A. van der Zande (Director General RIVM), Z. Jakab (Regional Director WHO Europe), G. Kahlmeter (ESCMID President) sign memorandum for CAESAR project in September 2012
ESGAP – The ESCMID Study Group for Antibiotic Policies has conducted the project New Life for Old Antibiotics, jointly with ESCMID’s PK/PD of Anti-Infectives Study Group (EPASG) , and have presented the results at an ESCMID Conference to this topic resulting in several publications (Link to conference website for all information). A dedicated website set up by these two groups hosts more background information on the same topic.
ESGARS – The ESCMID Study Group for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance is currently running the CAESAR project together with WHO-Europe and RIVM (NL) to set up an antimicrobial resistance surveillance system in European countries not formally taking part in EARS-Net.
ESGNI – The ESCMID Study Group for Nosocomial Infections is currently involved in the ECDC project TRICE for training in infection prevention and control to ultimately curb spread of antimicrobial resistance. On the same topic, the group runs an annual training course.