Press releases

Several international societies come together to remove another glass ceiling for women in medicine and science:

Members of ESCMID, the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS), the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID), and the Swiss Society of Infectious Diseases (SSI) have teamed up to address the issue of unintended gender bias of early-career awards. They have released a joint position paper with recommendations on how to deal fairly with career breaks, whether full-time or just reduced workload, when assessing eligibility for these early-career awards.


This paper was the basis for the creation of the ESCMID CAREer grant aimed to support those individuals who want to advance their scientific career and have started a family.


You can read about the CAREer grant here

You can read the full press release from the authors here

And read the joint paper here

ESCMID COVID-19 vaccination position statement

ESCMID has released a statement addressing the society's current position on COVID-19 vaccination.

The statement can be read here.