4 Aug 2015

Dear Colleagues,

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Call to nominate members for election to the ESCMID Executive Committee

At the end of 2015 we will elect three new members to the ESCMID Executive Committee, one representing infectious diseases and two clinical microbiology. The term of office will begin mid-April 2016 and last four years. The Nomination Subcommittee encourages you to propose candidates with proven professional excellence, leadership abilities, communication skills and contributions to ESCMID activities. To nominate a candidate please fill in the attached form by 31 August 2015. We are looking forward to receiving your nominations.

EPASG activities on reviving old antibiotics to fight antimicrobial resistance

The PK/PD of Anti-Infectives Study Group is organizing a course entitled Improving the Dosage of Old Antibiotics from 19-21 November in Warsaw, Poland. EPASG was also in charge of the successful 2014 conference Reviving Old Antibiotics. A list of the publications EPASG members published on that conference can be found on the conference website including a lead article and editor’s choice in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy as well as links to articles in the September issue of CMI, which will be dedicated to the conference.
In addition, the EPASG-supported pipeline corner held for the first time at this year’s ECCMID received coverage in a feature article by Ursula Theuretzbacher in Genetic Engineering News last week.

Use the summer break to apply for a 2016 research grant!

The application period for next year’s ESCMID research grants is open until 7 October 2015 at noon CET. Please note that the application criteria and the related information have changed. In even years (2016) only projects dealing with bacterial infections are accepted, increasing the chances of the individual projects. In addition to the regular grants worth EUR 20,000, ESCMID has reserved up to EUR 50,000 each for two excellently rated projects.

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