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Weekly News
21 September 2021

Dear colleagues,

Please find below the latest edition of ESCMID Weekly News.

With kind regards,
ESCMID Executive Office.

Open call to join the ESCMID Scientific Affairs Subcommittee

ESCMID is pleased to announce an open call for a member to join the Scientific Affairs Subcommittee within the theme of Epidemiology, Public Health and Vaccinology. This committee advises and provides guidance to the society, on strategic matters and members are expected to be experts in their fields.


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


The deadline to apply is October 20, 2021.

The ESCMID Awards nomination will close in three weeks!

You are still able to nominate your outstanding colleagues for the ESCMID Awards, including the Excellence, Young Investigator and Outstanding Trainee awards.

The call for 2022 ESCMID Awards will close on 12 October 2021, 17:00 CEST.

Apply for an ESCMID Mentorship!

Did you know that you can apply all year around for an ESCMID Mentorship if you are an ESCMID Full Member or Young Scientist Member? Mentorships are one of the long term programmes to support our ESCMID members. Find more information at the link below and apply today!

ESCMID Online Education Courses: sign up today!

Be sure to secure your place in the exciting ESCMID online education courses coming up in the coming months. Don’t miss highlights such as ‘Infections in the elderly - from bench to (beyond) bed’, taking place from 14-15 October 2021.

17th International Dengue Course – Havana, Cuba

The 17th International Dengue Course and other Arbovirus (in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic) is taking place online from 27 September until 1 October 2021. The online course is being hosted by Cuban Society of Microbiology and Parasitology. Find out more and register on the course website.

Screening algorithm for the rapid identification of SARS-CoV-2 variants

The study evaluates a testing algorithm that includes PCR-based targeted Single Nucleotide Polymorphism detection assays preceded by a multiplex PCR. The algorithm seems to be a quick and robust add-on to WGS for mapping SARS-CoV-2 variants that can be easily tailored demonstrating its flexibility.