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30 August 2016

Dear colleagues,

ESCMID has a job opening at its office in Basel for a Publications & Guidelines Manager.

Best regards, your ESCMID communications editors


Abstract submission for ECCMID 2017 is open now!

Until 30 November you will be able to submit your abstracts for ECCMID 2017 in Vienna. If you have questions on the process, you may consult the abstract guidelines, abstract topics or check out the tutorial video on how to submit an abstract for ECCMID. You also have time until the end of November to apply for a travel grant to attend ECCMID.

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Register now for the ESCMID/ASM drug development conference

The ESCMID/ASM Conference on Drug Development to Meet the Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance will be held in Vienna, Austria, from 21 – 23 September. In addition to the conventional plenaries and symposia there will be an interactive one-hour session with a panel of world experts on drug discovery, drug development, pharmacodynamics and resistance development. They will respond to questions submitted by the participants.

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CMI highlight: effects of amoxicillin on oral microflora & resistance

Researchers at the Department of Dental Medicine at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden investigated the effects a single dose of the antibiotic amoxicillin as prophylaxis has on the normal oral microflora. Six of the 29 healthy volunteers already carried resistant viridans streptococci in the saliva before receiving 2g of amoxicillin. Amoxicillin reduced the streptococci, while the proportion of those with reduced susceptibility increased significantly on days 2 and 5. The researchers conclude that a single dose of amoxicillin can cause an ecological disturbance and induce selection of resistant strains in the oral microflora.

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Call for candidates for the 2016 TAE election is open!

In 2017 the term of three TAE Steering Committee (TAE SC) members will end. In the autumn an election will take place to fill the resulting vacancies, one (1) in clinical microbiology (CM) and two (2) in infectious diseases (ID) for a three-year term. The call for candidates is open until Monday, 19 September 2016, 12.00 noon CET. Any ESCMID member who has not previously been a member of the TAE Steering Committee, who is 35 years old or younger and still in training may apply.

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