ESCMID newsletter

January 2013

Dear Colleague,
With the start of the New Year, ESCMID is now running at top speed and is pleased to present you with a wide range of offerings from our Society below.

Problems viewing this email?

Go to ESCMID Newsletter to read this issue on the ESCMID Website.



Equal rights for everyone? Parity Survey results online

In 2012 the ESCMID Parity Commission launched a questionnaire survey to investigate forms of discrimination with respect to country, gender and ethnicity among medical professionals in hospitals and universities carrying out activities in the clinical microbiology (CM) and infectious diseases (ID) fields. Overall, we included 1274 professionals. The majority of respondents (68%) stated that discrimination is present in medical science.

2nd Conference on Invasive Fungal Infections – a great success!

The 225 conference participants profited from the discussion of key issues on invasive fungal infections. Webcasts and presentations from more than 25 talks will be available soon in the Online Lecture Library and pictures are already online.

Back to school - ESCMID Summer School registration open!

Plan to join us in Vravrona, Greece, from 6 – 13 July 2013. We have an exciting interactive programme lined up covering diverse topics in CM/ID as well as career advice. Especially tailored to young MDs and scientists! Registration and grant applications are accepted until 10 May 2013.

Interested in "Antimicrobial Stewardship in Hospitals"?

If so, then register by 1 March 2013 for the popular annual pre-ECCMID course on this topic. This year it is in Zeuthen near Berlin from 25-26 April 2013. Attendance grant applications are also accepted until 1 March 2013.

New ESCMID instructions - get answers

Do you have a good project idea and need funding? Does your network need administrative or financial support? Do you want to organise an outstanding educational or scientific event? The ESCMID Operating Procedures (EOPs) answer these and more questions. New to the collection: EOPs for Medical Guidelines and EOPs for EU Calls 

From meningitis to all infectious diseases of the brain - EMESG becomes ESGIB

At the general assembly of EMESG 2012 members decided to broaden EMESG's focus from meningitis to include other infectious diseases of the central nervous system. So we have now joined forces with colleagues interested in encephalitis to form a new Study Group called ESCMID Study Group for Infectious Diseases of the Brain (ESGIB). The ESGIB Executive Committee invites you to join and contribute to our activities!

ESGAP Survey on Endocarditis Treatment - respond to survey in just 1 minute by 31 January 2013

The survey focuses on therapeutics areas of uncertainty, such as gentamicin use, oral antibiotic therapy, first-line treatment of MRSA and E. faecalis endocarditis.



Final Programme now online - ECCMID 2013, Berlin

From Keynotes to Clinical Grand Rounds to offerings for trainees - this progarmme has everything for the CM and ID specialist! Make the most of your time at the Congress and plan ahead using the personal programme tool.

New! Eposters at ECCMID 2013, Berlin

For the first time interactive e-Poster sessions will be offered on various hot topics. In total we will have 12 interactive sessions. Each ePoster session will be visible the full day of the presentation on four ePoster terminals. Authors will be at the ePoster terminal during the session. More information will be available on topics in February.


CMI - Clinical Microbiology and Infection

CMI Hot Topic freely available! Knowledge versus consensus: the endocarditis prophylaxis paradigm, D Grisoli, D Raoult

Antibiotic prophylaxis against endocarditis used to be implemented according to outdated ideas, based on the limited knowledge available in ancient times...

    CMI – January highlights

    Themed Section - Emerging new technologies in clinical virology, Editorial: G. Antonelli
    Reviews: The microarray technology: facts and controversies, N Lévêque, F Renois, L. Andréoletti; Next-generation sequencing technology in clinical virology, MR Capobianchi, E Giombini, G Rozera; Applying proteomic technology to clinical virology, C Mancone, F Ciccosanti, C Montaldo, AB Perdomo, M Piacentini, T Alonzi, GM Fimia, M Tripodi; European quality clearance of new microbiological diagnostics, M Ieven, R Finch, A van Belkum


      Employment Opportunity

      New job opportunity on the ESCMID job platform

      Open PhD fellowship in Medical Bacteriology / Pharmacology

      Institute for Infectious Diseases, University of Bern, Switzerland


      Best regards,
      Your ESCMID Communications Editors


      What's up at ESCMID

      25 - 27 February 2013
      Geneva, Switzerland

      ESCMID Postgraduate Technical Workshop
      Prevention and Clinical Management of Healthcare-Associated Infections in ‘Real’ Life – a Patient-Centered Perspective

      22 - 24 March 2013
      Prague, Czech Republic

      ESCMID Conference
      2nd ESCMID Conference on The Impact of Vaccines on Public Health

      23 - 24 March 2013
      Limassol, Cyprus

      ESCMID Postgraduate Course
      Endemic and Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Mediterranean Countries

      25 - 26 April 2013
      Zeuthen near Berlin, Germany

      ESCMID Postgraduate Course
      Antimicrobial stewardship in hospitals

      27 - 30 April 2013
      Berlin, Germany

      Event of the year 2013
      23rd ECCMID Berlin

      24 - 25 May 2013
      Madrid, Spain

      ESCMID Postgraduate Course
      Educational Programme on Transplant Infectious Diseases

      27 - 29 May 2013
      Paris, France

      ESCMID Postgraduate Course
      Gaining Expertise on Mycobacterial Infections

      30 - 31 May 2013
      Rome, Italy

      ESCMID Postgraduate Course
      Infections in the Elderly: Prevention and Management

      31 May - 1 June 2013
      Nafplio, Greece

      ESCMID Postgraduate Course
      Hot Topics on Infections in the Critically Ill Patient

      17 - 21 June 2013
      Porto, Portugal
      ESCMID Postgraduate Technical Workshop
      Technical Workshop for Basic and Clinical Parasitology

      20 - 22 June 2013
      Sibiu, Romania

      ESCMID Postgraduate Course
      Antifungal Resistance and Its Challenges in the Management of Invasive Fungal Infections

      More ESCMID events

      ESCMID Executive Office
      P.O. Box 214
      4010 Basel
      Phone +41 61 5080 173
      The ESCMID Newsletter is issued on behalf of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) by the ESCMID Executive Office. It contains announcements of ESCMID-related matters and other information of interest to professionals in the infection field.
      You have received this email as a contact of ESCMID or one of its affiliated societies. You can unsubscribe or change your newsletter subscriptions here.