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ESCMID Food- and Water-borne Infections Study Group – EFWISG

News & Activities

  • Sunday, 10 April 2016
    18.15 h - 19.15 h (Room: G111)
    EFWISG Meeting: All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future Study Group activities.
  • Monday, 11 April 2016
    16.00 h - 18.00 h (Hall G)
    2-hour Symposium SY118: Hidden enemy: hepatitis E
16 December 2015

EFWISG recommends: two recently published AMR reports

  • Report AMR in the Food Chain: Colleagues have been involved with the Food Safety Authority of Ireland in preparing a report on Antimicrobial Resistance in the Food Chain – the focus is national; however, many of the issues are of general interest and may be of interest to those of you working in this area.
  • Antimicrobials in agriculture and the environment - reducing unnecessary use and waste: This report provides an overview of the use of antibiotics in animals and agriculture, and the role that manufacturing and use of antimicrobials play in bringing these into the wider environment. It calls for three interventions: First, a global target needs to be set to reduce use of antibiotics in food production and that we should reassess which antibiotics should be used in both animals and humans. Second, it recommends that there be minimum standards set to limit the release of active pharmaceutical ingredients during the manufacturing process. Finally, it proposes that there be improved surveillance to monitor the situation with respect to both these issues and to help to inform global standards and targets. 
  • Sunday, 26 April 2015
    18.15 - 19.15 (Room 7)
    EFWISG Business Meeting: All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future Study Group activities.
  • Tuesday, 28 April 2015
    07.45 - 08.45 (Hall N)
    EFWISG Meet-the-Expert Session ME18: Still culturing for gastrointestinal pathogens in your lab? What might you be missing?

After the elections by the end of 2014, the newly elected EFWISG Executive Committee consists of

  • Luisa M. V. Peixe, Portugal (Chairperson)
  • Martin Cormican, Ireland (Secretary)
  • Loic Favennec, France (Treasurer)

 

We thank all EFWISG 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

  • Saturday, 10 May 2014
    11.00 - 13.00 (Hall F)
    Educational Workshop 15: When is a food-borne infection not a food-borne infection?
  • Sunday, 11 May 2014
    7.45 - 8.45 (Hall D)
    EFWISG Meet-the-Expert Session: Outbreak of P. aeruginosa in your hospital and you think it could be water-related? Want to know what to do next?
    18.15 - 19.15 (Room 132)
    EFWISG Business Meeting: All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future Study Group activities.
  • Saturday, 27 April 2013
    08.45 - 10.45 (Hall D)
    EFWISG Educational Workshop 8: What's new on the menu? Emerging issues in food-borne infection
  • Sunday, 28 April 2013
    18.15 - 19.15 (Salon 11/12)
    EFWISG Business Meeting
    : All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future EFWISG activities.
  • Tuesday, 30 April 2013
    07.45 - 08.45 (Hall 3)
    EFWISG Meet-the-Expert Session: How to assess hospital cleanliness

For more details, please check the ECCMID programme.

ECCMID programme

  • 31 March, 8.45-10.45
    Educational Workshop EW09 "Infection on the menu: food- and water-borne hazards for the immunocompromised patient"
  • 2 April, 16.00-18.00
    2-hour Symposium "Faster, higher, stronger..and infection-free: a new motto for the Olympics? Infection and sporting events"
    Arranged with EFWISG and the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC)
  • 1 April, 18.15-19.15 (Meeting Room 13/14)
    EFWISG Business Meeting
    All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future EFIWSG activities.

For more details, please check the ECCMID programme.

ECCMID programme

  • 7 May, 11.00-13.00
    Educational Workshop EW17 "Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water: leisure-associated water-borne infections"
  • 8 May, 12.30-13.30 (Room Blue 1)
    EFWISG Business Meeting
    All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future EFWISG activities.
  • 10 May, 9.00-11.00
    Symposium "Antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in food and potable water:a recipe for disaster?"

For more details, please check the ECCMID/ICC programme.

ECCMID/ICC programme

 

CMI Theme Section

Hard to swallow - emerging and re-emerging issues in foodborne infection

 

Inspired by and based on an EFWISG Symposium at the 19th ECCMID in Helsinki 2009.

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Last update: 05 April 2016

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