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13 April 2021

Dear colleagues,

Please find below the latest edition of ESCMID Weekly News.

With kind regards,
ESCMID Executive Office.


ECCMID Registration – Take advantage of the earlybird fee discounts!

Only a short time is left to take advantage of the ECCMID earlybird discounts!

Until 26 April 2021, the discounted earlybird fee will apply, so be sure to register today to lock in this great rate, which includes all 5 pre-ECCMID days.

Between the 5 pre-ECCMID days and the congress days in July, that is an incredible 9 days of live educational content for one registration fee!

Find out more and register for ECCMID the congress website.

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ESCMID online postgraduate courses now available for registration.

A wide variety of ESCMID online postgraduate courses are now available for registration.

Find the programme flyers and link for registration for courses on a range of topics from Parasitology to Paediatrics on the  ESCMID online courses website.

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Pre-ECCMID day on vaccines: one week to go!

The first of the pre-ECCMID days is only a week away!

Be sure to check out the programme for the pre-ECCMID day on Vaccines on the ECCMID website.

Don’t forget that all of the pre-ECCMID days are included free in your ECCMID registration, don’t miss out on this great opportunity! 

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New ESCMID Vlogs

Have you watched any of the ESCMID Vlogs yet?

Listen to the thoughts of members of the ESCMID community as they give their thoughts on the current state of the ID/CM community, COVID-19 and ECCMID. 

A new Vlog has been published featuring ESCMID Treasurer Alex Friedrich sharing his thoughts looking forward to ECCMID 2021 in July.

More Vlogs are still to come on the ESCMID YouTube Channel.

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Via EITaF: Eskild Petersen interviewed by BBC World News

ESCMID Emerging Infections Task Force (EITaF) chair, Prof. Eskild Petersen, was interviewed by the BBC World News on 8 April, 2021 on the current COVID-19 vaccine rollout, reported adverse effects of the AstraZeneca, and issues with vaccine hesitancy. 

Watch the interview on the ESCMID YouTube channel.

Visit the EITaF Outbreak news page and sign up for EITaF news updates on your ESCMID profile.

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CMI highlight: The role of antibody indexes in clinical virology

Serological techniques are an essential part of the diagnostic tools used in clinical virology. Among these techniques, antibody indexes are not novel, but do require specific expertise. Their niche has expanded substantially in recent years due to increasing evidence of their performance to diagnose viral infections.

This narrative review describes the background and clinical applications of antibody indexes. The first objective is to provide an overview of the theoretical background, insights for implementation, limitations and pitfalls. The second objective is to review the available evidence for the diagnostic performance, with a specific focus on viral encephalitis and uveitis.

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