ESCMID newsletter

February 2013

Dear Member of an Affiliated Society,
With the ECCMID 2013 in Berlin about two months away, the programme is set and the accompanying activities are being finalised. We look forward to a wonderful meeting with you! See our newsletter below for more information about our many other activities such as scientific activities and conferences as well as educational events.

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ESCMID events

Pictures and webcasts available from fungal infections conference

The 225 conference participants profited from discussions on invasive fungal infections in Rome. Pictures, webcasts and presentations from more than 25 talks are available in the Online Lecture Library.

ESCMID Vaccine Conference, Prague - Programme online!

This one-of-a-kind event in Europe will bring together leading experts and key organisations to discuss this multi-faceted and complex issue in Prague from 22-24 March  2013.

Back to school - ESCMID Summer School registration open!

Plan to join us in Vravrona, Greece, from 6 – 13 July 2013. 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! Registration and grant applications are accepted until 10 May 2013.

Final Programme now online - ECCMID 2013, Berlin

From Keynotes to Clinical Grand Rounds to offerings for trainees - this progarmme has everything for the CM and ID specialist! Make the most of your time at the Congress and plan ahead using the personal programme tool.

Register for the ECCMID 2013 in Berlin by 13 March and save

If you register by 13 March 2013, you can benefit from reduced registration fees and save even more by signing up for membership. Don't miss your chance to attend the European event of the year in CM and ID!


News from the Study Groups

New EPASG Newsletter published

  • Educational activities 2012/2013
  • EPASG @ ECCMID 2013
  • High-level conferences by EPASG
  • EPASG projects
  • Become EPASG member

ESGNI Survey - Top Ten Questions in Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Prevention and Control

This addresses top issues of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) of HAI focussing on research priorities as well as practical aspects of IPC.

From meningitis to all infectious diseases of the brain - EMESG becomes ESGIB

At the general assembly of EMESG 2012 members decided to broaden EMESG's focus from meningitis to include other infectious diseases of the central nervous system. So we have now joined forces with colleagues interested in encephalitis to form a new Study Group called ESCMID Study Group for Infectious Diseases of the Brain (ESGIB). The ESGIB Executive Committee invites you to join and contribute to our activities!


CMI - Clinical Microbiology and Infection

CMI –February highlights

Themed Section

Dangerous liaisons—our expanding appreciation of microbial synergism, Editorial: SJ Cutler
Reviews: The polymicrobial nature of biofilm infection: R Wolcott, JW Costerton, D Raoult, SJ Cutler;  Do specific virus–bacteria pairings drive clinical outcomes of pneumonia?: JA McCullers; The therapeutic potential of immune cross-talk in leishmaniasis: MA Hartley, K Kohl, C Ronet, N Fasel; The symbiotic role of Wolbachia in Onchocercidae and its impact on filariasis: T Bouchery, E Lefoulon, G Karadjian, A Nieguitsila, C Martin

Best regards,
Your ESCMID Communications Editors


What's up at ESCMID

25 - 27 February 2013
Geneva, Switzerland

ESCMID Postgraduate Technical Workshop
Prevention and Clinical Management of Healthcare-Associated Infections in ‘Real’ Life – a Patient-Centered Perspective

22 - 24 March 2013
Prague, Czech Republic

ESCMID Conference
2nd ESCMID Conference on The Impact of Vaccines on Public Health

23 - 24 March 2013
Limassol, Cyprus

ESCMID Postgraduate Course
Endemic and Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Mediterranean Countries

25 - 26 April 2013
Zeuthen near Berlin, Germany

ESCMID Postgraduate Course
Antimicrobial stewardship in hospitals

27 - 30 April 2013
Berlin, Germany

Event of the year 2013
23rd ECCMID Berlin

24 - 25 May 2013
Madrid, Spain

ESCMID Postgraduate Course
Educational Programme on Transplant Infectious Diseases

27 - 29 May 2013
Paris, France

ESCMID Postgraduate Course
Gaining Expertise on Mycobacterial Infections

30 - 31 May 2013
Rome, Italy

ESCMID Postgraduate Course
Infections in the Elderly: Prevention and Management

31 May - 1 June 2013
Nafplio, Greece

ESCMID Postgraduate Course
Hot Topics on Infections in the Critically Ill Patient

More ESCMID events

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