Study Group Websymposia

Here you can see the list of upcoming Websymposia that are organised by our ESCMID Study Groups as well as find the links to register or join the live event. Each is recorded and available upon request as well as in the ESCMID eLibrary following the live event.


EFWISG Educational Websymposium: Planning your research and manuscript writing more efficiently

Organised by EFWISG


January 23 at 12:00-13:00 CET


Chairs: Merica Carev and Stefan Zimmermann


  • Most common mistakes in planning your research - Damir Sapunar
  • Writing research manuscripts more efficiently - Livia Puljak


Watch the replay on the ESCMID eLibrary.


Genomic surveillance of listeriosis in Germany - clusters, outbreaks and vehicles

Organised by ESGEM and EFWISG


February 22 at 12:00-13:00 CET


Chairs: Guido Werner and Ana Sofia Tedim


Speaker: Dr Sven Halbedel


Link to register:


Back to basics: Diagnosis of C. difficile infection

Organised by ESGCD


March 22 at 16:00-17:00 CET


Chairs: Fidelma FItzpatrick


Speakers: Kerrie Davies and Marcela Krutova


This year ESGCD are launching our ‘Back to Basics’ series of webinars. These will cover all aspects of C. difficile infection (CDI), from diagnosis, treatment, surveillance and infection prevention. These webinars are a chance for you all to brush up on your skills and knowledge on all things CDI.


The first webinar, Back to basics: Diagnosis of C. difficile Infection, is on 22nd March, at 4pm (CET).


Link to join webinar (No registration required):






Biofilm Corner

Organised by ESGB


March 23 at 16:00-17:00 CET


Chairs: Elisa Borghi


Speakers: Veronica Soares Brauer and Carolina López


Link to register:


Wastewater analysis as a source of health information: The COVID-19 pandemic as an example

Organised by EFWISG


March 30 at 13:00-14:00 CEST


Chairs: Stefan Zimmermann and Ana Tedim


Speaker: Dr Blanca Sanchéz


Link to register:


Biofilm Corner Session #3 “Bacteriophages for Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms: The Good and the Bad Guys”

Organised by ESGB


May 23 at 17:00-18:00 CEST


Chair: Joana Azeredo


Speakers: Paul Bollyky and Priscila Pires


Link to register:


Tracking the origin, spread and adaptive evolution of Staphylococcus aureus in global dairy cattle populations

Organised by ESGEM


May 25 at 12:00-13:00 CEST


Chairs: Guido Werner and Sandra Reuter


Speaker: Ross Fitzgerald


Link to register:


Joint TBnet/ESGMYC webinar

Welcome to the 1st joint webinar of TBnet and the ESCMID Study Group for Mycobacterial Infections – ESGMYC!


The topic of the webinar is “Drug-resistant TB: recent trial evidence and current diagnostic challenges”.


May 25 at 16:00-17:00 CEST


Speakers (20 min each):


  • Daniela Cirillo “Diagnostic challenges for the detection of drug resistance and the choice of the most appropriate treatment regimen”
  • Ilaria Motta “Critical review on recent clinical trial evidence for the treatment of drug-resistant TB” 




  • Lorenzo Guglielmetti
  • Liga Kuksa


Link to register is here


Differences and similarities in diagnosis and treatment among cardiovascular, orthopaedic and neurosurgical implant-associated infections

Organised by ESGIAI


June 5 at 10:00-14:30 CEST


Contact person and e-mail:  Efthymia Giannitsioti,  gianiemi[at]




  • 10.00-10.15 Introduction to implant-associated infections-ESGIAI (Marjan Wouthuyzen-Bakker)


1. Pathogenesis


  • Chairs: Marjan Wouthuyzen-Bakker, David Lebeaux

  • 10.15-10.35 Principles of biofilm formation-challenging the future (Tom Coenye)
  • 10.35-10.55 Visualization of biofilm-related infections at the surface of different implants: The “FISH experience” (Annette Moter)
  • 10.55-11.00: 5-minutes Q&A discussion


2. Diagnostic challenges


  • Chairs:  Yvonne Achermann, Stephane Corvec
  • 11.00-11.20 Microbiological diagnosis in implant-associated infections by implant type (Holger Rohde)
  • 11.20-11.40: Current knowledge on molecular diagnosis of implant-associated infections (Jaime Esteban)
  • 11.40-12.00: PET-scan in implant infections: diagnostic issues & pitfalls (Olivier Gheysens)
  • 12.00-12.05: 5-minutes Q&A discussion


3. Surgery for infection


  • Chairs Klaus Kirketerp-Møller, Antonios Papadopoulos
  • 12.05-12.20: Surgical approach in orthopedic implant-infections (Ricardo Sousa)
  • 12.20-12.35: Surgical management of cardiac implant infections (Carlos Mestres)
  • 12.35-12.50: Surgical treatment of prosthetic vascular graft infections (Konstantinos Moulakakis) 
  • 12.50-13.05: Management of neurosurgical implant infections (Ivan Timofeev)
  • 13.05-13.10: 5-minutes Q&A discussion


4. Medical treatment


  • Chairs Marjan Wouthuyzen-Bakker, Efthymia Giannitsioti
  • 13.10-13.30: Duration and combination of antimicrobial treatment in implant-associated infections: do they differ among implants? (Eric Seneville)
  • 13.30-13.50: Experience with novel antibiotics in different implant-associated infections (Alex Soriano)
  • 13.50-14.10: Antimicrobial prophylaxis for prevention of implant-associated infections: when and how (Tobias Kramer)
  • 14.10-14.15: 5-minutes Q&A discussion
  • 14:15-14.30: Closing remarks: ESGIAI scientific committee


Link to register:


Back to basics: Listening and responding to patients experiencing C. difficile infection

Organised by ESGCD


June 6 at 17:00-18:00 CEST


Chairs: Kerrie Davies and Fidelma Fitzpatrick


Speakers: John Heritage and Jane Freeman


Link to join the webinar:


Foodborne Viruses and Food Safety

Organised by EFWISG


June 21 at 12:00-13:00 CEST


Chairs: Merica Carev and Stefan Zimmermann


Speaker: Babak Pakbin


Link to register:


Update on Live biotherapeutic products and FMT-like treatments for recurrent Clostridioides difficile infections

Organised by ESGHAMI and ESGCD


June 21 at 16:00-16:45 CEST


Chairs: Ed Kuijper and Fidelma Fitzpatrick


Speaker: Nicolas Benech


Link to register:


Are these the same plasmid? Classifying the mobilome and resistome of Enterococcus faecium

Organzied by ESGEM


June 29 at 12:00-13:00 CEST


Chairs: Kristin Hegstad & Anita Schürch


Speaker: Robert Beiko


Link to register:


The Global Capnocytophaga Consortium Webinar 2023: Understanding pathogen evolution and virulence across humans and animals

Organised by ESGVM


July 5 at 15:00-16:30 CEST


Chairs: Els Broens and Adrian Egli


Speakers: Francesco Renzi, Kirstine Søgaard and Zoey Germuskova


Link to register:


Back to basics: Treatment of CDI

Organised by ESGCD


July 6 at 15:00-16:00 CEST


Chairs: Kerrie Davies and Fidelma Fitzpatrick


Speaker: Frederic Barbut and Benoit Guery


Link to join the webinar:


Staphylococcus aureus: Platelets and the SNAP trial

Organised by ESGS


July 26 at 15:00-16:00 CEST


Chairs: Alicia Lacoma


Speaker: Victor Nizet and Joshua Davis


Link to join the webinar:


In this first webinar, Professor Nizet from University of California San Diego, US will present data and a review of the role of platelets in the host response to staphylococcal infections. Professor Joshua Davis from University of Newcastle, Australia will explain the key elements of the international Staphylococcus aureus Network Adaptive Platform Trial.


The use of genomic approaches for population studies and outbreak surveillance of diarrheagenic Escherichia coli

Organized by EFWISG and ESGEM


September 15 at 12:00-13:00 CEST


Chairs: TBD


Speaker: Carolina Nodari


Link to register:


Back to basics: Surveillance and IPC of CDI

Organised by ESGCD


November 14 at 15:00-16:00 CET


Chair: Kerrie Davies


Speakers: Frederic Barbut and Fidelma Fitzpatrick


Link to join the webinar: