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5 April 2016
WEEKLY NEWS

Dear colleagues,

We thank all of you who joined us in Amsterdam to make ECCMID 2016 such an unforgettable event. As many as 11,640 people from 123 countries attended ECCMID with the top countries of provenance being the United Kingdom, Netherlands and United States.

Best regards, your ESCMID communications editors

 

How to access material from ECCMID 2016

You may read more about the highlights of the congress in the press releases on our website. Video clips featuring interviews with delegates, including keynote speakers, session chairs and young reporters on the scientific highlights may also be found on the society’s ECCMID 2016 Youtube channel. Abstracts, presentations and webcasts from this year’s ECCMID are freely available on ECCMID Live until the end of August. ECCMID material is currently being curated to be included in the ESCMID eLibrary, which also hosts material from other ESCMID events.

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EMA to review vancomycin to assess whether to change use

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has started a review of medicines containing the antibiotic vancomycin as part of its strategy to update product information of older antibacterial agents in the context of the fight against antimicrobial resistance. Because of a growing problem of infections that are resistant to multiple antibiotics including vancomycin, it is considered of high relevance that the way this antibiotic is used in treating infections is re-assessed and that the product information for vancomycin-containing products is updated in light of available data.
EMA will now review all available information on the benefits and risks of vancomycin and will consider whether any changes to its approved uses are required. You may read more on this topic on EMA’s website.

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Summer School 2016: register at early bird fee until 29 April

This year's edition covers a broad range of topics in clinical microbiology and infectious diseases and will interest young MDs at the end of their specialty training as well as biologists, pharmacists, PhD students and postdoctoral fellows working in the infection field.

Register until 29 April and save: EUR 650 for ESCMID members, EUR 800 for non-members.

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