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The Calendar lists upcoming congresses, conferences and educational courses organized or endorsed/promoted by ESCMID. You can find information on past events in the archive. Material from these events can be found in the ESCMID eLibrary.
The ESCMID Parity Commission (EPC) was founded to review and improve the representation of minorities and gender as well as geographic balance in the fields of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.
Evelina Tacconelli (Chair), ESCMID Professional Affairs Officer ID
Chrysanthi Skevaki, ESCMID Advocate for Minorities
Angela Huttner, ESCMID Advocate for Gender Balance
Dan Otelea, ESCMID Advocate for Geographic Balance
The Commission has a number of activities planned for the coming months:
Obtaining statistical data from ESCMID/ECCMID
Conducting a survey on how to define the entity of discrimination (country; gender; minorities) among ID/CM specialists in their employment and roles within universities and hospitals in Europe Parity Survey
Elaboration of articles and editorials to increase the awareness of the presence of discrimination in the scientific community (ID/CM)
Increase the awareness through elaboration of data and articles
Closely collaborate with Trainee Association of ESCMID and the ESCMID Education Officer concerning educational activities
Participate in the organisation of ECCMID and other ESCMID Scientific events (advisory role)
Guidance on how to balance the scientific programme of ESCMID-related educational events Guidance document
Involve editors of major ID/CM journals
Provide guidance for mentoring and tutoring programmes.
Definition of Minorities by ESCMID Parity Commission
Minorities among healthcare workers are those discriminated in their professional career and/or underrepresented in scientific societies because of gender, age, sexual orientation, racial, regional, religious and/or political reasons without consideration of their personal achievements.