Early Career Mycoplasma and Chlamydia Researcher Conference 2022


The ESCMID Study Group for Mycoplasma and Chlamydia Infections (ESGMAC) invite you to attend the first conference for Early Career Mycoplasma and Chlamydia Researchers – ECMCR 2022. 

The conference will place virtually on Tuesday 18th October 2022


Focus of the conference

This conference has been designed to give early career researchers an opportunity to present their research in a low-pressure and welcoming environment and build on their presentation skills. It will also serve to highlight career development opportunities in this field.  Finally, we have two invited speakers who will give an overview of their career paths and provide insight on making the most out of your research career.


We welcome abstract submission on all aspects of mycoplasma and chlamydia biology with relation to human health and disease. This may encompass clinical presentation, epidemiology, development and mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance in relation to Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma and Chlamydia infections in humans as well advances in diagnosis, treatment, control and prevention.


Who can attend?

This conference is aimed at early career researchers (ECRs). 


We do not want to restrict attendance to this conference, but as a guide we have loosely defined ECRs as undergraduate or postgraduate students, technicians, post-doctoral researchers, or newly appointed academic/physicians within their first five years of appointment.  There may be specific individual situations, which do not fall within this definition, therefore we are flexible on whether you see yourself as an ECR.



Register now here

To promote participation from early career researchers, registration for this conference is FREE.


Although not mandatory, we encourage delegates to sign up to the ESCMID Study Group for Mycoplasma and Chlamydia Infections (ESGMAC) - ESCMID members can sign up for free here


Prizes will be awarded to the best oral and poster presentations. To be considered for theses prizes you MUST be a member of ESGMAC at the time of abstract submission. See Prizes section for more details.  



Deadline for abstract submission – Friday 22nd July 2022


Abstracts are to be submitted using a structured format and should not exceed 350 words for the sections Background, Methods, Results and Conclusion.


Please use the ECMCR abstract submission form (here) to structure your abstract.


Abstracts selected for poster presentation will be compiled into a digital poster booklet and distributed to delegates alongside summaries of oral presentations.


Please send your abstracts to: ECMCR2022[at]outlook.com



We are pleased to announce prizes will be awarded to the top oral and poster presentations.


These will be a cash prize in addition to reimbursement of two years ESCMID membership fees at the Young Scientist membership value (Euro 80).


To be considered for theses prizes you MUST be a member of ESGMAC at the time of abstract submission.



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