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Weekly News
07 December 2021

Dear colleagues,

Please find below the latest edition of ESCMID Weekly News.

With kind regards,
ESCMID Executive Office.

ESCMID Executive Committee elections – Closing next week!

The 2021 online election for the ESCMID Executive Committee is closing soon!

The voting closes on Monday, 13 December 2021 at 12:00 noon CET. Be sure that your membership is up to date to have your say in the society’s leadership.

32nd ECCMID Keynote Interview highlight

We are excited to highlight the fantastic ECCMID 2022 keynote interview ‘Advances in clinical antibacterial resistance research’ with Evelina Tacconelli (University of Verona, Italy). See this and other highlights in the online programme, and be sure to register at the earlybird rate!

ECCMID online escape room – can you solve the case?

Looking for a fun Infectious Diseases-related activity to do over the holiday period? The 2021 ECCMID Virtual Escape room is now available as an interactive online activity. Take part any time on the ECCMID Website, and look out for a new Escape room at ECCMID 2022!

Send in your proposals for the ESCMID Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate 2022 – 2024!

The European Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate Programme is a newly-planned educational programme in the field of AMS. European healthcare institutions interested in hosting course modules can find the relevant proposal information here. Submission deadline: 13 December 2021 at 23:59 CET

Estimating daily antibiotic harms: an umbrella review

The risks of prolonged antibiotic duration are often under­ap­preciated and so this systematic review sought to estimate the incremental daily risk of antibiotic-associated harms. The authors found that each additional day of antibiotic therapy is associated with measurable harm, particularly...