ESCMID newsletter

March 2014

Dear Colleague,
With the official start of spring just behind us, ESCMID is right in the middle of its high season. Please read our newsletter to find out what the Society and our networks are up to.

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The Society

ESCMID President, Gunnar Kahlmeter receives BSAC's 2014 Garrod Medal

On Thursday 20 March, Gunnar Kahlmeter gave his award speech at BSAC's annual spring meeting. This honour is given to individuals who are an international authority in the field of antimicrobial chemotherapy.

Assembly of Members 2014

The invitation and agenda for the upcoming Assembly of Members is now available. On Monday, 12 May 2014, 18:30 h – 20:00 important topics will be presented and decisions made. The Executive Committee invites you to get involved. To attend you need to be an ESCMID member!


ESCMID events

ECCMID 2014 in Barcelona stands to break all previous records

With a record number of 4500 abstracts being submitted from over 100 countries, ECCMID 2014 looks set to break previous records for both global attendance and scientific content.
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2014 online course in biofilms!

In fall 2014 ESGB is offering the next online course: 'Bacterial Biofilms and Their Role in Chronic Diseases' in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen. The course can be followed by Masters and PhD students as well as professionals that meet the admission criteria. Application deadline is in June 2014.

Early-career scientists head north to the 2014 ESCMID Summer School

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! Registrations and grant applications are accepted until 9 May 2014.

ESCMID teams up with CMA, ISID and The Lancet Infectious Diseases in Beijing, China

The International Conference on Infections and their Prevention will be held on 19-20 September 2014. All those interested in this area will find a wide range of topics such as care bundles in infection control, rapid diagnosis, vaccines and much more.


Professional Affairs

¡Hola! trainees - share your knowledge with peers and seniors!

Back by popular demand at the 2014 ECCMID in Barcelona, this 4th edition of the Trainees Day covers the following topics: STDs, the silent threat of bioterrorism, challenges of outbreak detection and response, sepsis from CM and ID perspective. Time & place: 10 May 2014, 13.30-16.45, Room 133/134.

More funding for intercontinental Observership visits

In response to our increasing number of international Collaborative Centres, we have updated our funding rules. New reimbursement rules for intercontinental Observerships are effective from 11 March 2014.

Three winners of the 2014 TAE Awards for Training Achievements!

We are pleased to present the award recipients below and wish them all the best for their professional future in CM and ID.
-Liliana Praticò, Pavia, Italy
-Neven Papić, Zagreb, Croatia
-Erlangga Yusuf, Brussels, Belgium

Research Technician - Microbiology

This full-time temporary position in the UK includes screening of anti-RSV and anti-Aspergillus compounds, biomarker analysis and daily lab maintenance.
Successful candidates will be working on the following research project: Discovery of novel anti-fungus or anti-RSV medicine.


Scientific Affairs

ESGAP's new website - Antimicrobial Stewardship Open Virtual Learning Community

This AS-OVLC is an open-access web-based resource that has been created to provide information and tools to foster antimicrobial stewardship among healthcare professionals.

Your comments, constructive feedback and your participation in the ongoing surveys and debates are encouraged. Our aim is to provide you with a useful site for your daily practice within an antimicrobial stewardship program or as an Infectious Disease physician.

ESCMID supports WHO's global campaign SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands

For 5 May 2014, WHO asks you to join in highlighting the role of hand hygiene in combatting antimicrobial resistance (AMR). WHO invites you to participate in two global surveys and in many other actions. Find out more on our Fighting Resistance page or on the WHO campaign website.


ESCMID journals

CMI – April themed section

Editorial: Tropical parasitic diseases and immunosuppression, E. Bottieau

Interactions between malaria and human immunodeficiency virus anno 2014, J-P Van geertruyden; Leishmaniasis in immunosuppressed individuals, J van Griensven,E Carrillo, R López-Vélez, L Lynen, J Moreno, Chagas disease in the immunosuppressed patient, R Lattes, MB Lasala

CMI – Infection Hot Topic

Has Hajj-associated Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus transmission occurred? The case for effective post-Hajj surveillance for infection
H Rashid, MI Azeem, L Heron, E Haworth, R Booy, ZA Memish

Best regards,
Your ESCMID Communications Editors


What's up at ESCMID

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 - 19 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: 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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