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Weekly News
29 June 2021

Dear colleagues,

Please find below the latest edition of ESCMID Weekly News.

With kind regards,
ESCMID Executive Office.

 
Pre-ECCMID Day on Antimicrobial Resistance – Don’t miss out!

The 5th and final Pre-ECCMID Day is happening tomorrow, 30 June 2021. See the great programme and register on the ECCMID Website
Access to all of the content of the Pre-ECCMID Days are included in your full ECCMID registration.

 
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ESCMID Online Education Course: Invasive fungal infections in critically ill patients

Registrations are now open for the ESCMID live Online Education Course ‘Invasive fungal in critically ill patients’, which will take place from 22-23 November, 2021. 
Find out more in the Course flyer and register on the courses website.

ESCMID Mobile App – ESCMID and ECCMID in your pocket

The ESCMID Mobile App is now in the Apple and Google Play stores! Have important information about the society, as well as the entire ECCMID scientific programme, at your fingertips!
Search ‘ESCMID’ in your mobile app store!

ESCMID Research Grants 2022: apply now!

The application period for ESCMID Research Grants 2022 is open and the deadline for submitting your applications is 10 September 2021. For this call, only projects dealing with Bacterial Infections & Diseases (incl. diagnostics, pathogenesis, antibacterial susceptibility & resistance, antibacterial stewardship, vaccines) will be accepted. For further information click here and please also see the Research Grants FAQ.

ESCMID Study Group Research Grants 2021: apply now!

Also in 2021, ESCMID will support Study Group research projects in the fields of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases. The call to apply for the ESCMID Study Group Research Grants is officially opened and the deadline for submitting your applications is 23 July 2021, 17:00 CEST.

One week left: ‘Treatment guidance document for Clostridioides difficile infection in adults draft manuscript

If you wish participate to the Public Consultation Phase, please write to guidancedocuments@escmid.org indicating your ESCMID membership number.

You will receive the confidential manuscript, along with the comments form for listing feedback and the together with the template to register their comments and the AGREE GLOBAL RATING SCALE form to be completed (More information about the AGREE II tool can be found here).

The deadline to provide feedback and comments is 5 July 2021.

ISAAR 2021 call for abstracts closes July 3rd

The 13th International Symposium on Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance (ISAAR 2021, September 9-10) has an open call for abstracts that closes soon on 3 July!

ISAAR 2021 under the theme of “Navigating Uncharted Waters: Antimicrobial Resistance in the Era of Pandemic”, explores antimicrobial resistance and its treatment, development of new antimicrobial agents and vaccines as well as COVID-19 and other emerging infectious diseases.

Submit your research now on the ISAAR 2021 website.

CMI highlight: Detection of azole resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus complex isolates using MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry

The main goal of this study was to accurately detect azole resistance in species of the Aspergillus fumigatus complex by MALDI-TOF MS.
Correct discrimination of A. fumigatus sensu stricto from cryptic species was accomplished in 100% of the cases applying Principal Component Analysis (PCA) to protein spectra generated by MALDI-TOF MS. Furthermore, a specific peak (4,586 m/z) was found to only be present in cryptic species. The application of Partial Least Squares Discriminant Analysis allowed 98.43% (0.038) discrimination between susceptible and azole-resistant A. fumigatus sensu stricto isolates.