - 14.15 h.


EU news

New EU calls & other updates


FP7: European Research Council 'Proof of Concept Call'

ECDC: 4 open tenders

Best regards,
ESCMID Executive Committee


Forthcoming ESCMID Events

21st ECCMID/27th ICC
7 - 10 May 2011
Milan, Italy

Infections in Critically Ill Patients
21 May - 22 May 2011
Athens, Greece

Aspergillosis: from Allergy to Invasive Disease- workshop
25 May - 26 May 2011
Manchester, UK

Emerging Multidrug Resistance
6 - 7 June 2011
Paris, France

Invasive Fungal Infections: Controversies and Lessons from Clinical Practice
23 - 24 June 2011
Saint Petersburg, Russia

10th ESCMID Summer School
2 - 9 July 2011
Treviso, Italy

ESCMID/SHEA Training Course in Hospital Epidemiology
3 - 6 September 2011   
Brunnen, Switzerland

Clinical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Aspects of Opportunistic Protozoal Infections - Workshop
6 - 9 September 2011   
Barcelona, Spain

State-of-the-art in Emerging Fungal Infections
8 - 9 September 2011
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Cystic Echinococcosis: Burden of Disease in EU and Clinical Management
23 - 25 September 2011
Pavia, Italy

Management of Healthcare-Associated Infections in the Era of Growing Antibiotic Resistance
28 - 30 September 2011
Sibenik, Croatia

Helicobacter: from Basic Science to Clinical Issues - Conference
2 - 6 October 2011
Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland

Quinolones: from Bench to Bedside
5 - 7 October 2011
Santander, Spain

Infection Control in Developing Countries: Problems and Solutions
27 - 28 October 2011
Kayseri, Turkey

ESCMID Conference on Diagnosing Infectious Diseases: Future and Innovation
24 - 26 October 2011
Venice, Italy

ESCMID Conference on Infections in Immunocompromised Hosts
17 - 18 November 2011
Istanbul, Turkey

Carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative Microorganisms: Detection, Epidemiology and Therapeutic Challanges
1 - 2 December 2011
Athens, Greece

31 March - 3 April 2012
London, UK

11th ESCMID Summer School
21 - 28 July 2012
Innsbruck, Austria

More ESCMID events

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