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5 Jan 2016

Dear colleagues,

We hope you had a relaxing Holiday Season. Right before Christmas ESCMID and the European Respiratory Society (ERS) jointly sent out a press release on the publication of the world’s first guidelines for chronic fungal lung infections.

Best regards, your ESCMID communications editors


ESCMID’s journal CMI has a new Editor-in-Chief: Leonard Leibovici

After eight successful years, Didier Raoult will step down as Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Microbiology and Infection in April 2016. We thank Didier Raoult for his excellent and valuable work for the journal. Since he took the lead in 2008 the number of submitted original papers and reviews increased from 908 to 1,535 submissions in 2015, and the journal’s impact factor increased from below 3 to 5.768.

The new CMI editor and ex officio ESCMID EC member is Leonard Leibovici from the Rabin Medical Center in Tel Aviv, Israel. With Leonard Leibovici we have acquired an experienced editor. After serving on the the British Medical Journal‘s editorial board from 1999 to 2004 he was an editor (2005-2011) and a senior editor (2011 until now) with the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. He has been in charge of more than 1,700 articles, and in this capacity at JAC has taken an active part in shaping the journal. We welcome him and wish him all the best in his new position.

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Submit jour abstract for the IMMEMX XI in Portugal by 15 January

The 11th International Meeting on Microbial Epidemiological Markers (IMMEM XI) will be held from 9 – 12 March 2016 in Estoril, Portugal.

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The grant deadline for our workshop in Thessaloniki is 8 January

The postgraduate education course PREPAREing for (Re-)Emerging Arbovirus Infections in Europe is taking place in Thessaloniki, Greece, from 7-9 March 2016. The objective of the course is to improve the participants’ knowledge of identification and management of arbovirus infections and outbreaks at local and European levels. The course is part of PREPARE, a project aimed at strengthening European preparedness for (re-)emerging infectious disease outbreaks.

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