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ESCMID Panorama

Current activities

Below you will find a list of some of our current activities.

20 March 2017

Registration now open for interactive TAE round-table session at ECCMID 2017!

In 2017, ESCMID will again hold the TAE Trainees Day. This format is meant to give inspiration to young professionals for their career. A main and popular part of the session is the round tables, which give younger professionals the chance to talk to experts in an informal setting. Participants can sign up for the expert table of their choice to talk about their career and will be able to submit optional questions that the moderator will receive before the session.

link to TAE Day movie
link to TAE Day webpage

Aleksandra Barac
Clinic for Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Clinical Centre of Serbia and
Faculty of Medicine
University of Belgrade
Paola Tatarelli
Division of Infectious Disease
University of Genova
IRCCS San Martino-IST


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The article published in EJCMID showed that about one in five physicians working in medical microbiology and infectious diseases is suffering from burnout, bullying and poor work-life balance. Press release dated 23 February 2017

30 November 2016
New TAE Steering Committee met in November 2016

The TAE Steering Committee is working on a new survey about conducting research as a trainee. We are also expanding our network to reach trainees all over Europe. TAE is also busy planning the TAE Trainees Day for 2017. New this year is a longer (2-hour) round table session as well as inviting twenty local medical students to attract new talent to the CM and ID fields.

We are pleased to announce the results of the TAE SC election 2016. The following candidates were elected by simple majority:

Infectious Diseases
•    Zaira Palacios Baena (Seville, Spain) with 29 of the ID votes
•    Cansu Cimen (Istanbul, Turkey) with 22 of the ID votes

Clinical Microbiology
•    Caroline Rönnberg (Stockholm, Sweden) with 49 of the CM votes
•    Thea-Christin Zapf (Marburg, Germany) with 36 of the CM votes

We congratulate the newly elected TAE SC members and welcome them to the TAE Steering Committee. We would also like to thank all candidates for their interest and active participation in the electoral procedure.

list of TAE Steering Committee

The TAE has recently published the results of a large survey among European trainees in clinical microbiology and infectious disease on training systems and training adequacy. This survey shows high heterogeneity in training conditions in European countries, identifies perceived gaps in training, and suggests areas for improvements. The results can be read here (open access article).

The session included talks by the 2016 Young Investigator Awardees, information relevant to trainees as well as two 1-hour round table sessions moderated by a diverse group of experts in the CM and ID fields. We look forward to another TAE Day at ECCMID 2017.

link to TAE Trainees Day page

18 April 2016
TAE was actively involved in this educational workshop at ECCMID 2016
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate training and assessments in the infection field – a European discussion
11 January 2016
Election results: 2016 TAE Steering Committee

We are pleased to present the two newly elected members who will take office in 2016:

  • David ONG, Resident Clinical Microbiology, UMC Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands (CM)
  • Ceren ATASOY, Resident, Şişli etfal education and research hospital, Istanbul, Turkey (ID)

22 April 2017, 13.16-16.45, Vienna, Austria

Like to get involved?

Are you a trainee in CM or ID or have you finished your specialization of CM/ID less than three years ago? Would you like to join as a representative for your country? Don’t hesitate to contact one of the representatives of the Steering Committee.

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