ESCMID Newsletter

July 2011

Dear Colleague,
Have you ever thought of applying for an ESCMID award or grant?  The application platform is now open!  
Plus we have the usual mix of news, education and updates, including details on the upcoming Executive Committee election.

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The Society

Call for nominations for EC election 2011

Help the Society select its leadership and nominate candidates for the Executive Committee election this autumn. Four positions will be filled: one for a clinical microbiologist and three for infectious disease specialists. Nominations can be made by clicking on the link displayed on the right side of all ESCMID webpages until 31 August 2011.

Survey on vaccination against influenza for ERS & ESCMID healthcare workers

This brief survey should only take a few minutes of your time, and aims to find out how many of the above have been vaccinated against influenza and their attitudes towards vaccination. Frontline clinicians are concerned about the variable and often poor uptake of influenza vaccine amongst healthcare workers, some of whom died during the 2009 pandemic. The reasons why healthcare workers choose to be vaccinated or not, are poorly studied, and the current survey aims to elucidate this further.

Online application for 2012 awards now open!

Nominate colleagues for the Excellence Award or the Young Investigator Awards. Or apply for a research grant of up to EUR 20'000. If you are a trainee in CM and/or ID, you can apply for a TAE Excellence Training Award.

The application deadline for most awards & grants in 2012 is 10 November 2011.



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

The Preliminary Programme is online! Do not forget to apply for an attendance grant until 31 July 2011.

+++News flash+++: 24th ECCMID from 10-13 May 2014 to be held in Barcelona

We have planned the upcoming ECCMIDs through 2014:

  • 22nd ECCMID, 31 March - 3 April 2012, London, UK
  • 23rd ECCMID, 27 - 30 April 2013, Berlin, Germany
  • 24th ECCMID, 10 - 13 May 2014, Barcelona, Spain


Highlights from the Society's journal - CMI

Editorial - Acinetobacter baumannii resistant to everything: what should we do? J. Vila & J. Pachon

A. baumannii infections continue to be the most prevalent of the Acinetobacter species causing nosocomial infections. We desperately need new approaches, including new antibacterial agents, to control A. baumannii infections. Read more in the open-access editorial.


EU News

New EU calls & other updates

FP7 Health: The 2012 calls are expected to be published on 20 July 2011

ECDC: Open Tender and Call for Proposals

HFSP: 2 Calls for Postdoctoral Fellowships

EDCTP Awards to Outstanding African Scientists: Call for nomination

"Stop TB" Partnership-Kochon Prize: Call for nomination


Best regards,
Your ESCMID Communications Editors


Forthcoming ESCMID Events

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

27 - 30 April 2013
Berlin, Germany

More ESCMID events

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