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3 January 2017

Dear colleagues,

Last chance to nominate a colleague for ESCMID’s trainee award! Nominations for the TAE Awards for Training Achievements 2017 will be accepted until 5 January 2017, 12.00 noon CET.

Season's greetings, your ESCMID communications editors


4 January is grant deadline for MALDI-TOF MS workshop in Basel

Mass spectrometry is significantly reducing time-to-identification of causing pathogens, and clinical microbiology is now moving beyond identification towards antibiotic resistance testing, direct specimen exploration and typing. Participants will learn about recent breakthroughs and current applications from leading scientists in the field of MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. Moreover, the course aims to create networks between clinical microbiologists, basic researchers and allied professions and build capacity facilitating the multiple applications in this multidisciplinary field across Europe. Young scientists may apply for an attendance grant until tomorrow, 4 January 2017. The registration deadline is 3 February 2017.

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CMI invites researchers to submit papers for its themed sections

ESCMID’s journal Clinical Microbiology and Infection is inviting authors to submit papers for the theme issues that are planned for September – December 2017. The topics of the theme issues are New antibiotics and issues surrounding their development, approval and access; Acquired resistance in fungi: how large is the problem?; Antibiotic stewardship; and Nutrition and infection. You may submit articles in any CMI format: original research as full articles or as research notes; narrative or systematic reviews; commentaries or letters to the editor.

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ESCMID’s Parity Commission seeks new member

The commission founded to review and improve the representation of minorities and gender is seeking an Advocate for Geographic Balance. The new officer’s term is for three years (2017-2019) with the possibility of extension by two years. In order to apply for the position please send a motivation letter (max 500 words) along with a short CV by 15 January 2017.

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