ESCMID newsletter

April 2014

Dear Colleague,
ECCMID will begin in just over two weeks, so now is the time to explore the website and start planning your personal schedule.  We also have a variety of other offerings throughout the year - see this issue of our newsletter and enjoy.

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The Society

Full-time postion: ESCMID Director, Basel, Switzerland

To strengthen the future development of ESCMID we are looking for a person with an entrepreneurial personality and a proven track record in managing complex international organisations and projects. The key responsibility lies in supporting the ESCMID President and the Members of the Executive Committee in achieving the Society’s strategic goals and the day-to-day management of the Executive Office leading a team of 6 international staff members.

New ESCMID Guidelines Director

ESCMID welcomes William W. Hope as the new Guidelines Director as of May 2014 and heartily thanks the outgoing Guidelines Director, Roger Finch, for his engagement over the past two years. The Society has strengthened its commitment in this field as evident from the increased number of guidelines in progress or recently published that are freely available online.


ESCMID events

ECCMID 2014 in Barcelona - get ready for the output!

All ECCMID output (abstracts, posters, talks, handouts) can be accessed through one main hub: the ESCMID Online Lecture Library. From 30 April all accepted ECCMID abstracts are online. Other output follows as available during the congress.

Be part of ECCMID onsite, online, on your way, everywhere!
View the Scientific Programme
See ePoster session offerings - 10 this year!
Register now
Book your hotel

Early-bird registration deadline for ESCMID Summer School on 9 May

This year this ever-popular event is in Sigtuna, Sweden, from 5 – 12 July 2014. Gain valuable knowledge in CM and ID - meet experts - network with and learn from colleagues from all over the world! Early-bird registrations and grant applications accepted until 9 May 2014.

VIII National Congress of Microbiology and Parasitology, the V National Congress of Tropical Medicine, and III International Symposium on HIV / AIDS infection

Following up to last years' commitments in Cuba, ESCMID will sponsor this major event to be held from 14 to 16 October 2014 in the Palace of Conventions in Havana. ESCMID participates in the Organizing Committee and will support attendance grants for young ESCMID members. More information.


Professional Affairs

New opportunity for ESCMID members to visit an Institute in Peru

We are pleased to welcome the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia into our network of ESCMID Collaborative Centres. ESCMID full and Young Scientist members may apply for support to visit the institute for 1 day to 1 month as Observers.

ESCMID members can visit ECDC or WHO in autumn!

Ten visitors to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in Stockholm and ten to WHO Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen will be selected on a first-come first served basis. Applications accepted from 15-30 May 2014.
ESCMID ECDC Observerships
1 - 5 September 2014, Stockholm, Sweden
ESCMID WHO Observerships
30 September - 2 October 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark

Full-time research position: Medical or Clinical Microbiologist, Antwerp, Belgium

The successful candidate will serve as a senior researcher involved in coordinating and setting up a laboratory network providing diagnostics and laboratory support for clinical studies in the European PREPARE project.


Scientific Affairs

New EFWISG Newsletter published

Our Food- and Water-borne Infections group (EFWISG) reports some important news in the run up to ECCMID:

  • EFWISG @ ECCMID 2014 (Educational Workshop, Meet the Expert Session)
  • EFWISG in the Network Corner
  • Annual Business Meeting (11 May, 18:15-19:15, Room 132)
  • Executive Committee Elections
  • New project: EUCODI
  • ECCMID 2015 - call for proposals


ESCMID journals

CMI special issue –The Impact of Vaccines on Public Health

Editorial: The impact of vaccines on public health: the role of ESCMID, M Poljak, R Norrby

Vaccine-preventable diseases: the role of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, P. Kramarz, PL Lopalco, E Huitric, L Pastore Celentano; Actual immunization coverage throughout Europe: are existing data sufficient? PL Lopalco, P Carrillo Santisteve; A cohesive European policy for hepatitis B vaccination, are we there yet? T Lernout, G Hendrickx, A Vorsters, L Mosina, N Emiroglu, P Van Damme; Pneumococcal infection in adults: burden of disease, JJC Drijkoningen, GGU Rohde; Varicella vaccination: a laboured take-off, P Carrillo-Santisteve, PL Lopalco
For 10 more reviews click here.

Best regards,
Your ESCMID Communications Editors


What's up at ESCMID

8 - 10 May 2014
Seva (Barcelona), Spain
Postgraduate Education Course
Antimicrobial Stewardship Programmes: Developing, Implementing & Measuring

10 - 13 May 2014
Barcelona, Spain
24th ECCMID 2014

5 - 6 June 2014
Ljubljana, Slovenia
3rd ESCMID Workshop on Professional Affairs in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

30 June - 4 July 2014
Lyon, France
Postgraduate Technical Workshop
Molecular Typing Methods for Pathogens

4 - 6 July 2014
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Postgraduate Education Course
Bringing PK and PD in Fungal Infections into the Clinic

5 – 12 July 2014
Sigtuna, Sweden
13th ESCMID Summer School

16 - 19 September 2014
Linz, Austria

Postgraduate Technical Workshop
3rd Workshop on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing and Surveillance

19 – 20 September 2014
Beijing, People’s Republic of China

International Conference on Infections and their Prevention

22 - 24 September 2014
Izmir, Turkey

Postgraduate Education Course
Infectious Diseases in the Mediterranean and the Middle East: Current Challenges

29 September - 1 October 2014
Groningen, The Netherlands

Postgradutate Technical Workshop
Anaerobic Bacteria: Next Generation Technology Meets Anaerobic Diagnostics

2 - 3 October 2014
Annecy, France
Postgraduate Education Course
Infection Management in the Elderly: Room for Improvement

6 - 8 October 2014
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Postgraduate Technical Workshop
Advanced Antimicrobial Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Modelling and Simulation

16 - 17 October 2014
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Postgraduate Education Course
Mobility and Infection: Diagnosis and Management

20 - 23 October 2014
Phuket, Thailand

ESCMID-SHEA Training Course in Hospital Epidemiology

22 - 24 October 2014
Vienna, Austria
ESCMID Conference
ESCMID Conference on Reviving Old Antibiotics

29 - 31 October 2014
Grenoble, France
Postgraduate Education Course
Acute Infectious Encephalitis: Challenges in Clinical and Biological Diagnosis

7 - 8 November 2014
Tübingen, Germany
Postgraduate Education Course
How to Design and Perform your Clinical Studies in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology

More ESCMID events

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