ESCMID Study Group for Public Health Microbiology – ESGPHM


ESGPHM Annual Report

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News & Activities

Websymposium on “Diphtheria: a recurring clinical & IPC challenge”

Please join us for the upcoming webinar jointly presented by the ESGPHM, Healthcare Infection Society and British Infection Association. This will be an insightful and interactive webinar on the pressing challenge of Diphtheria. Please share with colleagues. Details below:


Diphtheria: a recurring clinical & IPC challenge


Monday 19 Dec 17:00-18:00 GMT


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Websymposium on “New roles of microbiology laboratories in public health surveillance and epidemic response”

You can access the first ESGPHM webinar on “New roles of microbiology laboratories in public health surveillance and epidemic response” Oct 27th 2022on the link below for the next 3 months.


Presentations from and discussion:


  • Professor Arjana Tambic Andrasevic, Zagreb University Hospital for Infectious Diseases Zagreb, Croatia will give a talk entitled: “Clinical and reference laboratory roles in surveillance and containment of multi-drug resistant organisms.”
  • Dr Pikka Jokelainen, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark will have a talk entitled: “Building clinical and reference laboratory preparedness and diagnostic response to emerging and epidemic pathogens”.


Passcode: a^G+972e


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.

New ESGPHM Executive Committee elected

The new ESGPHM Executive Committee has just been elected and will now be:

  • Titia Kortbeek, Netherlands (Chairperson)
  • Marc Struelens, Sweden (Treasurer)
  • Georgina Tzanakaki, Greece (Secretary)

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

You can find the full election report here

ESCMID Postgraduate Technical Workshop

Emerging infections for clinicians and the WHO Emerging Diseases Clinical Assessment and Response Network

Co-organised by ESGMD, ESGMYC, ESGITM and ESGPHM

Florence, Italy, 13 – 15 May 2019

This workshop aims to bridge the gap between advanced diagnostics (such as metagenomics and whole genome sequencing) and clinical practice. The program will include presentation of diagnostic methods and diagnostic strategies, as well as case stories presented by clinicians. The last day is focused on the emergency teams deployed by the WHO in collaboration with the WHO Emerging Diseases Clinical Assessment and Response Network (EDCARN).


Course material in the ESCMID eLibrary

New ESCMID Study Group

ESGPHM is a newly formed ESCMID Study Group, which has started its activities in the field of public health microbiology.

Objectives of ESGPHM


First plans:
  • Organize an educational workshop about new insights and methods for public health microbiology
  • Organize a course for clinical microbiologists and infectious disease specialist on PHM issues
  • Publications: papers on public health issues