The European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing - EUCAST
EUCAST is a standing committee jointly organized by ESCMID, ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) and European national breakpoint committees. The Steering Committee is supported by a General Committee with representatives from European countries, FESCI and ISC. Experts within the fields of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, in pharmaceutical companies and susceptibility testing manufacturers are being consulted by the EUCAST Steering Committee before final decisions.
EUCAST has subcommittees on Antifungal Susceptibility Testing, Susceptibility testing of anaerobes and a subcommittee on interpretative reading and expert rules in susceptibility testing.
EUCAST has developed a disk diffusion test for routine antimicrobial susceptibility testing. ESCMID has decided to take responsibility for the development and upkeep of the EUCAST disk diffusion test over the next several years.