ESCMID Newsletter

24 March 2011

Dear Member of an Affiliated Society,
Below you will find highlights of our activities.

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Back to school - register for this year's Summer School

Plan to join us in Treviso, Italy, from 2 - 9 July 2011. 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!

Are you interested in fungal infections?

If the answer is 'yes', then we have three upcoming courses for you on the following: Aspergillosis (Manchester, UK), invasive fungal infections (St. Petersburg, Russia), and emerging fungal infections (Cluj Napoca, Romania).

You can still register for Conference - Impact of Vaccines on Public Health

This one-of-a-kind event in Europe brings together leading experts and key organisations to discuss this multi-faceted and complex issue. ESCMID is pleased to announce that Zsuzsanna Jakab (WHO) and Marc Sprenger (ECDC) will open the Conference. Register now to be part of this exciting and informative meeting in Prague from 1-3 April 2011.



One week left to profit from lower pre-congress registration fees

Don't miss the chance to participate! You can profit from reduced registration fees if you sign up by 31 March and doubly save if you become an ESCMID member.

ECCMID/ICC 2011 in Milan - don't miss it!

In Milan the following awaits you: 12 Keynote lectures, 59 symposia, 20 integrated symposia, 18 meet-the-expert sessions, 18 educational workshops, a Trainees Day (new!) and 4 days of poster sessions. Visit our congress-dedicated website for more information.

ECCMID/ICC Programme goes online in April

In the first week of April 2011 you will be able to check the detailed Scientific Programme with all dates and times online.


Highlights from the Society's journal - CMI

Editorial: An Animal Farm Called ESBL - Antimicrobial resistance as a zoonosis

Georgios Pappas talks about sub-therapeutic use of antibiotics in the meat industry and the need for stern and brave decisions in politics. In the March issue of CMI, van Hall and colleagues offer further evidence.

Editorial: When did the doctors become fomites?

Evelina Tacconelli takes a closer look at the spread of infections in hospitals by doctors now and in the past. The March issue of CMI also includes two papers that substantially add to the available evidence on the risks for infection control posed by the doctors’ mobile devices.


Professional Affairs

ESCMID Parity Survey - equal opportunities for all?

ESCMID is conducting a survey to define the entity of disbalance (country; gender; minorities) among ID/CM specialists in their employment and roles within universities and hospitals in Europe. Please take the time to fill out the survey.

ESCMID actively supports the WHO SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands global annual campaign

The aim of SAVE LIVES overall is bringing people together to improve and sustain hand hygiene, every 5th of May. For 2011, the specific call is “Where do YOU stand on hand hygiene?”


The Society

Assembly of Members 2011 - join us!

The invitation and agenda for the upcoming Assembly of Members is now available. On Sunday 8 May from 18.15 - 19.30 important topics will be presented and decisions made. The Executive Committee invites you to attend and get involved.

European Council Meeting at the ECCMID/ICC 2011

Representatives of the societies affiliated with ESCMID make up the Council. The next meeting is at 21st ECCMID/27th ICC 2011 in Milan, on Sunday, 8 May 2011 from 12.45 - 14.15 h.


EU news

New EU calls & other updates

FP7: Call for Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships (IEF)
FP7: Call for Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowships (IIF)
FP7: Call for Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF)

EU Health programme: 2011 Work plan and calls for proposals published

FP7: Advance notice of fourth call Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)

Best regards,
ESCMID Executive Committee


Forthcoming ESCMID Events

Acute Infectious Encephalitis: Challenges in Clinical and Biological Diagnosis
30 March - 1 April 2011
Grenoble, France

ESCMID Conference on the Impact of Vaccines on Public Health
1 - 3 April 2011
Prague, Czech Republic

Basic Parasitology
11 - 15 April 2011
Ankara, Turkey

21st ECCMID/27th ICC
7 - 10 May 2011
Milan, Italy

Infections in Critically Ill Patients
21 May - 22 May 2011
Athens, Greece

Aspergillosis: from Allergy to Invasive Disease- workshop
25 May - 26 May 2011
Manchester, UK

Emerging Multidrug Resistance
6 - 7 June 2011
Paris, France

Invasive Fungal Infections: Controversies and Lessons from Clinical Practice
23 - 24 June 2011
Saint Petersburg, Russia

10th ESCMID Summer School
2 - 9 July 2011
Treviso, Italy

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

The Lancet / ESCMID Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance
15 - 16 October 2011
Beijing, China

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

More ESCMID events

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