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ESCMID Study Group for Mycobacterial Infections - ESGMYC

News & Activities

  • Saturday, 9 April 2016
    8:45 - 10:45 (Hall H)
    ESGMYC Educational Workshop EW007 - Emergent mycobacterial infections
    13:30 - 15:30 (Hall C)
    ESGMYC/ESGITM 2-hour Symposium SY023 - Mycobacteria in migrants
    Poster sessions:
    15:30 – 16:30 P - Pathology, diversity and clinical outcome in TB (P151-P165)
    15:30 – 16:30 P - New treatment options for mycobacterial infections (P139-P149)
  • Sunday, 10 April 2016
    14:30 - 15:30 (Hall B)
    1-hour Oral Session OS061 - Tuberculosis: diagnosis & outcomes
    Poster sessions:
    12:30-13:30 P - Tuberculosis - diagnosis and drug resistance (P434-P466)
    13:00-14:00 ePoster - News on the diverse mycobacterial infections (EP50-EP59)
    13:30-14:30 P - Mycobacterium tuberculosis - susceptibility testing methods (P810-P816)
  • Monday 11 April 2016
    11:30 - 12:30 (Hall I)
    1-hour Symposium SY100 - Tuberculosis in the 21st century
    13:15 – 14:15 (Room E101)
    ESGMYC Study Group meeting: all interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future Study Group activities.
    14:30 - 15:30 (Hall J)
    Keynote Lecture: New drugs for tuberculosis: from genome to patient
    14:30 - 15:30 (Hall K)
    1-hour Symposium SY113 - Young Investigator Award Lectures:
    15:10: How can whole-genome sequencing help eradicate tuberculosis?
    16:00 - 18:00 (Hall J)
    2-hour Oral Session OS121 - Frontiers in tuberculosis
    Poster sessions:
    12:30 - 13:30 P - Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (1428-1447)
    12:30 - 13:30 P - Discovery of more new antibacterial drugs (P1271-P1289)
  • Tuesday 12 April 2016
    11:30 - 12:30 (Hall C)
    1-hour Oral Session OS136 - Tackling MDR & XDR tuberculosis
    Poster sessions:
    12:30-13:30 P - Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (P1428-1447)

For more information about ECCMID, please go to the congress website.

The seventh report launched jointly by ECDC and the WHO Regional Office for Europe indicates that, despite notable progress in the past decade, tuberculosis (TB) is still a public health concern in many countries across Europe.

EUCAST, ESGMYC and EMA recently released the report of a workshop on recommendations for pharmaceutical companies regarding data required for new antituberculous drugs (11-12 November 2014, Basel, Switzerland).

This is the nineteenth global report on tuberculosis (TB) published by WHO in a series that started in 1997. It provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic and progress in implementing and financing TB prevention, care and control at global, regional and country levels using data reported by over 200 countries and territories that account for over 99% of the world’s TB cases.

30 September 2015

ESGMYC @ ECCMID 2015 in Copenhagen, DK - recommendations

  • Saturday, 25 April 2015
    8.45 - 10.45 (Hall E)
    ESGMYC Educational Workshop EW05: The impact of diagnostics on clinical tuberculosis management. Link to slides, webcasts & handout
    Poster sessions:
    15:30-16:30 EP01 News in mycobacterial infection Link to posters
    All day: EV17 Clinical ID: mycobacterial infections (including diagnosis) Link to posters
  • Sunday, 26 April 2015
    07.45 - 08.45 (Hall J)
    ESGMYC Meet-the-Expert Session ME02: How and when to treat patients with infections due to Mycobacterium abscessus and other NTMs. Link to slides & webcasts
    09.00 - 11.00 (Hall J)
    ESGMYC Symposium SY13: Current topics in tuberculosis. Link to slides & webcasts
    11.30 - 12.30 (Hall I)
    Oral Session OS09: Advances in mycobacterial infections. Link to abstracts
    Poster sessions:
    13.30-14.30 P29 Nontuberculous mycobacteria Link to posters
    All day: EV17 Clinical ID: mycobacterial infections (including diagnosis) Link to posters
    18.15 - 19.15 (Room 16)
    ESGMYC Business Meeting: All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future Study Group activities.
  • Tuesday, 28 April 2015
    11.30 - 12.30 (Hall K)
    Oral Session OS35: Clinical aspects of mycobacterial infections Link to abstracts
    Poster sessions:
    12.30 - 13.30 P62 Tuberculosis - clinical issues Link to posters
    12.30 - 13.30 P63 Tuberculosis - advances in laboratory diagnosis and strain typing Link to posters
    All day: EV17 Clinical ID: mycobacterial infections (including diagnosis) Link to posters
  • Saturday, 10 May 2014
    8.45 - 10.45 (Hall D)
    Educational Workshop 03: Tuberculosis and other mycobacterial infections in low-income countries.
    How to diagnose mycobacterial infections in low-income countries
    Strategy for TB treatment and management in migrants
    Mycobacterial infections in HIV-positive patients in low-income countries
    Leprosy and Buruli ulcer in Africa
  • Sunday, 11 May 2014
    11.30 - 12.30 (Hall A)
    Oral Session: Deep insights in mycobacteria: genomics and susceptibility
    18.15 - 19.15 (Room 124)
    ESGMYC Business Meeting: All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future Study Group activities.
  • Tuesday, 13 May 2014
    7.45 - 8.45 (Hall I)
    ESGMYC Meet-the-Expert Session: How to treat MDR tuberculosis?
    9.00 - 11.00 (Hall I)
    Symposium: The hidden Beijing M. tuberculosis pandemic.
    Rapid detection of Beijing genotype
    Resistance of Beijing tuberculosis
    Treatment and hospital management of contagious multiresistant Beijing tuberculosis pulmonary infection
    Selective advantages of the Beijing genotype of Mycobacterium tuberculosis 
    11.30 - 12.30 (Hall I)
    ESGMYC Symposium: Mycobacteria in cutaneous infections.
    Buruli ulcer due to M. ulcerans
    Leprosy: the old and new leprosy bacilli
  • Saturday, 27 April 2013
    11.00 - 13.00 (Hall 7)
    Educational Workshop 13: Infections due to nontuberculous mycobacteria
    13.30 - 15.30 (Hall 7)
    Presentation in a symposium on chronic meningitis: Tuberculous meningitis (B. Blomberg, Bergen, NO)
  • Sunday, 28 April 2013
    9.00 - 11.00 (Hall A)
    Presentation in a symposium on raw genome sequencing: Characterising outbreaks of tuberculosis using WGS (T. Walker, Oxford, UK)
    11.30 - 12.30 (Hall E)
    Keynote lecture: Mycobacterium tuberculosis: success through dormancy (S.H.E. Kaufmann, Berlin, DE)
    14.30 - 15.30 (Hall E)
    ESGMYC/European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS) symposium: Hot topics in tuberculosis in HIV-infected patients
    18.15 - 19.15 (Salon 13/14)
    ESGMYC Business Meeting: All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future ESGMYC activities.
  • Monday, 29 April 2013
    9.00 - 11.00 (Hall F)
    ESGMYC symposium: Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: what are we fighting for?
    11.30 - 12.30 (Hall F)
    ESGMYC/EUCAST symposium: Setting the breakpoints for mycobacteria
    14.30 - 15.30 (Hall F)
    Symposium: Interferon gamma release assay for tuberculosis
    16.00 - 18.00 (Hall F)
    Symposium: Respiratory infections due to nontuberculous mycobacteria
  • Tuesday, 30 April 2013
    9.00 -11.00 (Hall B)
    Two presentations in symposium "Ancient diseases and modern biology":
    Paleomicrobiology of tuberculosis: from past to present (H.D. Donoghue, London, UK)
    Proteomic detection of mycobacteria in mummies (A. Corthals, Stony Brook, US)
    11.30 - 12.30 (Hall F)
    Oral session: Mycobacterial diagnosis: from the high burden country to the molecular lab

For more details, please check the ECCMID programme.

ECCMID programme

This is the eighteenth global report on tuberculosis (TB) published by WHO in a series that started in 1997. It provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic and progress in implementing and financing TB prevention, care and control at global, regional and country levels using data reported by 197 countries and territories that account for over 99% of the world’s TB cases.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe launched jointly the fifth report on surveillance and monitoring of tuberculosis (TB) in Europe.

This year’s report highlights two subsets of TB cases that tend to be neglected by routine surveillance: extrapulmonary TB cases (based on data from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) and prisoners with TB (based on Tuberculosis Monitoring and Evaluation (TME) data).

ESCMID PGEC Gaining Expertise on Mycobacterial Infections

Paris, France, May 2013

Course material in the ESCMID OLL

Our ECCMID choice on mycobacterial infections

  • 31 March, 11.00-13.00 (Platinum Suite 1/2)
    Educational Workshop EW18 "The basis of tuberculosis diagnosis and management of cases"
  • 1 April, 7.45-8.45 (Capital Suite H)
    Meet-the-Expert session "Cost efficient diagnosis of tuberculosis: culture, molecular techniques and immunological markers"
  • 1 April, 13.00-14.00 (Meeting Room 8)
    ESGMYC Business Meeting
    All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future ESGMYC activities.2 April, 14.30-15.30 (Capital Suite H)
    Oral Session "Mycobacterial infections: science and medicine"
  • 3 April, 11.30-12.30 (Platinum Suite 3/4)
    1-hour Symposium "Developing new antituberculous drugs"

For more details, please check the ECCMID programme.

ECCMID programme

This handbook consists of nine chapters describing basic techniques in the laboratory diagnosis of tuberculosis. It covers biosafety, quality assurance, latent TB infection, smear microscopy, identification of M. tuberculosis and drug resistance, culture, drug susceptibility testing, and molecular methods.
This first edition is intended to contribute to the harmonisation of diagnostic methods for TB within the EU/EEA.

ECDC Handbook

ESGMYC @ ECCMID/ICC in Milan, IT, May 2011

  • 8 May, 12.30-13.30 (Room Yellow 3)
    ESGMYC Business Meeting
    All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future ESGMYC activities.

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

ECCMID/ICC programme

 

Last update: 05 April 2016

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