11 Aug 2015

Dear Colleagues,

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ESCMID guidelines to undergo public consultation prior to peer review, publication

ESCMID’s Guidelines Director William Hope and Publications and Communications Officer Gunnar Kahlmeter invite comments on future ESCMID guidelines before finalization, peer review and publication. The consultation period will last one month and will be followed by a one-month period where a formal response to comments is made and published on ESCMID’s guidelines website prior to submission to CMI for peer review.

Two guidelines are  open for public consultation until 14 September, 2015:
•    Diagnosis and treatment of acute bacterial meningitis
•    Update of the diagnostic guidance document for Clostridium difficile infection

Next year’s ECCMID will host a record 20 educational workshops

These workshops cover a broad variety of topics ranging from emerging viral diseases and invasive fungi to intestinal parasites and mycobacteria. Topics like multidrug antimicrobial resistance and resistance mechanisms, treatment options and antimicrobial susceptibility testing as well as vaccines, clinical trial design and prevention of health care associated infections will continue to be in the focus of next year’s ECCMID. The workshops offer participants the opportunity to exchange ideas, to get updates on training and learn how to apply the latest research findings or recent guidelines. 

The grant deadline for our workshop on Gram-negative bacteria is approaching

The deadline to apply for a grant for the Capacity-building Workshop: Rapid NGS for Characterization and Typing of Resistant Gram-Negative Bacilli is 21 August. The workshop, which takes place from 7 - 9 October 2015 in Groningen, Netherlands, is aimed at laboratory technicians, (molecular) biologists, medical microbiologists, bioinformaticians, veterinarians and public health workers involved in animal, human or food-related research (one-health principle). The course has been designed to boost practical knowledge on Next-Generation-Sequencing (NGS), a technology that has developed rapidly and broadened application opportunities, especially for diagnostic use and surveillance, over the past years.

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