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27 June 2017

Dear colleagues,

The European Court of Justice opened the door Wednesday for a vaccine maker to be held liable for potential side effects of a vaccine. The ECJ ruled that complications from a vaccine are the most plausible explanation for the occurrence of multiple sclerosis in a man in France who later died from MS.

Samina Ahmed has started as Professional Affairs Manager at the ESCMID Executive Office in Basel. From mid-July, Samina will officially take over from Dianne White who is leaving after 15 years at the society. Samina previously worked in a similar function for AOSpine.

Registration is open for ESCMID’s vaccines conference, which takes place from 8 – 10 September 2017 in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Share and discuss your research with colleagues from around the world. Abstracts can be submitted from 6 June to 23 July 2017.  Please download the template and submit it by email. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The ESCMID Emerging Infections Task Force has a new entry on the cholera outbreak in Yemen on its outbreak news site.

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