ESCMID Weekly News: 27 December 2016
  • Nominations for the TAE Awards for Training Achievements 2017
  • Course on (re-)emerging arbovirus infections, 29 – 31 March in Zagreb
  • CMI highlight: microbiome assessment of medical marijuana
  • Workshop on HAIs, 24 – 25 March in Muscat, Oman

ESCMID Weekly News: 20 December 2016
  • Paper in PLOS criticizes mortality figures in AMR report
  • Check out our first clips with ECCMID 2017 keynote speakers
  • CMI highlight: role of healthcare providers in tackling vaccine hesitancy
  • Veterinary microbiology group publishes its first newsletter

ESCMID Weekly News: 13 December 2016
  • EACS publishes new HIV/AIDS guidelines
  • Parity commission blog posts new entry on baby breaks
  • ESCMID course on bloodstream infections in Nice
  • CMI highlight: validation of SOFA score in sepsis-3 definitions
  • UEMS recognizes new CME/CPD activities for accreditation

ESCMID Weekly News: 6 December 2016
  • ESGAP/ESGBIS: bloodstream infection survey to explore current bacteraemia/candidaemia practices
  • Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp: survey on antibiotic stewardship
  • Institute of Biomedicine of Seville: survey on PCR for CAP
  • Abstract submission for ECCMID 2017 is now closed
  • EUCAST publishes landmark paper on role of WGS in AST
  • CMI highlight: Efficacy, safety of withholding antimicrobials in kids with fever and neutropenia
  • Congress on tropical medicine, microbiology, parasitology, HIV in Cuba

ESCMID Weekly News: 29 November 2016
  • Pan European Networks article about ESCMID's fight against AMR and press release on CMI paper on vaccination
  • Abstract submission deadline for ECCMID 2017 is 30 November
  • TAE award nomination deadline is 5 January 2017 12.00 CET
  • University laboratory in Brussels seeks new head of clinical microbiology
  • CMI highlight: Benzylpenicillin in lymphoma and leukaemia

ESCMID Weekly News: 22 November 2016
  • Press release and article on European Antibiotic Awareness Day
  • Summary of AMR conference jointly organized by ESCMID and ASM
  • Parity Commission seeks new member from 2017
  • CMI highlight: Low response to pentavalent childhood vaccine in Laos
  • Job opening at UCL in Brussels for post-doc in cellular and molecular microbiology
  • ESCMID has a new ECC: a fungal research centre in Sari, Iran

ESCMID Weekly News: 15 November 2016
  • WHO’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week & ECDC’s European Antibiotic Awareness Day
  • Initiatives at EUCIC and ESGAP on EAAD 18 November
  • Antimicrobial resistance – a major topic at ESCMID throughout the year
  • World Antibiotics Awareness Week to raise awareness on the issue

ESCMID Weekly News: 8 November 2016
  • WHO published first global guidelines for prevention of surgical site infection
  • Call for Excellence & Young Investigator Awards closes 15 November
  • CMI highlight: Endpoints for trials comparing antibiotics for bloodstream infection
  • We congratulate the newly elected TAE Steering Committee members
  • Save the date: MENA Beirut conference: 4/5 March 2017

ESCMID Weekly News: 1 November 2016
  • ESCMID Vaccine Study Group EVASG sends out press release on flu vaccination
  • First international One Health Day takes place on 3 November
  • Nearly 100 applications received for ESCMID research grants
  • CMI highlight: Airport door handles and global spread of AMR
  • EFISG comments on JAC antifungal stewardship supplement
  • International conference on infections and prevention in Nanjing

ESCMID Weekly News: 25 October 2016
  • ESCMID booth at ID Week, Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics, Longitude Prize
  • ECDC public consultation on rotavirus vaccination in infancy
  • CMI highlight: costs of an CPE outbreak in London hospitals
  • Call for ESCMID Excellence and Young Investigator Awards closes soon

ESCMID Weekly News: 18 October 2016
  • EMA report on sales of veterinary antibiotics
  • Parity Commission study: Inequality dynamics among CM & ID specialists
  • ESCMID supports post-Ebola project at hospital in Sierra Leone
  • Abstract submission and registration is open for ECCMID 2017

ESCMID Weekly News: 11 October 2016
  • ESCMID published press release on the AMR conference it organized with ASM
  • Last call: research grant applications accepted until 13 October
  • CMI highlight: Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and migration in Europe
  • Trainee Association publishes results of survey among CM/ID trainees

ESCMID Weekly News: 4 October 2016
  • Registration for ECCMID 2017 in Vienna is now open
  • CMI highlight: tigecycline in patients with severe Clostridium difficile infection
  • ESCMID/ASM AMR conference outlines solutions to speed up drug development
  • Call for ESCMID Excellence and Young Investigator Awards open now

ESCMID Weekly News: 27 September 2016

  • UN member states endorse political declaration on antimicrobial resistance
  • The deadline to apply for a research grant closes in two weeks
  • CMI highlight: Discrepancies when GPs recommend vaccinations
  • Médecins Sans Frontières has opening for a laboratory quality manager in Jordan
  • ESCMID observership programme gallery is online now

ESCMID Weekly News: 20 September 2016

  • United Nations General Assembly to discuss antimicrobial resistance
  • ISF/ESCMID Sepsis Award 2017 presented at ECCMID 2017 in Vienna
  • CMI highlight: Risk factors vary in asymptomatic C. difficile colonisation
  • ESCMID/ASM conference on drug development to open in Vienna
  • Successful conclusion of ECDC observership programme in Stockholm

ESCMID Weekly News: 15 September 2016

  • Last call for candidates for TAE steering committee election
  • ESCMID urges the UN to work towards setting binding targets and taking concrete action to effectively fight antimicrobial resistance
  • Antibiotic duration survey by ESCMID Study Group for Antibiotic Policies (ESGAP) and Société de Pathologie Infectieuse de Langue Francaise (SPILF)

ESCMID Weekly News: 6 September 2016

  • Alliance to Save our Antibiotics releases study into resistant E. coli in meat
  • EUCAST publishes tutorial videos on antimicrobial susceptibility testing
  • ECDC publishes reports on whole genome sequencing, lab capacities
  • CMI highlight: challenges of pre-exposure prophylaxis for bacterial STIs

ESCMID Weekly News: 30 Aug 2016

  • ESCMID has a job opening for a Publications & Guidelines Manager
  • Abstract submission for ECCMID 2017 is open now!
  • Register now for the ESCMID/ASM drug development conference
  • CMI highlight: effects of amoxicillin on oral microflora & resistance
  • Call for candidates for the 2016 TAE election is open!


ESCMID Weekly News: 23 Aug 2016

  • ESCMID publishes press release on update of diagnostic guidelines on C. diff
  • UN general assembly to discuss antimicrobial resistance next month
  • CMI highlight: Point-of-care trials & informed consent
  • Abstracts submission for ECCMID 2017 will start in less than a week  


ESCMID Weekly News: 16 Aug 2016

  • Check out our well-qualified and experienced job seekers on our job platform
  • Register now for the ESCMID-ASM drug development conference
  • CMI highlight: Pros and cons of circumcision – an evidence-based overview
  • Results of ESCMID survey on staffing for ID, CM and IC in hospitals


ESCMID Weekly News: 9 Aug 2016

  • ESCMID has three new ECCs, in Dublin, Istanbul and Cairo
  • University Medical Center Groningen offers 16 full-time PhD positions
  • CMI highlight: Rapid resistance test improves MRSA antibiotic therapy
  • ESGAP survey on liability linked to antibiotic prescribing & stewardship


ESCMID Weekly News: 2 Aug 2016

  • Press release on study comparing Staph aureus bacteraemia in men and women
  • ECDC guidelines on prudent antimicrobial use is open for consultation
  • CMI highlight: evolution of hepatitis B infection incidence in France
  • Use the summer break to apply for a 2017 research grant!


ESCMID Weekly News: 26 July 2016

  • Abstract submission deadline for 16th APCCMI in Melbourne is 1 August 2016
  • ESCMID publishes update on diagnostic guidance for CID
  • ESCMID postpones educational courses in Turkey
  • CMI highlight: Tropheryma whipplei associated with diarrhea


ESCMID Weekly News: 19 July 2016

  • New collaborative centre: ID Department at Zhongshan Hospital in Shanghai
  • Summer School 2016: another success story
  • CMI highlight: R&D in the dark: what does it take to make one drug?
  • ESCMID-ASM drug development conference: Last chance to register with early-bird fee!


ESCMID Weekly News: 12 July 2016

  • DG AGRI has issued a call for a new One Health project
  • Early-bird registration deadline for ESCMID-ASM conference is 22 July
  • CMI highlight: What’s wrong with trial design and how can we improve it?
  • RCSI in Ireland opening for academic lead microbiology in Malaysia


ESCMID Weekly News: 5 July 2016

  • Take antibiotic policies study group’s short online survey
  • Use the summer break to apply for a 2017 research grant
  • CMI highlight: herpes zoster infection raises risk for stroke/TIA
  • Call for volunteers to test the abstract system for ECCMID 2017


ESCMID Weekly News: 28 June 2016

  • New post entitled Cheap Talkers and Dumb Mothers in the ESCMID Parity blog
  • Registration now open for ESCMID-ASM drug development conference
  • CMI highlight: gender difference in Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia
  • Application still open for EU-funded PhD positions at Sepsis Academy

ESCMID Weekly News: 21 June 2016

  • ESGAP's antimicrobial stewardship blog from ASM Microbe
  • ESGAP survey on liability linked to antibiotic prescribing & stewardship
  • CMI highlight: mobile phones spreading pathogenic viruses in hospitals
  • Chinese University in Hong Kong has opening for PhD training position

ESCMID Weekly News: 14 June 2016

  • ESCMID’s viral hepatitis group publishes a review on recent clinical trials
  • Royal Society published an report on impact of Brexit referendum
  • ECCMID 2017 Programme Committee selects sessions
  • CMI highlight: Antibiotic de-escalation in bacteraemia, sepsis, VAP
  • Programme for ESCMID-ASM conference on drug development online

ESCMID Weekly News: 7 June 2016

  • Articles in Pharma Times and in the Clinical Services Journal
  • Minutes and the presentation of the Assembly of members
  • PhD positions offered at the European Sepsis Academy
  • Grant deadline for advanced course on antibiotics is 25 June
  • EMA draft on use of colistin in animals open for consultation
  • Abstract submission for IMED in Vienna open until 1 July

ESCMID Weekly News: 31 May 2016

  • BSAC draft guidelines on treatment of multi-resistant Gram-negative infection
  • CMI highlight: the threat posed by plasmid-mediated colistin resistance
  • Drive AB organizes AMR policy meeting 2 June in Amsterdam
  • EORTC offers educational events on diagnostics trials or trial statistics

ESCMID Weekly News: 24 May 2016

  • Gunnar Kahlmeter explains the role of EUCAST, other publications
  • Diagnostic test to win EU Horizon Prize for better use of antibiotics
  • CMI highlight: comparison of fluconazole vs echinocandins in candidemia
  • Check out our gallery for ECCMID 2016

ESCMID Weekly News: 17 May 2016

  • ESCMID has new collaborative centres in Mexico, Australia, Domenican Republic
  • Apply by 24 May for a EU-funded PhD position at the Sepsis Academy
  • CMI Editor-in-Chief welcomes publication of systematic reviews
  • Application for ECDC observership in Stockholm open until 2 June

ESCMID Weekly News: 10 May 2016

  • ESCMID has three new collaborative centres in the Dominican Republic, in France and in India
  • ESGEM group publishes landmark paper on molecular epidemiology
  • Register for individualized medicines course in Tübingen by 20 May
  • You may still get your CMI credits for ECCMID and check out the congress material

ESCMID Weekly News: 3 May 2016

  • ESGICH was responsible for a special issue of the journal Virulence
  • ESCMID endorses epidemiology and infection control course in Bochum
  • Registration deadline for forensics course in Leuven is 16 May
  • Survey on clinical usage of polymyxin antibiotics by University of Illinois
  • Parity Commission's Blog discusses why women reject careers in academic medicine

ESCMID Weekly News: 26 April 2016

  • IDSA, AAN, ACR: Lyme Disease Guidelines
  • ESCMID-ASM antibiotic drug development conference 21 – 23 Sept 2016
  • The registration deadline for the Staphylococcus course in Lyon is 20 May
  • Application for observerships with ECDC in Stockholm opens 2 May

ESCMID Weekly News: 19 April 2016

  • How to access online material from ECCMID 2016
  • EMA to review vancomycin to assess whether to change use
  • Summer School 2016: register at early bird fee until 29 April

ESCMID Weekly News: 5 April 2016

  • Parity Commission publishes study on gender differences in antibiotic prescribing
  • ECCMID: Record number of scientific delegates, CME credits approved!
  • ESCMID’s scientific activities published in 2015/16 Yearbook, new eLibrary
  • Application for observerships with ECDC in Stockholm opens 2 May

ESCMID Weekly News: 29 March 2016

  • ESGBIS study group sends out a press release on European Sepsis Academy
  • ECCMID Pipeline Corner with presentations by early-stage companies
  • ESCMID Research Grants provide funding for successful projects
  • Members may apply for an ESCMID Summer School grant until 1 April

ESCMID Weekly News: 22 March 2016

  • Less than three weeks until ECCMID 2016 in Amsterdam
  • FEMS, ESCMID fellows to receive additional grants
  • Grant deadline for technical IPC workshop is 30 March

ESCMID Weekly News: 15 March 2016

  • Record number of late-breaking abstracts submitted for ECCMID
  • ESCMID meets with Médecins Sans Frontières to develop closer ties
  • University of Birmingham has job openings in AMR

ESCMID Weekly News: 8 March 2016

  • 11th International Meeting on Microbial Epidemiological Markers starts tomorrow
  • You may now register for the TAE Trainees Day at ECCMID
  • New collaborative centre for observerships in Panama
  • The grant deadline for forensics course in Leuven is 18 March

ESCMID Weekly News: 1 March 2016

  • ESGITM article in ID Practitioner about Zika threat
  • The scientific programme for ECCMID is online now
  • Registration for the 15th ESCMID Summer School is open!
  • Registration for technical workshop in Lyon ends 7 March

ESCMID Weekly News: 23 February 2016

  • Antimicrobial breakpoints article in Pharmaceutical Processing
  • EUCAST contributed to ECDC EULabCap assessment report
  • Research projects selected for ESCMID Research Grants
  • New entry on parity commission blog on geographic balance

ESCMID Weekly News: 16 February 2016

  • ESGITM press release on research projects on Zika virus
  • Robert Bonomo from Cleveland wins ESCMID Excellence Award 2016
  • New video clips online highlighting top sessions at ECCMID 2016
  • TAE Award for Training Achievements presented at ECCMID 2016

ESCMID Weekly News: 9 February 2016

  • ESCMID key partner in the EU PREPARE project
  • Young Investigator Awards presented at ECCMID in Amsterdam
  • Scientific programme for IMMEM XI in Portugal online now
  • ESGAP group organizes antimicrobial stewardship course

ESCMID Weekly News: 2 February 2016

  • You may now register for ECCMID 2016 in Amsterdam
  • Parity Commission launches blog “Leveling the field”
  • Grant deadline for technical workshop in Lyon is 8 February

ESCMID Weekly News: 26 January 2016

  • New video clips online highlighting the top sessions at ECCMID 2016
  • ID bioinformatics openings at Imagine Institute for Genetic Diseases in Paris
  • Roche offers job as Global Medical Leader Infectious Diseases in Switzerland

ESCMID Weekly News: 19 January 2016

  • The first clips on scientific highlights at ECCMID 2016 in Amsterdam are online
  • First ECC in Russia: Institute of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy in Smolensk
  • Shahid Beheshti in Tehran seeks microbiology partner for H. pylori project
  • EFSA publishes new call for training in systematic reviews

ESCMID Weekly News: 12 January 2016

  • The ECCMID Programme Committee members are meeting in Munich
  • The early-bird deadline for IMMEM XI in Portugal is 15 January
  • New job position for Professor of Bacteriology at the CHUV in Lausanne

ESCMID Weekly News: 5 January 2016

  • ESCMID’s journal CMI has a new Editor-in-Chief: Leonard Leibovici
  • Submit jour abstract for the IMMEMX XI in Portugal by 15 January
  • The grant deadline for our workshop in Thessaloniki is 8 January