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Weekly News
19 October 2021

Dear colleagues,

Please find below the latest edition of ESCMID Weekly News.

With kind regards,
ESCMID Executive Office.

The call to join the ESCMID Scientific Affairs Subcommittee is closing tomorrow!

Only one day is left to apply to join the Scientific Affairs Subcommittee within the theme of Epidemiology, Public Health and Vaccinology. Apply now to join and take a leadership role in the scientific activities of ESCMID.

ESCMID members interested in applying can find the full call document here.

The deadline to apply is 20 October 2021

World Health Summit – 24-26 October 2021

Don’t miss the World Health Summit, which is free to join online! This event will take place from 24 – 26 October 2021. Find out more about the summit and the great programme on the event website. ESCMID is proud to be an academic partner of the World Health Summit.

GARDP Webinar: 21 October 2021, 17:30-18:30 CEST

Don’t miss the next GARDP live webinar, ‘Biofilms: What are they and why do we care?’, taking place next week. Join Mark Webber and Freya Harrison, who will be discussing biofilms and why they are important in addressing antimicrobial resistance.

Public Consultation Phase open for new ESCMID Guidelines

“ESCMID rapid guidelines for assessment and management of long COVID” is undergoing public consultation. Check here to participate. The deadline to provide feedback and comments is 8 November 2021.

Call to join the ESCMID Guidelines Subcommittee

ESCMID is selecting new members of the Guidelines Subcommittee. ESCMID members interested in joining the subcommittee can find the full call document here.

The deadline to apply is 1 November 2021.

Call to select a methodologist in medical guidelines development

ESCMID is currently seeking applications for an experienced methodologist for medical guidelines development. This position will be supporting the drafting groups of ESCMID guidelines in various aspects. Interested persons can learn more and apply by 15 November on the ESCMID website.

EMA update on COVID-19

On behalf of EMA, we would like to share with you communications on COVID-19 vaccines, including:

  • Safety updates of COVID-19 vaccines
  • Review of new vaccine

Application for marketing authorisation of new vaccines

Call for NEW ESCMID Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate 2022 – 2024 course proposals!

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

Diagnostic accuracy of POC tests in acute community-acquired respiratory infections

The study showed that physical examination and host biomarkers are not sufficiently reliable as stand-alone tests, lung ultrasound shows higher accuracy than Chest-X ray, rapid antigen-based diagnostic tests cannot be considered fully reliable and overall, and molecular tests were the most accurate.



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