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27 September 2016

Dear colleagues,

The member states of the United Nations on 21 September endorsed a political declaration on antimicrobial resistance. ESCMID President-elect Jesús Rodríguez Baño comments on the complex problem on Deutsche Welle television.

Best regards, your ESCMID communications editors


The deadline to apply for a research grant closes in two weeks

Applications for next year’s ESCMID research grants are being accepted until 13 October 2016 at 12:00 noon CET. For the 2017 grants we only accept proposals for projects on fungal/viral/parasitic infections and diseases (including diagnostics, pathogenesis, susceptibility, resistance, stewardship and vaccines). This focus increases the chances of the individual projects. In addition to the regular grants of EUR 20,000, ESCMID has reserved up to EUR 50,000 each for two excellently rated projects.

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CMI highlight: Discrepancies when GPs recommend vaccinations

Researchers in France investigated if general practitioners’ vaccination recommendations for their patients differ from their practices for their own children. The study showed that most reported that their own children were vaccinated, but that they did not always recommend the same vaccines to their patients. Nearly half, for example, reported that their children were vaccinated against hepatitis B but that they did not always recommend that vaccine to patients. Discrepancies were also observed with vaccines against measles-mumps-rubella, meningococcal bacteria and human papillomavirus. The researchers suggest that the reasons behind these discrepancies, including vaccine hesitancy, should be investigated.

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Médecins Sans Frontières has opening for a laboratory quality manager in Jordan

Médecins Sans Frontières, an international humanitarian medical organization established in 1971, is looking for a laboratory quality manager to manage a microbiology laboratory at the Surgical Reconstructive Hospital “Al Mowasah” in Amman, Jordan.

The ideal candidate holds an essential laboratory technician diploma and is specialized or trained in tropical diseases and microbiology laboratory analysis with a focus on bacteriology.

Kindly send your application (motivation letter & resume) until 15 October 2016 via MSF's recruitment page.

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ESCMID observership programme gallery is online now

We will be adding photographs from members who have taken part in the ESCMID observership programme. The pictures illustrate the range of different experiences our observers make during their visits at the society’s collaborative centres. Share your best pictures with colleagues across the world!

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