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04 May 2016

News from the ESGLI Meeting 2016

The sixth ESGLI Meeting took place in Amsterdam on 10 April 2016.

ESGLI Meeting Agenda

ESGLI Meeting Minutes

  • Sunday, 10 April 2016
    18.15 h - 19.15 h (Room: Amsterdam Suite)
    ESGLI Meeting: All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future Study Group activities.
14 October 2015

News from the ESGLI Business Meeting 2015

The fifth ESGLI Business Meeting took place in London on 16 September 2015.

ESGLI Meeting Agenda

ESGLI Meeting Minutes

After the elections by the end of summer, the newly elected ESGLI Executive Committee consists of

  • Valeria Gaia, Switzerland (Chairperson)
  • Soren Uldum, Denmark (Secretary)
  • Sophie Jarraud, France (Treasurer)
  • Jeroen den Boer, Netherlands (EC member, epidemiology)
  • Maria Luisa Ricci, Italy (EC member, environmental & ELDSNet)
  • Jacob Moran-Gilad, Israel (EC member, microbiology & NGS)

 

We thank all ESGLI members for their voting and the previous Executive Committee for their excellent work over the last years. We are looking forward to continuing this work.

Your new Executive Committee

  • Sunday, 26 April 2015
    18.15 - 19.15 (Hall N)
    ESGLI Business Meeting: The meeting was held successfully, you can download the agenda and minutes here:
    Agenda
    Minutes
Dr Maria Luisa Ricci wins 2014 ESGLI research price

We are very pleased to announce that Dr Maria Luisa Ricci is the winner of the 2014 ESGLI price for best research proposal.

Her proposal "Microbiome analysis of drinking water systems: evaluation of new approaches for prevention and control of LD", was chosen by an international jury of ESGLI members from all professions: medical microbiology, epidemiology, and environmental health.

Dr. Ricci has been invited to share her project with us on the next ESGLI meeting in London in September this year.

Congratulations from us!

ESGLI Executive Committee

News from the ESGLI Business Meeting 2014

The third ESGLI Business Meeting took place in Barcelona on 19 September 2014.

ESGLI Meeting Agenda

ESGLI Meeting Minutes

  • Sunday, 11 May 2014

    16.00 - 18.00 (Hall H)
    ESGLI Symposium: Ins and outs of Legionnaires Disease.

  • ESGLI Business Meeting: This year, there will be no ESGLI business meeting at ECCMID.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2013 Oct 10. doi: 10.1111/1469-0691.12425.

Moran-Gilad J, Mentasti M, Lazarovitch T, Huberman Z, Stocki T, Sadik C, Shahar T, Anis E, Valinsky L, Harrison TG, Grotto I; The ESCMID Study Group for Legionella Infections (ESGLI).

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2013 Jun 25. doi: 10.1111/1469-0691.12311.

Wewalka G, Schmid D, Harrison TG, Uldum SA, Lück C; the European Society of Clinical Microbiology Infectious Diseases Study Group for Legionella Infections (ESGLI).

News from the ESGLI Business Meeting @ ECCMID 2013

The second ESGLI Business Meeting was held during the ECCMID in Berlin on 29 April 2013.

ESGLI Meeting Agenda

ESGLI Meeting Minutes

  • 29 April, 13.00-14.00 (Hall 9)
    ESGLI Business Meeting
    All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future ESGLI activities.

For more details, please check the ECCMID programme.

ECCMID programme

(Re-)Apply for ESGLI Membership now!

To (re-)apply as ESGLI member, please click on the link “Become an ESGLI member” (see right column of this page). You will be guided what to do, e.g. become ESCMID member etc.

If you are a member of ESCMID and ESGLI, please log in and just write in the first box “Please describe the reason…” that you already are ESGLI member and you may upload your original application (instead of your CV) once again.

If you are a member of ESGLI but not yet ESCMID member, you first have to become ESCMID member before you can proceed with ESGLI member application.

If you are member of ESCMID but not yet ESGLI member, please download and complete the ESGLI application form (see right column of this page) and follow the instructions in this document (the application form should be uploaded instead of your CV).

Planned Activities

  • Meetings: It is the plan to organise annual scientific meetings; these meetings will take place in the same period and at the same venue as the yearly European Legionnaires Disease Surveillance Network (ELDSNet) meetings. The latter are organised by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). In 2013, there will however not be a scientific ESGLI meeting as the 8th International Legionella meeting will be held in Melbourne, Australia (see announcement in the right column). An ESGLI business meeting will be held during the 23rd ECCMID in Berlin in 2013.
  • A collaborative study on the evaluation of a 3-plex qPCR for specific detection of Legionella pneumophila and L. pneumophila serogroupe 1 in clinical and environmental samples has been initiated.
  • A project for establishing better databases for identification of legionellae by MALDI-TOF MS will be undertaken.
  • A group of collaborators will revise and update the ESGLI/EWGLI Technical Guidelines for Control and Prevention of Travel Associated Legionnaires´ Disease.
  • A study on the quality of newer urinary antigen assays for detection of Legionella pneumophila antigen will be undertaken and published.
  • For more see the minutes for the General Assembly in Dresden, 6-7 September 2012 (below).

News from the ESGLI General Assembly 2012

ESGLI Meeting Dresden 2012

The first ESGLI General Assembly was held during the ESGLI meeting in Dresden, Germany, from 5 to 7 September 2012.

Minutes

During the General Assembly on Thursday, 6 September, members voted for the ESGLI Executive Committee (EC). It was also possible to vote by mail (letter). The members had to elect six members for the EC. A Chairperson, a Secretary and a Treasurer were elected among the members of the EC by the EC.

It was possible to vote among 10 candidates.

At the time for the voting, 127 persons had registered as members. Twenty-four voted by mail and 54 voted at the meeting, altogether 78 votes were received.

The following members were elected for the EC, in alphabetic order of country

  • Søren Uldum, Secretary & contact person to ELDSNet, Denmark
  • Christian Lück, Treasurer & contact person to the industry, Germany
  • Carmen Pelaz, Contact person for epidemiological projects, Spain
  • Valeria Gaia, Contact person for clinical microbiology and typing projects, Switzerland
  • Jeroen den Boer, Chairperson, The Netherlands
  • Susanne Surman-Lee, Contact person for environmental projects, United Kingdom

ESGLI Executive Committee

To become a regular member of ESGLI, the application form for the ESGLI membership (see box in right column) should be completed and sent to .

With kind regards
Søren Uldum, ESGLI secretary

News from the ESGLI Business Meeting @ ECCMID 2012

The first ESGLI Business Meeting was held during the ECCMID in London on 3 April 2012.

ESGLI Meeting Slides

ESGLI Meeting Minutes

We were more than 30 participants and discussed future plans of the study group.

The European Guidelines for Control and Prevention of Travel Associated Legionnaires' Disease

Download here the guidelines documents:

European Legionnaires´ Disease Surveillance Network (ELDSNet) Operating Procedures, ECDC Technical Document (former part I and II):

Document 1

ESGLI/EWGLI Technical Guidelines for the Investigation, Control and Prevention of Travel Associated Legionnaires' Disease (former part III), with useful information for hoteliers, national and local health officers, environmental laboratories etc

Document 2

New ESCMID Study Group

ESGLI is a newly formed ESCMID Study Group, which has started its activities in the field of Legionella infections. The constitutional meeting will be held at ECCMID 2012 in London, UK, Tuesday, 3 April, 11.00-14.00, Meeting Room 13/14.

Meeting agenda

The kick-off meeting to discuss future activities is scheduled for September 2012 in Dresden, DE.

Historically, ESGLI is a continuation of the highly active EWGLI group (European Working Group for Legionella Infections) with continuous support from ESCMID.

Objectives of ESGLI

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