ESCMID newsletter

December 2011

Dear Colleague,
another successful year is coming to an end and ESCMID's New Year's resolution is a stronger commitment to provide its members with ID/CM information, educational activities and special events.
The New Year will find ESCMID ready for new challenges and projects and for as few flu cases as possible if you get vaccinated!
We wish you joyful holidays in the company of your beloved family.

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22nd ECCMID - Event of the year 2012

The New Year is coming, so is ECCMID 2012

Save the date in your 2012 calendar, the 22nd European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases will take place in the 2012 Olympic City - London - 31 March to 3 April 2012.


Special events

13 - 14 January 2012, Sitges, Spain
Innovation in Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI), ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course

Yet another hot topic over the winter season  - Innovation in Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI) - is the subject of the next ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course. The focus is on emerging and re-emerging viral and microbial infections and one session is dedicated to influenza.

Few places are still available, grab yours!

Follow up on the ESCMID Conference on Infections in Immunocompromised Hosts

The conference organised by ESCMID in collaboration with the ESCMID Study Group for Infections in Compromised Hosts - ESGICH - was successfully held in Instanbul in November 2011. The webcasts and presentations are already available on the website exclusively for our members.

Logon to the conference webpage to access the webcasts and presentations.


Highlights from the society's journal - CMI

Finally plague is plague

The December CMI editor's choice regards the recovery of the complete genome sequence of Yersinia pestis in skeletons buried during the 1348 epidemics in London. The research results close a period of confusion about medieval plague.

Read the article


Profession & career

University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
PhD fellow in the field of Medical Microbiology open position

A new full-time research position is offered at the University of Antwerp in the Laboratory of Medical Microbiology within the Vaccine & Infectious Diseases Institute (VAXINFECTIO) of the Faculty of Medicine. The University of Antwerp is renowned for its committment to innovation in research.

Get more information about the job description, the institution/company details and the job requirements.


EU news

New EU calls & other updates


ERC Advanced Investigator Grant

Advance notice of 5. call for proposals 2012 Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)

Advance notice of FP7 Health call 2013

EU Health programme: 2012 work plan published

Best regards,
Your ESCMID Communications Editors


What's up at ESCMID

13 - 14 January 2012
Sitges, Spain

ESCMID Postgraduate course
Innovation in Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI)

10 - 11 February 2012
Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates

ESCMID Postgraduate course
Update on Antibiotic Resistance - from Laboratory to Clinical Practice

2 - 3 March 2012
Athens, Greece

ESCMID Postgraduate course
Problems in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Invasive Fungal Infections: Recent Advances in Their Management

19 - 21 March 2012
Marseille, France

ESCMID Postgraduate Course
Preparedness for Emerging Infectious Threats: Avoiding Outbreaks in Europe

29 - 31 March 2012
London, UK

ESCMID Postgraduate course
Antimicrobial Stewardship: Measuring, Auditing and Improving, ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course

31 March - 3 April 2012
London, UK

ESCMID Event of the year 2012

14 May - 17 May 2012
Siena, Italy

ESCMID Postgraduate Course
Significance of Experimental Models for Studying Bacterial Meningitis and Sepsis

3 June - 8 June 2012
Szeged, Hungary

ESCMID Postgraduate Technical Workshop
Anaerobes in Health and Disease; How to Isolate, Identify and Look for Resistance in a Cost-Effective Way

4 June - 8 June 2012
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ESCMID Postgraduate Technical Workshop
Postgraduate Workshop in Clinical Parasitology

13 - 16 June 2012
Bangkok, Thailand

ISID 15th International Congress on Infectious Diseases

21 - 28 July 2012
Innsbruck, Austria

ESCMID Summer School
11th ESCMID Summer School

27 - 30 April 2013
Berlin, Germany

Event of the year 2013

More ESCMID events

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