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Weekly News
24 August 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 Education Subcommittee

ESCMID is pleased to announce an open call for new members for the Education Subcommittee. This committee advises and provides guidance to the society, developing the medical education programme.


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


The deadline to apply is September 20, 2021.

Online Education Course: Overcoming future pandemics

Join an expert faculty from across the globe as they discuss global perspectives from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the increasing roll of new technologies in pandemic response in the 21st century. Sign up for this course and others on the ESCMID Online Courses website.

ESCMID Executive Committee Elections: Nominate now!

At the end of 2021, elections will be held among the membership to fill three (out of eight) positions in the ESCMID Executive Committee, one representing clinical microbiology and two for infectious diseases.

ESCMID encourages you to propose candidates by 31 August 2021 on the ESCMID website.

IDWeek Presents: 24 Hours of COVID -19 - Chasing the Sun

ESCMID is very proud to participate in the IDWeek event Chasing the Sun: COVID-19, Beyond the Horizon. This global event will begin on Wednesday, September 29 and conclude on Thursday, Sept. 30 2021. The event is available free of charge with the generous financial support from the CDC and the IDSA...

ESCMID Individual Research Grants 2022: apply now!

The application period for ESCMID Research Grants 2022 is only open for two more weeks! The deadline to submit is 10 September 2021. For this call, only projects dealing with Bacterial Infections & Diseases will be accepted. For more information click here and please also see the Research Grants FAQ...

Indeterminate HIV PCR results within South Africa’s early infant diagnosis programme

This study explores trends within SA’s EID programme and variables associated with HIV-positive and negative status on follow-up testing among patients with an indeterminate HIV PCR result. The authors' results suggest a considerable burden of missed diagnostic opportunities.