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15 March 2016
WEEKLY NEWS

Dear colleagues,

If you plan to go to ECCMID and are 40 years old or under you still have time until 28 March to register for the TAE Trainees Day, which takes place on Saturday, 9 April, 13:00 - 16:45 at ECCMID. The round-table sessions are a perfect opportunity for junior specialists to discuss career plans and forge links with more-senior experts.

Best regards, your ESCMID communications editors

 

Record number of late-breaking abstracts submitted for ECCMID

We received a record number of 340 submissions of late-breaking abstracts for presentations at ECCMID. For the first time the programme committee offered two special topics: emerging colistin resistance (44) and refugee health (25) in addition to abstracts on other topics (271).

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ESCMID meets with Médecins Sans Frontières to develop closer ties

In March 2016, executives of ESCMID, the European Committee for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST) and the European Committee for Infection Control (EUCIC) met with two MSF representatives to explore options to develop closer ties. Possible areas for cooperation include an exchange of observership programmes, the creation of a task force for emerging diseases, a study group in low-resource settings or the organization of joint conferences. ESCMID is looking forward to a fruitful collaboration!

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University of Birmingham has job openings in AMR

The Institute of Microbiology and Infection (IMI) at the University of Birmingham has a number of antimicrobials and antimicrobial resistance posts available, ranging from lecturer to chair level.  The closing date for applications to the vacancies is 10 April 2016.

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