ESCMID newsletter

October 2013

Dear Colleague,
Have a look at our new journal, New Microbes and New Infections (NMNI), the first issue just went online! We are pleased to announce that ECCMID 2014 registration is now open and that all persons with an ESCMID login/membership can use this for ECCMID registration! Our newsletter also includes various initiatives in the CM and ID fields. Enjoy this issue!

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The Society

First issue of new ESCMID journal, New Microbes and New Infections (NMNI), is now online!!

And you can read it FREE online. This new journal serves the field as a peer-reviewed , open access journal for rapid dissemination of the latest research with a particular focus on new genomes, new microbes, and new technology applied to the diagnosis of infectious/tropical diseases.



Professional Affairs

Newly approved ESCMID Collaborative Centre (ECC) in South Africa

ESCMID’s intention is to increase the number of ECCs outside Europe. Just recently ESCMID welcomed the University of Cape Town, South Africa (Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV) as a new ECC. Visit further ECCs outside Europe and to learn good clinical and/or laboratory practice: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Sousse, Tunisia.  

21 days until the application deadline for the TAE Awards for Training Achievements!

If you are still in specialty training and 35 years-of-age or younger, consider applying by 12 November! The award includes free registration for any ESCMID 2014 educational activity up to a maximum value of EUR 1'000. For courses costing less, remaining funds may be used for a journal subscription. Additionally up to EUR 500 will be reimbursed for travel expenses to the educational event.

Test yourself, CM/ID trainees! Full quiz online until 31 October!

After the successful completion of the pilot edition in 2012, the Trainees Association of ESCMID is back with a full online quiz! In view of a future European curriculum and ultimately a Pan-European exam, test your knowledge with an online educational quiz in European exam style. There are three difficulty levels for trainees at all stages of training.


ESCMID events

ECCMID 2014 - Register by 30 January for discount!

What are the latest scientific developments in your field? Register now for ECCMID where you can find out! New and improved this year: Your ESCMID login can be used on the ECCMID website - this will save you time!
Upcoming ECCMID Deadlines:
10 December: Abstract submission
11 December: ECCMID Travel Grant application
30 January: Early-bird registration


Scientific Affairs

ESCMID welcomes new Study Group for staphylococci (ESGS) - join now!

This group starts its activities in the field of staphylococci and staphylococcal disease. To find out more about their planned activities or join this group, check out the website!

Two open scientific surveys - thanks for your participation!

Two ESCMID Study Groups currently run scientific surveys and look forward to your participation:

  • Last days: Salvage treatment for infections of critically ill patients (ESGCIP). Deadline: 1 November 2013
  • Newly opened: Infection control precaution measures and patient isolation (ESGNI). Deadline: 19 January 2014


Journal: Clinical Microbiology and Infection

CMI – November themed section

Editorial Foreseeing the future in infectious diseases: can we? M. Paul

Modelling in infectious diseases: between haphazard and hazard, A Neuberger, M Paul, A Nizar, D Raoult; Mathematical modelling and prediction in infectious disease epidemiology, A. Huppert, G Katriel; An overview of Internet biosurveillance, DM Hartley,NP Nelson, RR Arthur, P Barboza, N Collier, N Lightfoot, JP Linge, E van der Goot, A Mawudeku, LC Madoff, L Vaillant, R Walters, R Yangarber, J Mantero, CD Corley, JS Brownstein; Modelling during an emergency: the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, BY Lee, LA Haidari, MS Lee

Best regards,
Your ESCMID Communications Editors


What's up at ESCMID

16 November 2013
Tübingen, Germany
ESCMID Symposium
Antibiotic Awareness, quality prescribing & infection control in clinical practice

20 - 22 November 2013
Barcelona, Spain
ESCMID Conference on Escherichia coli: An Old Friend with New Tidings

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 Technical Workshop
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
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

27 - 28 June 2014
Tübingen, Germany
Postgraduate Education Course
How to Design and Perform your Clinical Studies in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology

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

More ESCMID events

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