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Weekly News
28 December 2021

Dear colleagues,

In this final ESCMID newsletter of 2021, we would like to look back on the year that was, and some of the exciting events and developments that took place

With kind regards,
ESCMID Executive Office.

ECCMID goes online for the first time ever

With the COVID-19 pandemic making an onsite meeting in Vienna impossible, the 31st ECCMID took place completely online in July of 2021. We welcomed over 9,000 attendees from 136 countries to access ECCMID from wherever they were in the world. We look forward to combining online delivery with onsite components for the first ever hybrid delivery ECCMID 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal, as well as online!

ESCMID Online Education Courses 2021 – a full calendar!

In 2021, ESCMID Educational courses were primarily delivered in an online context, allowing participation from all across the world. Over 1600 participants took part across the 16 courses that were run during the year. We look forward to more online courses in 2022 and beyond.

ESCMID Summer School – glad to meet onsite again!

The 19th ESCMID Summer School successfully took place in Carcavelos, Portugal from 4-11 September 2021, with 48 young professionals coming together for the first onsite ESCMID event in over 18 months. The 20th ESCMID Summer School will take place in Rome, Italy from 2–9 July, 2022.

ESCMID observerships restart in 2021

During the pandemic, two calls for ESCMID funded observerships (Autumn 2020 and 2021) took place, with these visits starting to take place again once travel restrictions were lifted in some countries. The next call(s) for observerships will be announced in the ESCMID Newsletter during 2022.

ESCMID Guidelines – More than COVID-19!

Throughout 2021, ESCMID published and contributed to a variety of Medical Guidelines on a variety of topics, from COVID-19 to management of Clostridioides difficile infection. Find out more and browse the documents on the ESCMID Guidelines Website.