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Medical guidelines

This webpage is a collection of official guidelines published by ESCMID or endorsed by ESCMID. If your society or organization has guidelines that you would like to have listed here, please contact the ESCMID Guidelines Director. 
Contact through ESCMID office: guidancedocuments[at]

ESCMID course on developing clinical practice guidelines

ESCMID is strongly committed to increase efforts towards the transparent and rigorous production of guidance documents in the fields of infectious diseases, clinical microbiology and infection control.

To this end, we are devising a comprehensive, multifaceted programme, under the six pillars:
1.    select cutting-edge guideline topics
2.    apply an independent and rigorous methodology;
3.    ensure a global perspective;
4.    appoint members to guideline-related tasks based on merit;
5.    involve young ESCMID members to ensure sustainability of the model
6.    strictly monitor conflict of interest declarations
The new structure, presented at the 2019 General Assembly, includes different roles and functions, with checks and balances.

We are currently selecting ESCMID members for the Guidelines Evidence Review Group.

Our ideal candidate is a motivated young professional (clinician, researcher, microbiologist or other professional), willing a) to participate to a dedicated training course and b) to be available for systematic reviews in future ESCMID guidelines projects.

The training course will cover all steps of guidelines production, but will mainly focus on systematic reviews, meta-analyses and the GRADE approach. The course will be free of charge, but the participants will need to commit formally to be available in future ESCMID guidelines projects. Travel and accommodation are not covered.

The course will be held in Verona, Italy, between October 14 and 16, 2019 and will consist of interactive lectures and practical exercises (see attached draft of the programme). CME credits will be provided.

If you are interested, please send a motivation letter (½ page, single space, 11 font) and a short CV (1-2 pages) including the 5 most relevant publications to guidancedocuments[at] by 1st of September.

The ESCMID guideline subcommittee will select the 20 most qualified candidates, aiming at gender, Country and specialty balance.

We are looking forward to receiving your application, more information can be found here.


Target audience:

Junior clinicians / researchers in the area of infectious diseases and clinical microbiology with an interest in developmentprocess within ESCMID and formally committing to be available for systematic reviews in future ESCMID guidelines projects
Number of participants
Course format
Three-day face-to-face course (arrival on the morning of day 1, start of course early afternoon day 1; departure early afternoon of day 3 to allow return home)
It will be a mix of interactive lectures (using an interactive platform such as and small-group practical exercises
Course location / accommodation
Verona, Italy
October 14 (Monday) - 16 (Wednesday) 2019
Course fee / funding
Free of Charge for ESCMID members
The registration fee includes the teaching material,lunches, coffee breaks, 1 dinner.
To be noted: Travel and accomodations are not included.



ESCMID medical guidelines

Relevant practice guidelines in the fields of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases written or endorsed by ESCMID.

Guidelines endorsed by ESCMID


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Jointly developed guidelines

For a complete list of medical guideline publications in 2017, please have a look at the Publications Page.

ESCMID consensus statements

These documents provide a consensus view by experts based on their knowledge of the scientific literature and research data that support the conclusions and recommendations of the report.

Other guidelines

Relevant practice guidelines in the fields of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases from other societies and organisations.

Do you need funding for guideline production?

Detailed guidance is provided in the ESCMID Operating Procedures for Medical Guidelines.

EOPs for Medical Guidelines