ESCMID newsletter

June 2014

Dear Colleague,
We are pleased to present the ECCMID photo gallery where you will find 100 pictures of participants enjoying the activities at ECCMID 2014 in Barcelona. Already plan to attend the forthcoming ECCMIDs - dates are set through 2018. Members can also now register for the Conference on Reviving Old Antibiotics in October. Other important upcoming events include the 3rd ESCMID Vaccines Conference in 2015 as well as a variety of courses all over Europe. We have also just selected 20 Observers to visit ECDC and WHO. ESCMID encourages you to take a few moments to fill out the ESGNI survey on "precaution and isolation measures" as well as to look at update of our "fighting resistance" website. And last but not least, an important supplement on fungal infections has recently been published in CMI. Read this and more in the newsletter!

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ESCMID events

Picture Gallery of the 24th ECCMID 2014 in Barcelona

See impressions from the record-breaking ECCMID 2014! Not only did participants get the latest updates in their field, but they got a chance to network and exhange ideas! Presentations, posters and much more are all available online.

ECCMID 2015 in Copenhagen from 25-28 April 2015!

Start planning now to attend. Our Programme Committee is already working to bring you the best scientific and educational experience for the CM and ID specialist in 2015. And now that ECCMID is the largest congress worldwide in the field, you cannot afford to miss the networking opportunities.

ESCMID Conference on Reviving Old Antibiotics - Registration open, abstracts accepted!

ESCMID is organising the first Conference on Reviving Old Antibiotics in Vienna, Austria, from 22-24 October 2014. Until June 30, the registration is open to ESCMID members only. After July 1, ESCMID members and non-members may both register. Do you want to take part? Register and submit a poster abstract online (before 31 July 2014) on the conference website.

ESCMID Conference on Vaccines: Vaccines for Mutual Protection!

This conference will bring together world-leading experts to debate the many-sided correlations between vaccines, medicine and society at the dawn of the third millennium. This third edtion on vaccines takes place from 6 - 8 March 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal. Stay updated on Registration and abstract submission will open in Summer 2014!


Professional Affairs

20 Observers selected to visit ECDC and WHO in autumn

ESCMID is pleased to announce that 10 ESCMID members will visit the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in Stockholm, Sweden from 1-5 September and 10 will visit the DCE WHO regional office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark from 30 September - 2 October.
ESCMID WHO Observers


Scientific Affairs

ESGNI survey on precaution & isolation measures – take part!

Deadline: 4 September 2014
During ECCMID 2014, 177 participants from 53 countries completed the survey of the ESCMID Study Group for Nosocomial Infections (ESGNI). The preliminary results are promising, so we call on you to also complete the survey. Your input is crucial to help determine ESCMID's future activities in this field.

News on the ESCMID website on fighting resistance

  • The World Alliance against Antibiotic Resistance (WAAAR) has just released its WAAAR Declaration.
  • The Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics and the Antibiotic Resistance Coalition (ARC) have just been added to the list of initiatives active in the field of combatting antimicrobial resistance.
  • WHO has adopted a resolution on antimicrobial drug resistance on its World Health Assembly 2014.


ESCMID journals

CMI Special Issue: Invasive Fungal Infections - Epidemiology and Treatment (June 2014)

This supplement was commissioned and funded by ESCMID and is freely available online.
Global trends in the distribution of Candida species causing candidemia, J Guinea; Antifungal stewardship in invasive Candida infections, M Ruhnke; The role of primary antifungal prophylaxis in patients with haematological malignancies, L Pagano, M Caira; Antifungal pre-emptive strategy for high-risk neutropenic patients: why the story is still ongoing, C Cordonnier,C Robin, A Alanio, S Bretagne; Difficulties with molecular diagnostic tests for mould and yeast infections: where do we stand? A Alanio, S Bretagne; Update on antifungal resistance in Aspergillus and Candida, MC Arendrup, Susceptibility testing in Aspergillus species complex, C Lass-Flörl, Antifungal drug resistance mechanisms in pathogenic fungi: from bench to bedside, M Cuenca-Estrella, Mucormycosis – from the pathogens to the disease, U Binder, E Maurer, C Lass-Flörl; Epidemiology of mucormycosis in Europe, G Petrikkos, A Skiada, M Drogari-Apiranthitou; Why is mucormycosis more difficult to cure than more common mycoses? A Katragkou, TJ Walsh, E Roilides

Most recent New Microbes and New Infections articles

Since the May newsletter these NMNI articles have been published.

Best regards,
Your ESCMID Communications Editors


What's up at ESCMID

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

6 - 8 March 2015
Lisbon, Portugal

3rd ESCMID Conference on Vaccines - Vaccines for Mutual Protection

25 - 28 April 2015
Copenhagen, Denmark


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