ESCMID newsletter

February 2014

Dear Colleague,
This issue features the 13 winners of a 2014 ESCMID Research Grant and the two Young Investigator Awardees, Michael Ramharter and Joost Wiersinga. The reviewers are publicly acknowledged. In addition, several special upcoming events will be of interest to CM and ID professionals from all walks of their career. And just out are new guidelines from our C. difficile Study Group, a new job advert and much more.

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The Society

Michael Ramharter and Joost Wiersinga receive ESCMID Young Investigator Award 2014!

These outstanding professionals will be honoured during the Young Investigator Session at ECCMID 2014 in Barcelona on 13 May 2014 from 11.30-12.30 in Hall E. During the session each awardee will hold a lecture on his respective field of work.


Professional Affairs

Registration open and attendance grants available for Professional Affairs Conference!

ESCMID welcomes all those practising in the fields, both senior and junior to the 3rd ESCMID Workshop on Professional Affairs in CM and ID from 5-6 June in Ljubljana. Objectives are to: review the status of the specialities, Clinical/Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, across Europe and to discuss initiatives to improve the organisational basis for medical practice in our disciplines.

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Veterinary Infectious Diseases

This full-time permanent position is at the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) and targets those who are research-active in Zoonotic/infectious diseases.


ESCMID events

Save the date - ESCMID Conference on Reviving Old Antibiotics!

On 22 - 24 October 2014 top experts will meet in Vienna, Austria, to present and summarise currently available knowledge regarding optimised clinical use of off-patent antibiotics and will discuss gaps of knowledge and future areas of research as well as adapting breakpoints, enriching treatment guidelines, and implications for regulatory issues.

Especially for young professionals - ESCMID Summer School!

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

ECCMID 2014 - Registration savings until 17 March - Stage set for more record breaking!

With a record number of abstracts submitted of over 4500 from over 100 countries, ECCMID 2014 looks to break records for global attendance and scientific content. Register and be a part of it!  17 March: Regular fee registration


Scientific Affairs

Welcome, Research Grantees 2014! Thank you, Reviewers!

ESCMID proudly presents the 13 Research Grantees for 2014. They were selected from a record number of 145 submitted applications.
A big THANK YOU goes to the 137 Reviewers without whom a diligent evaluation would not have been possible. They are acknowledged on the grants website.

Update on treatment of CDI - New guidelines article by ESGCD!

Our Clostridium difficile group, ESGCD, has published this document as supplement to ESCMID's society journal Clinical Microbiology and Infection: Vol 20, I s2, pages 1–26, March 2014. In the "Medical Guidelines" section of the website, you can find all details and links to the free full text.

New EPASG Newsletter published

Our PK/PD of Anti-Infectives group (EPASG) reports about interesting developments:

  • New knowledge resource
  • High-level conference
  • EPASG @ ECCMID 2014
  • Publications
  • Become EPASG member


ESCMID journals

CMI – February themed section

Editorial: Microbe discovery: lessons from the past, M Drancourt

The greatest steps towards the discovery of Vibrio cholerae, D Lippi,E Gotuzzo; Steps towards the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis by Robert Koch, 1882, E Cambau, M Drancourt; Plague history: Yersin's discovery of the causative bacterium in 1894 enabled, in the subsequent century, scientific progress in understanding the disease and the development of treatments and vaccines, T Butler; The rediscovery of smallpox, C Thèves, P Biagini, E Crubézy

Best regards,
Your ESCMID Communications Editors


What's up at ESCMID

28 February - 1 March 2014
Istanbul, Turkey
Postgraduate Education Course
Viral Hepatitis: Recent Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment

5 - 7 March 2014
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Postgraduate Education Course
Principles of Molecular Microbiological Diagnostics

17 - 19 March 2014
Marseille, France
Postgraduate Education Course
Practical Diagnosis of Arthropod-Borne Infections

27 - 28 March 2014
Seville, Spain
Postgraduate Education Course
Bloodstream Infections: Management and Research

2 - 5 April 2014
Erice, Italy
Postgraduate Education Course
Infections by Legionella: Surveillance, Prevention and Control

25 - 26 April 2014
São Paulo, Brazil
Postgraduate Education Course
Educational Programme on Transplant Infectious Diseases

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 - 18 September 2014
Linz, Austria

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

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: A Wide 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

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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