News prior to 2010
Here you will find the Society news from 2005-2010.
EU calls for Health topics in FP7
We’d like to draw your attention especially to the following Health calls with various topics in the infection field.
On 8 July 2009 the Commission adopted the proposal to increase vaccination coverage in risk groups to 75% by 2015. The proposal is available for download in English, French and German.
European travellers continue to put their health at risk
ESCMID has just released a communication on travel-related illness, which will be distributed among the press to raise awareness among the public.
download press release
New EUCAST website gives harmonized susceptibility testing breakpoints
Find detailed information including harmonized MIC breakpoints for all widely used agents as well as breakpoints for new agents. Information on current development of a EUCAST disk diffusion method is also given.
European Council 2009 meeting
In the minutes from the 17 May 2009 meeting in Helsinki, Finland you can read about projects such as planned joint symposia with national European societies.
ECCMID 2009 Opinion Poll - 599 participated
We thank all those who took the time to fill out the poll. Numerous suggestions were given that will be evaluated for inclusion into next year's programme.
results of multiple-choice questions
ESCMID participates in Latino-American workshops on antimicrobial resistance
The ESCMID/API Workshop in Caracas was a success with over 100 young participants and faculty. ESCMID delegates also travelled to northern Venezuela to participate in another workshop on bacterial resistance in hospitals.
International IACMAC/ESCMID Conference on Antimicrobial Therapy - over 1000 participants
This fifth joint conference was held on 24-26 May 2009 in Moscow, Russia. IACMAC is an ESCMID-affiliated Society, which has established programmes of regional and interregional antibiotic resistance monitoring in Russia.
Webcasts available for 2nd International Day of Fighting Infections
The webcasts of the presentations from the symposium in Malta are now available online. Well-renown speakers discussed the contagion scare in the past, present and future.
You can apply now for Observerships!
Observerships are for ESCMID members intending to visit one of the 25 ESCMID Collaborative Centres from one day to one month to learn good clinical and/or laboratory practice. Applicants can apply now through the website.
ECCMID late breaker session on Swine Flu
Should we expect the unexpected from Influenza? The webcast for the late-breaker session on Swine Flu is now freely available on the website.
ESCMID/The Lancet press release
ESCMID statement on Swine Flu
As the world reacts to the appearance of human cases of Swine Influenza A (H1N1), ESCMID calls for vigilance and international networking.
download press statement
ESCMID is a partner in TROCAR, a new European FP7 project
In February 2009, more than 20 researchers met in Barcelona to draw up plans for the 3-year project on antimicrobial resistance and set up the work plan.
News in 2008
Here you will find the Society News from 2008 since the relaunch of the website.