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ESCMID Study Group for Epidemiological Markers - ESGEM

News & Activities

  • Saturday, 9 April 2016
    11.00 h - 13.00 h (Hall D)
    2-hour Educational Workshop EW014: Plasmids without frontiers: mechanisms related to MDR and implications for epidemiology and infection control
    16.30 h - 18.30 h (Hall F)
    2-hour Symposium SY032: Harnessing whole genome sequence data for public health applications
  • Monday, 11 April 2016
    13.15 h - 14.15 h (Room: G106)
    ESGEM Meeting: All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future Study Group activities.
  • Saturday, 25 April 2015
    08.45 - 10.45 (Hall D)
    ESGEM Educational Workshop EW04: Community-acquired MRSA 2015: what, where and why? Organized jointly with the Staphylococci Group (ESGS).
  • Saturday, 25 April 2015
    11.00 - 13.00 (Hall C)
    ESGEM Educational Workshop EW12: Whole genome sequencing - what the heck?
  • Saturday, 25 April 2015
    11.00 - 13.00 (Hall H)
    ESGEM Educational Workshop EW17: Infection prevention and control measures in Europe 2020. Organized jointly with the Molecular Diagnostics Group (ESGMD) and the European Committee on Infection Control (EUCIC).
  • Monday, 27 April 2015
    07.45 - 08.45 (Hall M)
    ESGEM Meet-the-Expert Session ME11: What bioinformatics tools do I use for whole-genome sequence (WGS)-based bacterial diagnostics and typing? Organized jointly with the Molecular Diagnostics Group (ESGMD).
  • Monday, 27 April 2015
    13.15 - 14.15 (Room 19)
    ESGEM Business Meeting: All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future Study Group activities.
  • Monday, 27 April 2015
    14.30 - 15.30 (Hall C)
    ESGEM Symposium SY37: Phylogenomics for one health.
  • Saturday, 10 May 2014
    13.30 - 15.30 (Hall I)
    ESGEM Symposium: Application of new methods in medical microbiology and infection control, organised jointly with the ESCMID Study Group for Molecular Diagnostics (ESGMD) and the ESCMID Study Group for Nosocomial Infections (ESGNI).
  • Monday, 12 May 2014
    13.15 - 14.15 (Room 129)
    ESGEM 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 C)
    ESGEM Educational Workshop 7: Epidemiological use of Next Generation Sequencing data
  • Monday, 29 April 2013
    13.00 - 14.00 (Salon 13/14)
    ESGEM Business Meeting
    : All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future ESGEM activities.

For more details, please check the ECCMID programme.

ECCMID programme

  • 31 March, 8.45-10.45
    Educational Workshop EW07 "Making sense out of molecular typing data in 2012: current gold standards and interpretation"
  • 1 April, 18.15-19.15 (Meeting Room 4)
    ESGEM Business Meeting
    All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future ESGEM activities.

For more details, please check the ECCMID programme.

ECCMID programme

  • 7 May, 18.00-19.00 (Room Yellow 1)
    ESGEM Business Meeting
    All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future ESGEM activities.

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

ECCMID/ICC programme

Typing Networks

Assembly and delivery of a list of 21 active typing networks in Europe to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Stockholm, Sweden. ESGEM identified theses networks by literature search and by a round-up poll within its membership.

Molecular Typing Methods for Bacterial Pathogens

ESGEM organised this ESCMID PGTW in Zagreb, Croatia, 26 - 30 April 2010.

9th International Meeting on Microbial Epidemiological Markers (IMMEM-9).

1 - 4 September 2010, Wernigerode, Germany

For more details please visit the IMMEM-9 website

2008

8th International Meeting on Microbial Epidemiological Markers (IMMEM-8).

Co-sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID).

14 - 17 May 2008, Zakopane, Poland.

2007

Publication of Medical Guidelines for the Validation and Application of Typing Methods for Use in Bacterial Epidemiology

ESCMID Medical Guidelines

2nd ESGEM Postgraduate Course on Practical and Theoretical Aspects of Bacterial Molecular Typing.
29 April - 4 May, Oeiras, Portugal.

Course announcement

2006

ESGEM annual meeting
1 April at the 16th ECCMID in Nice, FR

2005

The ESGEM Annual Business Meeting was held in April at the 15th ECCMID (Copenhagen, DK). Following the recent Call for Nominations, the new ESGEM Executive Committee was formally installed for a 2-year term.
The new Executive Committee members are:

  • A. van Belkum (NL)
  • B. Cookson (UK)
  • N. Fry (UK)
  • V. Fussing (DK)
  • S. Haeggman (SE; secretary)
  • P. Tassios (GR; chairman)

7th International Meeting on Microbial Epidemiological Markers (IMMEM-7).
Co-sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID).
11 - 14 May, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

2004

Discussion list on microbial pathogens molecular epidemiology and population genetics
A new discussion list about microbial typing and population genetics has been created. Subscribe to the discussion list EPI-TYPING to get informed by e-mail about ESGEM activities and receive technical information, post-doc positions, meetings announcements, ...

EPI-TYPING website

1st ESGEM Postgraduate Course on Microbial Typing Technologies:
Practical Course with Theoretical Support.
25 - 30 April, Warsaw, Poland.

Course announcement

2003

The ESGEM Annual Business Meeting was held on Monday, 12 May, at the 13th ECCMID (Glasgow, UK). Following the recent Call for Nominations, the new ESGEM Executive Committee was formally installed for a 2-year term. The new Executive Committee members are:

  • S. Brisse (FR)

  • B. Cookson (UK)

  • N. Fry (UK)

  • V. Fussing (DK)

  • P. Tassios (GR; secretary)

  • A. van Belkum (NL; chairman)

ESGEM contributed to the scientific programme at the 13th ECCMID by organizing an interactive Concise Symposium entitled 'What can a molecular typing service mean for a clinician'. Keynote speakers were Professor Hilary Humphreys (Dublin, IE) and Dr Panayotis Tassios (Athens, GR). Active audience contribution to the discussion helped to make the symposium a success.

European Study Group on Epidemiological Markers
ESGEM members have contributed to the organization of the 6th International Meeting on Microbial Epidemiological Markers (IMMEM-6), which was held 27 - 30 August in Les Diablerets, Switzerland.

IMMEM-6 website

2002

Members of ESGEM organized and participated in the ENEMTI symposium "Latest Advances in Molecular Fingerprinting Methods for Bacteria and the Construction of Computer Databases"
University of Barcelona, Spain, on Saturday, 23 November.

ESGEM organized a symposium at the 12th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, held in Milan, Italy (ECCMID 2002):
Friday, 26 April: 10:00 - 12:00

  1. “Electronic communication of microbial fingerprinting data: feasibility and added value”
  2. “The GENE project: construction and use of on-line databases based on automated ribotyping” – S. Brisse (Montpelier, FR)
  3. “Problems and solutions for electronic communication of DNA fingerprints – the ENEMTI experience” – K. Towner (Nottingham, UK)
  4. “Interlaboratory standardisation of AFLP fingerprints – issues of standardisation and analysis” – P. Savelkoul (Amsterdam, NL)
  5. “The sequence-based approach – how useful is MLST in epidemiology?” – B. Spratt (London, UK)

The ESGEM Business Meeting was held on Friday, 26 April, immediately following the ESGEM symposium.

Applied Maths BVBA enrolled as the first Corporate Member of ESGEM. Other companies and organizations interested in becoming Corporate Members are invited to contact the ESGEM Secretary

Applied Maths website

2001

European Union for a Concerted Action entitled ARPAC
Several members of ESGEM played a major role (together with members of other ESCMID Study Groups) in obtaining funding from the European Union for a Concerted Action entitled ARPAC (“Antibiotic Resistance Prevention and Control”). Funding was awarded for 3 years from 1 January 2002. ESGEM is proud to be involved in this initiative and is responsible for a workpackage aimed at developing a DNA typing database and data exchange format for tracking epidemic antibiotic-resistant microorganisms. The Scientific Coordinator for the ESGEM workpackage is Dr Kevin Towner. All members of ESGEM are invited to play an active role in this important European initiative.

ARPAC

European Science Foundation
ESGEM members played a major role in the ENEMTI project (“European Network for the Exchange of Microbial Typing Data”), funded by the European Science Foundation. This network project ran until December 2002.

European Science Foundation

New approaches for the generation and analysis of microbial typing data
Following discussions held at numerous previous ESGEM workshops and symposia, ESGEM members edited and contributed to a newly published ‘state of the art’ book:
“New approaches for the generation and analysis of microbial typing data”, edited by L. Dijkshoorn, K.J. Towner & M. Struelens. Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp.357.

Last update: 16 June 2016

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