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2018 Award for Excellence in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

In 2018, ESCMID will again sponsor one Award for Excellence in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases to recognize an outstanding track record in the infection disciplines. We are now accepting nominations until 11 October 2017, 12.00 noon CET!


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We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 Award!

Thierry François Calandra, MD, PhD
Infectious Diseases Service
Department of Medicine
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV)
Lausanne, Switzerland

His research interests include innate immunity, sepsis and bacterial and fungal infections in critically ill and ICU patients as well as immunocompromised hosts. He will hold his keynote lecture Sepsis: making progress, but not yet there! at ECCMID 2017 on Sunday, 23 April 2017 at 14:30.

Read more about his achievements

List of previous awardees


This award recognizes and rewards an outstanding lifetime contribution in the areas of science, education or professional affairs in clinical microbiology and/or infectious diseases.

Eligibility criteria

Nominees for the award must be senior scientists who are professionally active and prepared to give a keynote lecture during the 28th ECCMID 2018. Members of the ESCMID Executive Committee are ineligible during their term of office and for 2 years thereafter.

What you need for the nomination

All documentation is to be submitted electronically and no hard copies are required. When submitting, please have the following documentation ready and make sure you have uploaded the correct documents. After the deadline, you cannot make changes to any part of your nomination.

  • One PDF file (NomineeSurname.pdf, max. 4MB) including documents in the following order:
    1) Biographical sketch of the nominee (maximum two pages).
    2) Summary and analysis of the nominee's major contributions to science, education or public health in the field of clinical microbiology and/or infectious diseases.
    3) List of the 10 major original publications in refereed journals.

  • Two letters of support from individuals outside the nominating institution (Supporter1Surname_support1.pdf and Supporter2Surname_support2.pdf, max. 4MB).  

  • A colour photograph of at least 4 x 6 cm with 300 dpi resolution for publication (NomineeSurname_NomineeFirstname.tiff, .eps or .jpg, max. 4MB).

Presentation and announcement of the award

The award will be presented at the Welcome Ceremony by the ESCMID President at the 28th ECCMID 2018 in Madrid.  A dedicated session will also be held during which the awardee will give a 40-minute lecture. The award winner will also be announced through all ESCMID communication channels.

Online nomination for Excellence Award

All medical schools and institutions active in the field of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases, ESCMID's affiliated societies, ESCMID members as well as ESCMID Subcommittees and Study Groups are encouraged to nominate candidates for the award.

Nominate an outstanding individual for the Excellence Award

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