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7 February 2017

Dear colleagues,

Check out our new ECC in Chile: Infectious Diseases Department, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

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ECCMID late-breaking abstracts from 15 February – 1 March 2017

The Programme Committee accepts late-breaking abstracts on all conference topics, but organizers particularly welcome submissions for two special tracks: One Health and rapid diagnostics. The abstracts must contain novel data, which only became available after the end of November when the regular submission deadline closed. More information may be found in the abstract guidelines. The submission is open from 15 February – 1 March 2017, 23:59 CET.

We have informed the abstract submitters about the sessions their presentations have been allocated to. When booking your stay in Vienna, please make sure you use our official website to book your hotels at the best rates.

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ESGCIP survey on nebulized antibiotics use in critically ill patients

The ESCMID study group for critically ill patients (ESGCIP) is conducting a survey to assess how the current use of nebulized antibiotics in mechanically ventilated patients compares with the results of a previous survey.

Two years ago the group had conducted the Survey of antimicrobial nebulization in mechanically ventilated patients (SANEME). Some results of this study have already been published.

We kindly ask you to participate in ESGCIP’s second survey (SANEME-2). The survey will take less than 10 min to complete. Thank you very much. We plan to present the preliminary results and a position paper at ECCMID 2017.

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ESCMID supports first international Zika conference in the U.S.

The First International Conference on Zika Virus takes place in Washington DC, USA from 22-25 February 2017. The scientific programme of this conference has been designed to provide an up-to-date panorama of the virus from a medical and geographical point of view. Participants are able to exchange the latest data with specialists and researchers from across the world. ESCMID offers its Young Scientist members grants to attend the conference in Washington DC. You will find more information about the attendance grants on the ESCMID website.

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Registration deadline for course in Muscat is 10 February

The course on hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) takes place from 24 – 25 March 2017 in Muscat, Oman. The workshop aims at reviewing existing knowledge, ongoing studies, identifying gaps and priorities for prevention and control of multidrug-resistant HAI in LMIC with a particular focus on Gram-negative bacteria and respiratory and bloodstream infections. After discussing the design of high-quality studies (including randomized controlled trials) to test agreed interventions, participants will continue discussions in their home institutions and become involved in developing further studies to advance knowledge and introduce interventions to reduce the burden of HAIs.

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