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2 Feb 2016
WEEKLY NEWS

Dear colleagues,

WHO has set up a global IPC unit to strengthen national and international infection prevention and control (IPC) capacity, to improve practices and change behaviour for safer high-quality patient care.

Best regards, your ESCMID communications editors

 

You may now register for ECCMID 2016 in Amsterdam

Please be aware that you cannot use the ID from the abstract submission to register for the congress. You may either sign up for ESCMID membership or become a registered user to register for ECCMID. Please register here

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Parity Commission launches blog “Leveling the field”

The Parity Commission was set up by ESCMID in 2010 to counter inequity among professionals in the fields of infectious diseases and clinical microbiology. At the end of January the commission launched a blog to offer a platform where participants may exchange information and testimonies with the overall goal of identifying strategies to counter inequity within all fields. In a first blog contribution published 27 January commission member Angela Huttner, ESCMID Advocate for Gender Balance, wrote about existing gender inequity in the profession. According to a survey the parity commission conducted a few years ago, men still have bigger pay checks and three times as many full professorships as women. Over the coming months other commission members will also write about other topics including geographic imbalance and minorities in the fields of infectious diseases and clinical microbiology. The parity commission invites you to contribute to the blog and actively share your thoughts and experiences.

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Grant deadline for technical workshop in Lyon is 8 February

The course Population Modelling and Dose Optimization with Pmetrics and BestDose: Antimicrobial Applications, ESCMID Postgraduate Technical Workshop will take place from 13 – 15 April in Lyon, France.  Important objectives of the course are to define PK structural models, to create datasets for population analysis and perform simulations for PK-PD analysis of antimicrobials in relevant software packages.

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