ESCMID Study Group for Bloodstream Infections, Endocarditis and Sepsis - ESGBIES


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2021 Annual Report Published

The Annual Report showcasing the achievements of the previous year is now available to view. Be sure to check out the report to see what the Study Group was able to accomplish in 2021 as well as what they plan for the future.

ESGBIES Executive Committee election results

The ESGBIES Executive Committee elections have concluded and the following members have been elected for the term of 2021-2023:

  • Maddalena Giannella, Italy (Secretary)
  • Willem Joost Wiersinga, Netherlands (Chair)
  • Brigitte Lamy, France (Treasurer)
  • Yehuda Carmeli, Israel (Science Officer)
  • Achim Kaasch, Germany (Education Officer)

    The new Executive Committee will take office during the ESGBIES meeting at ECCMID this year.

    We thank all previous Executive Committee members for their excellent work over the last years and are looking forward to continuing this work.

    You can find the full election report here

    2020 Annual Report Published

    The Annual Report showcasing the achievements of the previous year is now available to view. 2020 was a challenging year due to COVID-19, but check out the report to see what the Study Group was able to accomplish or plan for the future.

    New Executive Committee takes office

    June 5, 2019

    ESGBIES has a new executive committee composed of:

    • Prof. Winfried V. Kern, Germany
    • Prof. Maddalena Giannella, Italy
    • Prof. Willem Joost Wiersinga, Netherlands
    • Dr Brigitte Lamy, France
    • Prof. Jordi Rello, Spain

    Luigia Scudeller and Matthias Zaccarin as members of the election committee invited the membership to nominate candidates and vote. At the first round of elections, two candidates from France obtained the same number of votes, then a run-off ballot was organised. The results of the elections are the following:

    • Number of members with voting right: 119
    • Number of voters (1st round): 43 (36.1%)
    • Number of voters (run-off): 28 (23.5 %)


    • Winfried V. Kern, Germany       35 votes, elected
    • Maddalena Giannella, Italy        27 votes, elected
    • Willem Joost Wiersinga, The Netherlands        22 votes, elected
    • Brigitte Lamy, France         20/17 votes, elected
    • Bruno Hoen, France         20/11 votes, not elected
    • Achim Kaasc, Germany         18 votes, not elected
    • Jordi Rello, Spain         13 votes, elected

    The new executive committee is elected for two years.

    ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course

    Update on Endocarditis and Endovascular Infections

    Co-organised by ESGBIES, ESGIAI and ESGS

    20 – 23 March 2018, Münster, Germany

    Course Objectives: to provide to postgraduate microbiologists and infectious disease physicians an updated overview of: the pathogenesis of intravascular infections including infective endocarditis (IE) and cardiovascular implantable; electronic device (CIED) infections caused especially by staphylococci and some other pathogens (e.g. Coxiella burnetii); epidemiology; improvement of diagnostic clinical and microbiological procedures; the best imaging techniques for IE and blood stream infections; optimized antimicrobial therapy; antibiotic prophylaxis for IE; choosing the right animal model for research.


    Course material in the ESCMID eLibrary

    ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course

    Better Methods for Clinical Studies in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology: a Hands-on Workshop

    Co-organised by ESGBIES, ESGIE and TAE

    7 – 9 November 2018, Seville, spain

    Perfect methods in designing and performing randomized controlled trials, observational studies and systematic reviews/meta-analyses allow us to draw recommendations for better treatment of our patients. The purpose of the workshop is to provide the participants with tools on how to phrase a research question, choose the appropriate design and methods to address it, avoid biases, and write an optimal report. The morning will be dedicated to lectures from well -known experts in the field, divided into two tracks. In the afternoon we will hold interactive workshops, in which the participants will present their protocol or analysis of a research project. These will be commented on by faculty members and participants, and then will be open for discussion. The participants’ protocols will be sent beforehand to the commentators for written comments


    Course material in the ESCMID eLibrary