ESCMID newsletter

June 2013

Dear Colleague,
This month's issue of our newsletter features a submission call for our new journal, call for nominations for Excellence and Young Investigator Awards, updates on our trainees' network, a new Observership opportunity at ECDC as well as our year-round educational offerings. We wish you a wonderful summer!

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The Society

Society soliciting nominations for Excellence and Young Investigator Awards

We celebrate the efforts of those who work to advance the fields of CM and ID through our awards programme. The Excellence Award is the highest honour given by ESCMID and is awarded to an individual who has made great contributions to the fields of CM/ID. The Young Investigator Awards recognizes the achievements of up to two persons under 40 years of age. Submission deadline: 12 November 2013. about Excellence Award; about Young Investigator Award


Professional Affairs

Visit the ECDC in Stockholm, 2 -6 September 2013

ESCMID and ECDC invite ESCMID members (5 clinical microbiologists and/or infectious disease specialists) from 5 different countries to visit the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Microbiology Coordination Section, in Stockholm, SE. This special programme will give ESCMID observers an insight into the organisation and its communicable disease programmes. Applications accepted from 18 June, 10:00 CET – 2 July 2013, 16:00 CET.

Newly elected leaders of Trainees Association of ESCMID

At ECCMID Berlin, Polona Maver (Ljubljana, Slovenia) took over as the new TAE SC president and will work side-by-side with the newly appointed president-elect Joana Cortez (Coimbra, Portugal) and 4 other TAE SC members. Read more about their profiles and new roles.


ESCMID events

15th ESCMID-SHEA Training Course in Hospital Epidemiology, 22-25 September 2013

The design of the course in Brussels has been changed rigorously to make it more interactive and to enhance practical applicability. The 3-module course will improve your knowledge on infection control and is also an excellent networking opportunity.

ECCMID 2014 – After the Congress is before the Congress

24th ECCMID 2014, Barcelona, Spain: 10-13 May 2014
The Programme Committee meeting held 11-12 June 2013 in Barcelona was hugely successful. Over 250 submitted sessions were evaluated and a great selection made! In autumn you can have a first look at the various speakers, topics and sessions!



ESCMID journals

Call for submissions for new ESCMID journal

ESCMID and Wiley Blackwell are delighted to announce the launch of New Microbes and New Infections. NMNI is an Open Access journal with a focus on new genomes, new microbes, and new technology applied to the diagnosis of infectious and tropical diseases.


CMI –July themed section

Pig-related infections, Editorial, D Raoult
Pork as a source of human parasitic infection, O Djurković-Djaković, B Bobić, A Nikolić, I Klun, J Dupouy-Camet
Cultural contexts of swine-related infections in Polynesia, G Guerrier, H Foster, O Metge, C Chouvin, M Tui
Hepatitis E virus in the Western world—a pork-related zoonosis, L Christou, M Kosmidou
Emergence and control of an outbreak of infections due to Panton-Valentine leukocidin positive, ST22 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a neonatal intensive care unit, A. N. Pinto, R Seth, F Zhou, J Tallon, K Dempsey, M Tracy, GL Gilbert, MVN O’Sullivan

Best regards,
Your ESCMID Communications Editors


What's up at ESCMID

17 - 21 June 2013
Porto, Portugal
ESCMID Postgraduate Technical Workshop
Technical Workshop for Basic and Clinical Parasitology

20 - 22 June 2013
Sibiu, Romania

ESCMID Postgraduate Course
Antifungal Resistance and Its Challenges in the Management of Invasive Fungal Infections

23 - 28 June 2013
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

ESCMID Postgraduate Technical Workshop
Mechanisms of Antimicrobial Resistance: A Practical Approach

6 – 13 July 2013
Vravrona, Greece

12th ESCMID Summer School

26 - 30 August 2013
Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland

ESCMID Postgraduate Technical Workshop
Intracellular Bacteria: From Biology to Clinic

2 - 4 September 2013
Izmir, Turkey

ESCMID Postgraduate Course
Meningitis Update 2013

16 - 19 September 2013
Santander, Spain
ESCMID Postgraduate Technical Workshop
Bioinformatic Tools in Clinical Microbiology

22 - 25 September 2013
Brussels, Belgium
ESCMID-SHEA Training Course
ESCMID-SHEA Training Course in Hospital Epidemiology

29 September – 3 October 2013
Bertinoro, Italy
ESCMID Postgraduate Course
Infectious Diseases in Pregnant Women, Fetuses and Newborns

5 - 6 June 2014
Ljubljana, Slovenia
3rd ESCMID Workshop on Professional Affairs in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

More ESCMID events

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