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18 May 2021

Dear colleagues,

Please find below the latest edition of ESCMID Weekly News.

With kind regards,
ESCMID Executive Office.


Pre-ECCMID Day on Diagnostic Developments

Don’t miss the next Pre-ECCMID Day, which is taking place tomorrow, 19 May 2021 from 08:15 CEST.

The programme is available on the ECCMID website. Access to the Pre-ECCMID days is included in your full ECCMID registration.

Visit the ECCMID website for more information and to register if you haven’t already.  

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ESCMID Online Postgraduate Education Courses – Last chance to register!

Don’t miss your chance to register for the upcoming ESCMID Online Postgraduate Education Courses starting next week.

Parasitology Workshop (25 – 26 May 2021)

Antimicrobial stewardship beyond the COVID-19 pandemic (a case based approach) (26-28 May 2021)

You can register for these courses, and many others, on the ESCMID Online Courses website.

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ESCMID Vlogs: New thoughts from the community!

Be sure to check out the new ESCMID Vlogs, with new videos being added every week!

Recently added are thoughts from ESCMID Past President Jesús Rodríguez-Baño, as well as TAE Steering Committee member Sarah Delliere.

Visit the Vlog playlist on the ESCMID YouTube Channel to watch these vlogs and many others!

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ESCMID Professional Affairs Webinar: Catch the replay!

Did you miss the ESCMID Professional Affairs Webinar ‘Clinical microbiologists and infectious diseases specialists during the turmoil of the COVID-19 pandemic’ that took place last Wednesday, 12 May 2021? 

You can catch the replay of the entire online event on the ESCMID YouTube channel.

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ISPPD society launch and virtual webinar on Pneumococcus and COVID-19

The International Society of Pneumonia and Pneumococcal Diseases (ISPPD) is officially launching as a society, and will do so with a virtual webinar organised in conjunction with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 

The launch of the new ISPPD Society & Virtual Webinar on Pneumococcus & COVID-19 will take place on 30 June 2021 between 14:00-17:00 BST (15:00-18:00 CEST). The meeting will then be repeated on 1 July 2021 between 07:00-10:00 BST (08:00-11:00 CEST).

Find out more in the invitation letter and review the programme of the webinar here.

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CMI highlight: SARS-COV-2 antibody dynamics and B-cell memory response over-time in COVID-19 convalescent subjects

Worldwide spread of COVID-19 disease highlights the need for assessment of long-term humoral immunity in convalescent subjects. The aim of this study was to evaluate long-term IgG SARS-CoV-2 antibody response and B-cell memory response in COVID-19 convalescent subjects.

Blood samples were collected from a cohort of subjects recovering from COVID-19 disease and from healthy subjects that donated blood. 

The majority of COVID-19 convalescent subjects develop IgG SARS-COV-2 antibody response that prevails a protective level over a period of up to 9-months regardless of age, gender, major blood types or clinical symptomatology.

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