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22 March 2016

Dear colleagues,

ESCMID is exploring closer ties with the Infectious Diseases Group (IDG) of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC). You find information on EORTC’s education courses on the organization’s website.

Best regards, your ESCMID communications editors


Less than three weeks until ECCMID 2016 in Amsterdam

Check out the final programme of ECCMID 2016 in Amsterdam. Last week the authors of late-breaker abstracts have been notified. In total 60 additional abstracts will be presented in three dedicated oral late-breaker sessions, in one poster session and as ePoster viewing. Feel free to share your expectations and ideas for #ECCMID2016 on twitter and on Facebook

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FEMS, ESCMID fellows to receive additional grants

ESCMID and FEMS have a long-standing joint initiative to foster outstanding research in microbiology by young Europeans. Every year each organization selects one or two individuals among their research grantees or fellows to receive an additional grant from the other organization. We are pleased to announce that the ESCMID Executive Committee and the FEMS Council have selected as

•    ESCMID/FEMS Joint Research Fellow 2016:

     Juan Manuel Pericas, Barcelona, Spain

•    FEMS/ESCMID Joint Research Fellow 2016:

     Alexander Borodavka, Leeds, United Kingdom


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Grant deadline for technical IPC workshop is 30 March

The postgraduate course Infection Prevention and Control: Let's Get Practical! takes place from 29 May – 1 June in Groningen, Netherlands. You will have the opportunity to be taught face-to-face by top experts covering all major aspects of IPC in the hospital. With modern techniques invisible transmission of microbes will be made visible. Join us in Groningen and get your hands on real life infection prevention and control!

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