13 Oct 2015

Dear Colleagues,

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Successful observership of ESCMID members at the ECDC in Stockholm

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) hosted a group of ESCMID members for the ESCMID ECDC Observership initiative from 7 - 11 September at ECDC’s headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. The nine ESCMID observers were joined by three observers from the European Society for Clinical Virology (ESCV) for a five-day orientation programme designed to offer participants an overview of ECDC’s activities and its role in supporting public health actions to control and prevent infectious disease in the EU and globally.

Cast your vote for the TAE Steering Committee until 3 November

All young scientist members are able to cast their votes on the six candidates proposed for two positions – one in infectious diseases, one in clinical microbiology – on the board of the Trainee Association of ESCMID (TAE). The election is open until 3 November 2015, 17:00 CET.

For clinical microbiology the candidates are Anna Jarchow-MacDonald from Dundee, United Kingdom; Florian Maurer from Hamburg, Germany; David Ong from Utrecht, Netherlands; and Caroline Rönnberg from Stockholm, Sweden. For infectious diseases the candidates are Ceren Atasoy from Istanbul, Turkey; and Maja Sabolic from Zagreb, Croatia. Only eligible members may access more information on the candidates.

BEAM Alliance releases position paper on how to renew antibacterial innovation

The BEAM Alliance, a group of small and medium-sized European biopharmaceutical companies committed to developing innovative solutions to tackle antimicrobial resistance, released a position paper at the end of last month with key recommendations on how to reinvigorate antibacterial innovation. The document proposes policies to enhance the attractiveness of antibacterial research and accelerate the development of the much needed new therapies against multi-resistant bacteria.

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