Aims and objectives

The ESCMID Study Group for Infections in Critically Ill Patients (ESGCIP) is fighting infectious diseases in critically ill patients, with a special focus on multidrug-resistant pathogens. Together, we are dedicated to: 

  • Conducting collaborative projects to tackle infectious issues in critically ill patients
  • Developing guidelines in collaboration with other ESCMID study groups on bacterial and fungal infections, as well as antimicrobial drug optimisation
  • Promoting knowledge and strategies on how to manage infections and combat antimicrobial resistance in critically ill patients

Activities and resources

Epidemiology and outcomes of hospital-acquired bloodstream infections in intensive care unit patients: the EUROBACT-2 international cohort study. 

Tabah A, Buetti N, Staiquly Q, Ruckly S, Akova M, Aslan AT, Leone M, Conway Morris A, Bassetti M,Arvaniti K, Lipman J, Ferrer R, Qiu H, Paiva JA, Povoa P, De Bus L, De Waele J, Zand F, Gurjar M, Alsisi A, Abidi K, Bracht H, Hayashi Y, Jeon K, Elhadi M, Barbier F, Timsit JF; EUROBACT-2 Study Group, ESICM, ESCMID ESGCIP and the OUTCOMEREA Network. Intensive Care Medicine 2023 Feb;49(2):178-190.

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Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in intensive care units: a multicenter study by ESGCIP and EFISG. 

Giacobbe DR, Dettori S, Di Pilato V, Asperges E, Ball L, Berti E, Blennow O, Bruzzone B, Calvet L, CapraMarzani F, Casabella A, Choudaly S, Dartevel A, De Pascale G, Di Meco G, Fallon M, Galerneau LM,Gallego M, Giacomini M, González Sáez A, Hänsel L, Icardi G, Koehler P, Lagrou K, Lahmer T, LewisWhite P, Magnasco L, Marchese A, Marelli C, Marín-Arriaza M, Martin-Loeches I, Mekontso-Dessap A, Mikulska M, Mularoni A, Nordlander A, Poissy J, Russelli G, Signori A, Tascini C, Vaconsin LM, Vargas J, Vena A, Wauters J, Pelosi P, Timsit JF, Bassetti M; JIR-ICU investigators (collaborators); Critically Ill Patients Study Group of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESGCIP), and the Fungal Infection Study Group of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (EFISG) Critical Care 2023 Aug 24;27(1):323.

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International survey of antibiotic dosing and monitoring in adult intensive care units. 

Williams PG, Tabah A, Cotta MO, Sandaradura I, Kanji S, Scheetz MH, Imani S, Elhadi M, Luque-Pardos S, Schellack N, Sanches C, Timsit JF, Xie J, Farkas A, Wilks K, Roberts JA; National Coordinators on behalf of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) and the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) Study Group for Infections in Critically Ill Patients (ESGCIP) Critical Care 2023 Jun 19;27(1):241.

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Executive Committee

  Matteo Bassetti

Matteo Bassetti

University of Genova. Dipartimento di Scienze della Salute.
Genova, Italy
  Despoina Koulenti

Despoina Koulenti

King's College Hospital Foundation Trust
London, United Kingdom
  Hakan Erdem

Hakan Erdem

Education Officer
Health Sciences University
Ankara, Turkey
  Jean-Francois Timsit

Jean-Francois Timsit

Science Officer
Paris Cité University, Bichat hospital
Paris, France
  Stefan Hagel

Stefan Hagel

University Hospital Jena
Jena, Germany


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