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9 Feb 2016
WEEKLY NEWS

Dear colleagues,

ESCMID is a key partner in the EU-funded Platform for European Preparedness Against (Re-)emerging Epidemics (PREPARE), a project that has yielded tools including clinical research protocols and case report forms used to systematically collect essential data and laboratory results for clinical studies on the Zika virus.

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Young Investigator Awards presented at ECCMID in Amsterdam

The 2016 awards will go to Sanne Jespersen, and infectious disease specialist at the Institute for Clinical Medicine at Aarhus University in Denmark; Robert P. Ryan, a microbiologist at the Centre for Microbial Resistance at the University of Dundee in the United Kingdom; and Timothy M. Walker, an ID microbiologist at the University of Oxford. Congratulations! We will present the awardees and their outstanding scientific achievements in the coming newsletters.

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Scientific programme for IMMEM XI in Portugal online now

The keynotes of the 11th International Meeting on Microbial Epidemiological Markers (IMMEM XI) will for example include lectures on microbial genomes, mobile genetic elements or disruptive technologies in infectious disease epidemiology. The conference will be held from 9 – 12 March 2016 in Estoril, Portugal. Leading scientists will explain current changes in the understanding of disease transmission brought about by high-resolution molecular typing systems. Given its increasing importance, there will be a particular emphasis on whole genome sequencing and methodologies for complex data analysis.

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ESGAP group organizes antimicrobial stewardship course

The ESCMID Study Group for Antibiotic Policies (ESGAP) will hold a postgraduate course on antimicrobial stewardship in Ijmuiden Aan Zee near Amsterdam from 7 - 8 April right before ECCMID. The objectives of the course are to teach participants the basic principles of antimicrobial resistance, consumption surveillance and antimicrobial stewardship. Participants will also learn how to conduct quality management and how to address barriers to antimicrobial stewardship in various settings.

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