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8 March 2016

Dear colleagues,

The 11th International Meeting on Microbial Epidemiological Markers (IMMEM XI) on the understanding of disease transmission brought about by high-resolution molecular typing systems takes place from 9 – 12 March in Estoril, Portugal.

Best regards, your ESCMID communications editors


You may now register for the TAE Trainees Day at ECCMID

The registration for the TAE Trainees Day ends 28 March 2016. Young scientists attending ECCMID may sign up for the round-table sessions where they can discuss their career plans at the beginning of their professional lives. This is the perfect opportunity to forge links between more-senior experts and junior specialists.

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New collaborative centre for observerships in Panama

The Complejo Hospitalario Metropolitano is the latest addition to ESCMID’s list of collaborative centres offering observerships across the globe. The hospital’s Department of Clinical Microbiology and Department of Infectious Diseases, located in Panama City, is specialized in clinical microbiology (bacteriology, mycology, mycobacteriology) as well as infectious diseases, especially HIV, TB, histoplasmosis and invasive fungal infections.

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The grant deadline for forensics course in Leuven is 18 March

The postgraduate workshop Application of Molecular Diagnostics in Forensic Microbiology takes place from 2 – 3 June in Leuven, Belgium. Leading scientists in forensic and molecular microbiology will present their insights into the most recent breakthroughs and current applications of molecular diagnostics in forensic microbiology. Moreover, participants are able to create new networks between microbiologists, forensic pathologists and allied professions and build capacity in order to facilitate the application of molecular microbiology in this multidisciplinary field across Europe.

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