Educational News

Update on ESCMID Education Subcommittee

ESCMID Education Subcommittee has recently undergone significant changes regarding its structure and activities. ESCMID Education Subcommittee is now divided into two working groups: ESCMID eAcademy Working Group and ESCMID Courses Working Group. Both of these working groups will have a chairperson who will sit on the ESCMID Education Subcommittee board with Education Officer Emmanuelle Cambau and Education Director Mary Horgan.


You can see the full outline in the official letter here.


Prof. Mary Horgan has been appointed as the new Director of the Education Subcommittee

We welcome Prof. Mary Horgan as the new ESCMID Education Director. In this new role, she will shape the development of the ESCMID eAcademy and other educational activities.


Prof. Mary Horgan is the President of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, former Dean of the School of Medicine at UCC and Consultant Physician in Infectious Diseases at Cork University Hospital. She was the first woman to be appointed as Dean of the Medical School in University College Cork. Prof. Horgan was also elected as President of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, the first women to hold this position since the College`s foundation in 1654. She has served as a ministerial appointment on a number of health service-related National boards.


Educational activities

ESCMID strongly supports individuals active in the field of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases with their postgraduate and continuing medical education (CME). You can benefit from diverse formats:



Postgraduate Courses and Workshops

Two- to four-day events that focus on specific clinical or laboratory issues. Organizers can be ESCMID Study Groups, related professional societies or individual ESCMID members under the auspices and with the financial support of ESCMID. These events are open for everyone interested in the fields of clinical microbiology or infectious diseases.

Current ESCMID courses and workshops

Summer School

An interactive one-week course dedicated to postgraduate and continuous medical education in the field of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases. A high faculty-student ratio as well as student case presentations and pro-con sessions are some the Summer School features that make it so popular.

It targets young MDs at the end of their specialty training, pharmacists and biologists, PhD students and postdoctoral fellows working in the infection field.

Current Summer School


Education Activities at the ECCMID

The European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases is the yearly congress of the Society.

Educational Workshops provide you with state-of-the-art knowledge in interactive sessions and with print material to take home.

Meet-the-Expert Sessions bring you in close contact with experts to the chosen topic. You will participate in guiding the sessions dedicated to discussion.

Current ECCMID

ESCMID eLibrary

The ESCMID eLibrary contains scientific and educational presentations from ESCMID events. You will find:

  • Materials from ECCMIDs, ESCMID conferences and courses
  • Audio, video, slides & transcripts from selected presentations

All material in the ESCMID eLibrary is available for free to ESCMID members.

ESCMID eLibrary

ESCMID Websymposium

Here you will find the programmes and links to all of the websymposiums hosted by ESCMID

Check out our ESCMID eAcademy for all online materials here


ESCMID Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate

The Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate provides meta- and European level competency in Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) through a 2-year training programme.


More information can be found here.


ESCMID Academy

Access educational materials, eLearning activities, accredited Live webinar sessions with polls and chat on the ESCMID Academy