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Vienna, October 27: Delegates at a major international conference held in Vienna last week and convened by the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), have identified and agreed a number of key actions which need to be taken urgently, if old, off patent antibiotics are to be usefully and safely drafted into the battle to combat increasing levels of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) by ‘superbugs’ which are a growing threat to life across the world.

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European Medicines Agency completes review of polymyxin-based medicines
Recommendations issued for safe use in patients with serious infections resistant to standard antibiotics

October 22: From today, Vienna plays host to a major international conference, convened by the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), where researchers, academics and representatives from pharmaceutical companies and national medical agencies will explore the potential and pitfalls of using older antibiotics to tackle the growing global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), by reviewing the properties of these with modern techniques.

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For the first time the annual Excellence Award from the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) which recognizes outstanding contributions in the fields of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases is being given to a woman, Dr Ilaria Capua, for her crucial work on influenza.

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As the world’s largest gathering on infectious diseases takes place in Barcelona, the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) welcomed its new President who was officially inaugurated today. Professor Murat Akova starts his two year term as President ..

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PRESS RELEASE 24th ECCMID: 10 May 2014
Europeans Largest Conference on Infectious Disease and Microbiology (10 - 13 May 2014, Barcelona, Spain)

Europe’s largest conference on infectious diseases opens today in Barcelona with more than 10,000 experts gathering to share latest knowledge and practice to improve the fight against infectious diseases in Europe and around the world.

Press kit ECCMID 2014