ESCMID newsletter

October 2011

Dear Colleague,
the October ESCMID Newsletter issue presents the ECCMID 2012 website and scientific programme, very interesting educational initiatives and postgraduate courses, international conferences and World ID/CM news. Also, special highlights on the APUA Award 2012 won by ESCMID and the article answering the outstanding question on malaria extracted by our journal CMI. To the right, all upcoming conferences, postgraduate courses and special ESCMID events.

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Chicago, 18 September 2011
ESCMID wins the APUA award 2011

The Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics APUA president, Stuart B. Levy has personally awarded ESCMID
and its president, Prof. Giuseppe Cornaglia, the 2011 Apua Leadership Award for providing outstanding leadership
in the promotion of antibiotic resistance through
the establishment of expert Study Groups, new partnerships, scientific projects and surveillance programmes.

Read the article and download the ESCMID press release
on APUA Award 2011.


22nd ECCMID - Event of the year 2012

ECCMID 2012 website and scientific programme are online

ESCMID presents the ECCMID 2012 website showing all information about the event and its scientific programme.
Don't pass up the chance to submit your abstract,
the submission deadline is on 14 November 2011.

Under 40 years and have already submitted an abstract?
Apply for an ECCMID travel grant.


Special events

24 - 26 October 2011, Venice - Italy
Is classical microbiology dead? Find the answer at ESCMID

CM/ID diagnosis specialists and leading experts are
gathering together at the Conference on Diagnosing Infectious Diseases: Future and Innovation.
Get the answers to all open questions for the future
in diagnosing.

Sign up now for this one-time conference.
Check out the conference programme, the venue
and the registration fee.

17 - 18 November 2011, Istanbul
ESCMID focuses on infections in immunocompromised hosts

Join the debate and get updates about options in therapy, diagnosis, treatments, and European guidelines concerning disciplines dealing with immunocompromised patients at the ESCMID Conference on Infections in Immunocompromised Hosts in collaboration with the ESCMID Study Group
for Infections in Compromised Hosts ESGICH.

Register now! A special registration rate is available
for ESCMID members.
Read through the programme and find out the conference venue and what organisations endorse the conference.

What's new in ESCMID CM/ID ESCMID educational activities

Continuous education is a must for ID/CM professionals.
Register for ECCMID 2012 and choose from a variety
of educational workshops taking place in London in March
and April 2012. For younger clinicians and scientists ESCMID also offers a Trainee Day at ECCMID 2012. Later in the year
the 11th ESCMID Summer School in Innsbruck, Austria,
21-27 July 2012: save the date!

You can either download the ESCMID Events Flyer
or check out the online calendar.


Highlights from the Society's journal - CMI

Are we losing the fight against malaria one more time?

The CMI latest hot topic in ID is malaria including the efforts
on disease surveillance, development and distribution of highly effective drugs against malaria, preventive treatments,
improved diagnostics, targeted case management
and vaccine development. 

Find out about the big achievements reached through intervention coverage of wide populations and global death reduction; what's new in antibiotic resistance and incidence rate as well as the alarming findings related to insecticides, child mortality and immunity acquisition and the growing demand
of supplemented surveillance.


Profession & career

Online application for 2012 awards open!

Nominate a brilliant professional among your colleagues
for the Excellence Award or the Young Investigator Awards
at ESCMID. Trainees in CM and/or ID may apply for a TAE Excellence Training Award. Research grants of up to EUR 20'000 are also available for the best projects.

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


World news

Contagion playbill
Contagion playbill
USA, 9 September 2011
Contagion - the movie for disease geeks

A few days before the two anniversaries, September 11
- terrorist attack at the World Trade Center - and October 4 -
first victim of anthrax bioterrorist attacks - the movie Contagion plays in American cinemas and then over all the world showing that a pandemic could be reality and implying the need
for preparedness.

Read the article.

Best regards,
Your ESCMID Communications Editors


What's up at ESCMID

5 - 7 October 2011
Santander, Spain

ESCMID Postgraduate course
Quinolones: from Bench to Bedside,

27 - 28 October 2011
Kayseri, Turkey

ESCMID Postgraduate course
Infection Control in Developing Countries: Problems and Solutions

24 - 26 October 2011
Venice, Italy

ESCMID Conference
Diagnosing Infectious Diseases: Future and Innovation

17 - 18 November 2011
Istanbul, Turkey

ESCMID Conference
Infections in Immunocompromised Hosts

1 - 2 December 2011
Athens, Greece

ESCMID Postgraduate course
Carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative Microorganisms: Detection, Epidemiology and Therapeutic Challanges

13 - 14 January 2012
Sitges, Spain

ESCMID Postgraduate course
Innovation in Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI)

10 - 11 February 2012
Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates

ESCMID Postgraduate course
Update on Antibiotic Resistance - from Laboratory to Clinical Practice

2 - 3 March 2012
Athens, Greece

ESCMID Postgraduate course
Problems in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Invasive Fungal Infections: Recent Advances in Their Management

19 - 21 March 2012
Marseille, France

ESCMID Postgraduate Course
Preparedness for Emerging Infectious Threats: Avoiding Outbreaks in Europe

29 - 31 March 2012
London, UK

ESCMID Postgraduate course
Antimicrobial Stewardship: Measuring, Auditing and Improving, ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course

31 March - 3 April 2012
London, UK

ESCMID Event of the year 2012

21 - 28 July 2012
Innsbruck, Austria

ESCMID Summer School
11th ESCMID Summer School

27 - 30 April 2013
Berlin, Germany

Event of the year 2013

More ESCMID events

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