ESCMID newsletter

March 2013

Dear Colleague,
The countdown to ECCMID 2013 in Berlin is now at 31 days and everything will be ready and waiting for you. Don't miss the Congress and all that goes with it such as networking opportunities, great science and fun! With spring being one of our most active times, the Society also offers a number of courses and conference on specialty topics as well as professional development opportunities. See our job adverts this month - there are three openings in Belgium.

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ESCMID events

How major scourges of the past still affect mankind

On 23 April 2013 the 6th annual St. George's Day will be celebrated in Verona. Speakers from ECDC and WHO will be present. The conference is free-of-charge and no registration is necessary. Join us!

ESCMID Vaccine Conference, Prague - material online!

Leading experts and key organisations discussed this multi-faceted and complex issue in Prague. The presentations and a photo gallery are already available and webcasts will be online soon!

Course on infections after solid organ transplants

This course in Madrid from 24-25 May 2013 is organised by the compromised hosts Study Group. Lectures, clinical cases and meet-the-expert meetings will round out this event. Register by 5 April to secure your place!

Especially for young professionals - ESCMID Summer School!

Gain valuable knowledge in CM and ID - meet experts - network with and learn from colleagues from all over the world! This ever-popular event is in Vravrona, Greece, from 6 – 13 July 2013. Registration and grant applications are accepted until 10 May 2013.

New! Eposters at ECCMID 2013, Berlin

For the first time interactive e-Poster sessions will be offered on various hot topics. In total we will have 12 interactive sessions. Each ePoster session will be visible the full day of the presentation on four ePoster terminals. Authors will be at the ePoster terminal during the session. More information is available on the ECCMID website.

31 days until ECCMID 2013 in Berlin

You can still register online for ECCMID 2013. For the spontaneous - on-site registration is also possible for one day or for the entire congress.

TAE Trainees Day session at ECCMID 2013

On 27 April 2013 at the ECCMID Berlin, the 3rd edition will offer participants a highly interactive session for trainees in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. All ESCMID members in training are strongly advised not to miss this excellent educational event. Senior members of ESCMID should tell their trainees to attend.


The Society

ESCMID's president Gunnar Kahlmeter
Antibiotics - the urological time bomb!

Gunnar Kahlmeter, ESCMID President, answered questions from the European Association of Urology during their annual congress. He was part of the faculty and lectured on the hot topic 'Antibiotics - the urological time bomb'. Watch out!

Assembly of Members 2013 - join us!

The invitation and agenda for the upcoming Assembly of Members is now available. On Monday 29 April 2013 from 18:15-19.45 important topics will be presented and decisions made. The Executive Committee invites you to attend and get involved. To attend you need to be an ESCMID member!



Purchase European Manual of Microbiology 2012 at ECCMID

Fifty-two chapters prepared by over 100 authors and editors have recently been published in hardcover. This popular book launched at the ECCMID 2012 covers the main areas of microbiology.

CMI –March themed section

It is about time physicians and clinical microbiologists in infectious diseases investigated the aetiology of obesity, Editorial: D Raoult
: Gut bacterial microbiota and obesity, M Million, J-C Lagier, D Yahav, M Paul; Microbes and obesity - interrelationship between infection, adipose tissue and the immune system, V Hegde, NV Dhurandhar; Overview of differences between microbial feed additives and probiotics for food regarding regulation, growth promotion effects and health properties and consequences for extrapolation of farm animal results to humans, M Bernardeau, JP Vernoux; Obesity, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and atherothrombosis: a role for the intestinal microbiota?, M Knaapen, RS Kootte, EG Zoetendal, WM de Vos, GM Dallinga-Thie, M Levi, ES Stroes, M Nieuwdorp; Gut microbiota and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: new insights, J Aron-Wisnewsky, B Gaborit, A Dutour, K Clement


Open positions

Three new open positions at University of Antwerp, Belgium

  • Research Fellow of Medical Microbiology
  • Clinical or Medical Microbiologist
  • Medical Technologist


Best regards,
Your ESCMID Communications Editors


What's up at ESCMID

23 April 2013
Verona, Italy
ESCMID Conference
6th International Day for Fighting Infection

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

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 Course
Intracellular Bacteria: From Biology to Clinic

2 - 4 September 2013
Izmir, Turkey

ESCMID Postgraduate Course
Meningitis Update 2013

9 - 12 September 2013
Santander, Spain
ESCMID Postgraduate Technical Workshop
Bioinformatic Tools in Clinical Microbiology

29 September – 3 October 2013
Bertinoro, Italy
ESCMID Postgraduate Course
Infectious Diseases in Pregnant Woman Fetus and Newborn

More ESCMID events

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