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28 February 2017

Dear colleagues,

ESCMID experts including Evelina Tacconelli, Gunnar Kahlmeter, Jan Kluytmans, CÚline Pulcini and Ursula Theuretzbacher, contributed to the Global priority list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria to guide research, discovery, and development of new antibiotics WHO published yesterday. Read ESCMID’s press release with comments by lead author and ESCMID Education Officer Evelina Tacconelli.

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ECCMID 2017 programme online; late-breaker deadline: 1 March

Check out our comprehensive scientific programme, which is online now.

Don’t forget that the deadline for the submission of late-breaking abstracts is 1 March at 23:59 CET.

If you want to join colleagues from around the world in Vienna from 22 – 25 April, you can still benefit from the regular registration fee until 2 March 2017.

The congress registration includes public transport in the city of Vienna from 21 – 25 April. We encourage you to use public transport as the city will also host the Vienna Marathon on the same weekend.

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Trainee association publishes survey, holds TAE Day at ECCMID

The Trainee Association of ESCMID (TAE) published a paper on a survey on work-life balance in the European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases. It showed that about one in five physicians working in medical microbiology and infectious diseases is suffering from burnout, bullying and poor work-life balance (press release).

The TAE is organizing its traditional TAE Trainees Day 2017 on Saturday, 22 April at ECCMID in Vienna. First, the winners of this year's TAE Awards for Training Achievements, Aleksandra Barac from the University of Belgrade and Paola Tatarelli from the University of Genoa, will be honoured. 

The TAE Awards ceremony is followed by the interactive round-table format, which offers younger professionals the chance to talk to experts in an informal setting. Check out the TAE’s clip on Facebook to see if you would like to participate.

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Interesting openings in infectious diseases at University Hospital in Nancy, France

The university hospital and Lorraine University in Nancy, France, have two job openings. The hospital is looking for a full professor of infectious diseases, who would head the medical activities, fulfill academic and teaching functions and advance research. The second position is for a less senior infectious diseases specialist with an academic profile who would start as senior registrar in infectious diseases, and make the first step towards an associate professorship.

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EPASG/ISAP conference on anti-infective PK/PD in Vienna on 21 April

The ESCMID PK/PD of Anti-Infectives Study Group together with the International Society of Anti-Infective Pharmacology are organizing the EPASG/ISAP conference on anti-infective pharmacogenetics and pharmacodynamics on 21 April 2017 in Vienna. The conference, which takes place right before ECCMID 2017, will bring together researchers and clinicians from various parts of the world to discuss pro and cons of current PK/PD strategies. Check out the programme. ESCMID provides a number of attendance grants for young scientist members. The grant covers the registration fee of EUR 130 and travel/accommodation costs of EUR 370 (up to a total grant value of EUR 500). Please apply here before 5 March 2017. Applicants will be informed about the outcome of their application by 12 March 2017.

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