19th ESCMID Summer School

4 - 11 September 2021, Carcavelos, Portugal


Please not that the 19th ESCMID Summer School was originally planned to take place in July of 2020, however has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A one-week course dedicated to postgraduate and continuing medical education. The programme covers a broad range of topics in clinical microbiology and infectious diseases and will interest young MDs at the end of their specialty training as well as biologists, pharmacists, PhD students and postdoctoral fellows working in the infection field.


Registration will open in mid 2021, with only 80 places available.

The feasibility of the Summer School happening in person will be decided prior to the opening of the registration, depending on the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic at that time. It is expectied that this announcement and subsequent opening of the registration will be made in May of 2021.

We thank your ESCMID members for their understanding of this later-than-usual opening of registration.

Case Study Preparation

Participants are requested to submit an abstract of a case or their research work as part of registration. All participants will present their cases or research projects during the course. The case/research project should come from the professional experience of the participant, be of practical relevance and have some educational value.

The abstract template for upload during registration can be found here.

Detailed guidance on on the presentation itself can be found in the Guidance Document.

CME Accreditation

The organisers will apply for CME accreditation of this event EACCME.
In order to claim points, each participant must fill in the signing sheet before each session.

About Carcavelos

(Via visitportugal.com)

Carcavelos is located on the Estoril coast approximately 12 kilometres from Lisbon.

With the São Julião da Barra Fort dominating at one end, Carcavelos Beach is the largest expanse of sand on the Estoril coast and regularly hosts beach volleyball and football competitions.

Given its proximity to Lisbon and easy means of access, Carcavelos Beach is highly popular during the summer while in winter it is mostly given over to the surfing and bodyboarding communities, brought in by the excellent conditions here.

Next to the Beach, there is a wide choice of renowned restaurants in addition to bars and terraces just perfect for some quality time in the sun.

Course Venue and Participant Accommodation

Course Venue

Riviera Hotel
R. Bartolomeu Dias
2775-551 Carcavelos, Portugal



Participant Accommodation

Hotel Praia Mar
R. Gurué 16
2775-581 Carcavelos, Portugal


Travelling to Carcavelos

Carcavelos is very close to Lisbon, only 25 minutes by car/taxi and approximately 45 minutes by train.

The closest international airport is Lisbon Potela Airport.

TAP Air Portugal has agreed to offer a discount to the participants, who make their flight booking and buy their ticket exclusively through TAP Air Portugal’s website.

Use the code IT20TPCG53 to save up to 15% on economy and business fares.

See the offer and terms and conditions here.


William Caddy

ESCMID Executive Office
P.O. Box 214
4010 Basel, Switzerland
Phone +41 61 508 01 54
Email william.caddy[at]escmid.org