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6th European Congress on Biofilms, 3-6 September 2019, Glasgow, Scotland, UK


ESGB organizes its biannual scientific conference in Glasgow next year between 3-6 September 2019. You are invited to share your biofilm related science with approximately 300 other scientists. The preliminary programme is available here.

ESGB organizes its bi-annual scientific conference in Amsterdam this year between 19-22 September 2017. You are invited to share your biofilm-related science with approximately 300 other scientists. Abstract submission and early registration is now open.

Conference website

2 September 2015, Basel:

The European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (ESCMID) – an organization that explores the risks and best practices in infectious disease – advocates the need for greater education, guidance and research on the build-up, treatment and prevention of biofilms, which contribute to antimicrobial resistance.
In May 2015, the ESCMID Study Group for Biofilms (ESGB) addressed this issue and published the first clinical guidelines for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of biofilm infections in ESCMID’s official journal “Clinical Microbiology and Infection”. 


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The recently acquired knowledge on the pivotal role played by biofilm-growing microorganisms in healthcare-related infections has given a new dynamic to the detection, prevention and treatment of these infections in patients admitted to both acute care hospitals and long-term care facilities.

The main target of this meeting organised by ESGB will be to review this new exciting research field and to update participants on the most recent findings on the emerging multidrug-resistant biofilm-growing microorganisms.

Meeting website

In fall 2014 ESGB is offering the next online course: 'Bacterial Biofilms and Their Role in Chronic Diseases' in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen. The course can be followed by Masters and PhD students as well as professionals that meet the admission criteria. Application deadline is in June 2014.

Copenhagen, Denmark, 6 - 8 July 2011 (Congress Chair: Niels Hoiby).

To learn more about the conference and the possibility to apply for Attendance Grants please follow the link below.


Biofilms in Nosocomial Fungal Infections

ESGB organised this ESCMID PGEC in collaboration with the Fungal Infection Study Group (EFISG) in Paris, France, 31 Jan - 1 Feb 2011.

This congress was the first European Congress on Microbial Biofilms.
Rome, 2 - 5 September 2009 (Congress Chair: Gianfranco Donelli).


Medical Biofilm Techniques 2009

ESGB organized this ESCMID PGTW in Copenhagen, Denmark, 17 - 20 August 2009.

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