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30 April 2019
WEEKLY NEWS

Dear colleagues,

Please find below the latest edition of ESCMID Weekly News.

With kind regards,

ESCMID Executive Office.

 

Apply now for one of 50 ESCMID Funded Observerships

Only one week is left to apply! We hope you take this opportunity to apply for one of the 50 observerships until 7. May 2019, 12:00 (CET) by using this link. There you will also find more information and instructions on how to start the application process. In case of questions, please contact: observership@escmid.org.

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IMMEM XII – Registrations, Abstract and Grant Applications open

Grant applications are now being accepted for the 12th International Meeting on Microbial Epidemiological Markers (IMMEM XII), to be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia from 18-21 September 2019. Abstracts are also being accepted for poster and oral presentations – visit the conference website for more information! – The deadline for Grants and Abstracts is 5 May 2019.

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ECCMID Live – Catch up on what you missed in Amsterdam!

Couldn’t catch every session at ECCMID 2019? Webcasts, Slidesets and ePoster presentations are available online at www.eccmidlive.org Browse by session type, author or keywords!

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Join the Good Clinical Practice Training Scandinavia & Baltics

Are you a clinical or laboratory investigator working in Scandinavia or the Baltic states? On 20-21 May COMBACTE (Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance in Europe) in collaboration with EFGCP (European Forum for Good Clinical Practice) offers a free 2-day Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training in Riga, Latvia for clinical research staff. This is a great practical way to refresh your knowledge about GCP through interactive plenary sessions with our GCP experts from EFGCP and University Medical Center Utrecht. You will be able to network with our experts, and fellow investigators from your area by sharing knowledge and experience with each other.You get the chance to learn more about COMBACTE’s unique clinical research network in Europe.

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CMI Highlight: High-throughput sequencing for the aetiologic identification of viral encephalitis, meningoencephalitis, and meningitis

In this article, Tartari et al. discuss the appropriateness of the WHO Hand Hygiene self-assessment Framework.

This year, the World Health Organization is launching a global survey with self-assessment tools in Infection Prevention and Control and Hand Hygiene. Despite evidence for the effectiveness of hand-hygiene, HCWs’ compliance is unacceptably low. It is important to understand the relevance of these tools and their value to institutions and health systems.

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GARDP announces partnership with Calibr, HZI/HIPS and the University of Queensland in search for new antibiotics

The Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP) is partnering with Calibr, the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI), in particular its location Helmholtz-Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS), and the University of Queensland’s (UQ) Community for Open Antimicrobial Drug Discovery (CO-ADD) in its efforts to develop and ensure new antibiotics are globally available to all patients who need them. The agreement allows GARDP to access and test Calibr’s ReFRAME compound library and HIPS natural products library. Both libraries will be screened by CO-ADD to discover novel compounds or combinations of drugs that will kill the priority pathogens identified by the WHO in critical need for research and development of new antibiotics.

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