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Weekly News
20 July 2021

Dear colleagues,

Please find below the latest edition of ESCMID Weekly News.

With kind regards,
ESCMID Executive Office.

ECCMID 2021 – Register now and watch on demand!

All of the fantastic scientific sessions from ECCMID 2021 are now available to watch on-demand on the ECCMID platform until 17 October 2021.

If you aren’t yet registered, an on-demand registration is now only €100, and allows full access to all of the recorded sessions.

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ESCMID Study Group Research Grants 2021: apply now, the call will close soon!

Also in 2021, ESCMID will support Study Group research projects in the fields of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases. The call to apply for the ESCMID Study Group Research Grants is officially opened and the deadline for submitting your applications is 23 July 2021, 17:00 CEST.

ESCMID YouTube Channel – Catch some great ECCMID content!

Make sure to check out the ESCMID YouTube channel, where we are adding some great extra ECCMID content. Catch the Keynote Fireplace sessions, as well as great interviews from ECCMID TV. Be sure to subscribe so you never miss another upload!

Via EUCAST: S,I and R for clinical colleagues

An abbreviated information on the 2019/20 changes to the definitions and use of S, I and R has been released by EUCAST for dissemination amongst clinical colleagues who may not be up to date on these new developments. Find out more on the EUCAST website.

GARDP Webinar: 27 July 2021, 17:00-18:30 CEST

Don’t’ miss the next GARDP Webinar! The topic is ‘Discovering and developing new treatments for fungal infections’, with presentations by Tejas Bouklas and Maurizio Del Poeta.

Register on the GARDP website.

EMA communication: Latest updates on COVID-19 vaccines
Patient pathway analysis of tuberculosis diagnostic delay

Delay in diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) is an important but under-appreciated problem. This study by Zhang et Al. aimed to analyse the patient pathway and possible risk factors of long diagnostic delay (LDD). 400 new bacteriologically diagnosed patients with pulmonary TB were enrolled from 20 hospitals across China. Patients who went to low-level facilities initially had a higher risk of LDD.