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7 June 2016

Dear colleagues,

You may be interested to read an article about antibiotic resistance in Pharma Times mentioning the ECCMID pipeline corner or another ECCMID report in the Clinical Services Journal (login required).

ESCMID members can now access the minutes and the presentation of the Assembly of members, which took place at ECCMID 2016.

You may still apply until 24 June for one of the 15 PhD positions offered at the European Sepsis Academy.

Best regards, your ESCMID communications editors


Grant deadline for advanced course on antibiotics is 25 June

The course Advanced Course on Antibiotics (AdCAb), organized by Institut Pasteur and Fondation Mérieux, takes place from 10 – 21 October in Annecy, France. The course will offer participants training on cutting-edge approaches and technologies for the determination of antibacterial activity, detection of potential resistance mechanisms, antibiotic discovery, chemical optimization and usage that maximizes their utility and minimizes the development of resistance. ESCMID provides a number of attendance grants for ESCMID “young scientist members”, covering the registration fee. Please apply here before 25 June 2016.

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EMA draft on use of colistin in animals open for consultation

European Medicines Agency (EMA) published a draft for consultation updating advice on the use of colistin products in animals in the European Union, the development of colistin resistance and the possible impact on human and animal health. The consultation ends 26 June 2016. To read more and comment please go to the EMA website.

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Abstract submission for IMED in Vienna open until 1 July

Abstract submission is now open for the International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance 2016, which takes place in Vienna, Austria from 4 – 7 November. ESCMID is one of the participating organizations at IMED, which is organized by the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID). IMED 2016 will bring leading scientists, clinicians and policy makers to Vienna to present breakthroughs and discuss how to discover, detect, understand, prevent and respond to outbreaks of emerging pathogens.

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