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10 May 2016

Dear colleagues,

ESCMID has three new collaborative centres: the Infectious Disease Department at the Robert Reid Cabral Children´s Hospital in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; the Infectious Diseases Unit at the Necker Hospital in Paris, France; and the Virology Unit at the Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute  in Delhi, India.

Best regards, your ESCMID communications editors


ESGEM group publishes landmark paper on molecular epidemiology

The ESCMID Study Group for Epidemiological Markers ESGEM published last week what it believes will be a landmark paper about molecular epidemiology and the future of pathogen surveillance in Europe.

The study provides a road map for the integration of whole-genome sequencing (WGS) data into routine pathogen surveillance. The authors emphasize the importance of large-scale routine surveys to provide the population context for more targeted or localized investigation and the development of open-access bioinformatic tools to provide the means to combine and compare independently generated data with publicly available data sets.

Read the paper Whole-Genome Sequencing for Routine Pathogen Surveillance in Public Health: a Population Snapshot of Invasive Staphylococcus aureus in Europe in the American Society for Microbiology’s journal mBio under this link.

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Register for individualized medicines course in Tübingen by 20 May

The postgraduate education course Individualized Medicine in Infectious Diseases: a Practical Approach will take place in Tübingen, Germany, from 3 – 4 June 2016. Participants will learn about clinical implications of pharmacokinetics, microbiota, variations in epidemiology and regional perceptions regarding antimicrobial use. They will also be taught how to best identify tools for individualized diagnostics and therapy and explore biases and ethical dilemmas in decision making. The course targets microbiologists, clinical infectious disease specialists and other healthcare professionals with interest in individualized medicine in infectious diseases.

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You may still get your CMI credits for ECCMID and check out the congress material

If you have not received your CME credits for attending ECCMID, you may do so by logging into your account on eccmidlive.org. The credits are available until the end of July. ECCMID webcasts, presentations, posters and abstracts will still be available on the same webpage until the end of August. After that all material will only be accessible in the ESCMID eLibrary.  

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