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

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New Executive Committee takes office

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