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9 October 2018
WEEKLY NEWS

Dear colleagues,

Please find below the latest edition of ESCMID Weekly News.

With kind regards,

ESCMID Executive Office.

 

New EUCAST definitions

EUCAST is preparing to introduce new definitions of S, I and R. Consequences for antimicrobial resistance surveillance, terminology and technical adjustments of breakpoints for breakpoint table v 9.0 (2019) are described in a consultation document (for general consultation 4 October – 4 November, 2018) now posted on the EUCAST website.

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Open Calls | Applications

ECCMID Abstract submission is open!

Submission of abstracts for ECCMID 2019 is open, and will close on 28 November 2018.

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Reminder to nominate candidates for ESCMID awards

Nominations are accepted until 11 October 2018 at 12:00 noon CET for the Award for Excellence in recognition of an outstanding lifetime contribution to science, education or professional affairs in the field of infection as well as for the Young Investigator Award, which rewards outstanding research and stimulates further studies at the highest scientific level. The TAE Award for Training Achievements, with the same nomination deadline, recognizes and rewards outstanding trainees in clinical microbiology and infectious diseases. 

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CMI highlight: How to perform a molecular investigation of a hospital outbreak

Studying hospital outbreaks by using molecular tools, i.e. synthesizing the molecular-epidemiology data to its appropriate clinical-epidemiological context, is crucial. It allows to identify the infection source, infer transmission dynamics and allocate appropriate prevention resources and implement appropriate control measures. In their 'how to do it' review, Nutman and Marchaim provide practitioners with practical action plans to manage molecular epidemiological investigations of outbreaks caused by clinically significant nosocomial pathogens, while prioritizing the usage and timely integration of the various methodologies.

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ESCMID research grants 2019 – submission closed

The deadline for applying for an ESCMID research grant 2019 has now passed and the submission platform closed. This year, we received 82 eligible proposals on the topics of viral (n=27), parasitic (n=25) and fungal (n=30) infections and diseases. Applications came from 25 countries on five continents. The gender ratio male/female was 1.34, with 57.3% male and 42.7% female applicants.
Over the next months, all applications will undergo rigorous review. After consolidation, the winners of the grants will be announced on February 14th 2019.  

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