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15 July 2020

Postponement ESGVM postgraduate course

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak the ESGVM postgraduate course “Emerging laboratory and point-of-care technologies for detection of AMR and bacterial infection in veterinary medicine” is postponed to September 2021, Bari, Italy (provisional date week 6-12 Sept, 2021). ESCMID “Young Scientist members” attendance grants will be available; details and dead-lines for application TO BE ANNOUNCED on the ESCMID website, at ESCMID Courses and Workshops 2020/2021

15 July 2020

COST Action 18217 - ENOVAT

In 2018 ESGVM, VetCAST and other scientists in the field applied for funding at the European Cooperation in Science & Technology (COST action). In 2019 the application was evaluated and selected for funding. The project CA18217 – European network for Optimization of Veterinary Antimicrobial Treatment (ENOVAT) started November 15th 2019 and will run until November 14th 2023. The aim of this Action is to optimize veterinary antimicrobial use with special emphasis on the development of antimicrobial treatment guidelines and refinement of microbiological diagnostic procedures. For more information visit the ENOVAT-website.

11 July 2019

The Veterinary Practice Guidelines Project

The Veterinary Practice Guidelines project was launched by the ESGVM 2 years ago with the aim of promoting rational use of antimicrobials in animals while providing optimal veterinary care. The ESGVM operating procedure (OP) for writing veterinary practice guidelines is based on the ESCMID OP for clinical guidelines, and was approved by the ESCMID guidelines director in January 2019. The ESGVM has currently one guidelines project on antimicrobial use in Bovine Respiratory Disease ongoing, and a guidelines project on antimicrobial use in companion animal gastrointestinal disease in the pipeline.

09 May 2019

ICECVM – 1st International Conference of the European College of Veterinary Microbiology, 26 – 27 September 2019, Athens, Greece

From 26 - 27 September 2019 the 1st International Conference of the European College of Veterinary Microbiology is held in Athens, Greece. ICECVM is a two-day venue dedicated to Veterinary Microbiology and will include a forum on One-Health and antibiotic resistance of microbial pathogens (co-organized with ESGVM), and a session on Veterinary Specialisation addressed at students of veterinary medicine and veterinarians. In parallel with the scientific conference, the 1st ICECVM hosts a commercial exhibition and social events, providing a unique opportunity of interaction and collaboration, in a city where science and education have been celebrated for more than 20 centuries!
For more information and registration visit the internet site of the Conference:

http://ecvmicro.org/icecvm/

02 May 2019

ESGVM Operating Procedure

The Veterinary Practice Guidelines project was launched by the ESGVM 2 years ago with the aim of promoting rational use of antimicrobials in animals while providing optimal veterinary care. The ESGVM operating procedure (OP) for writing veterinary practice guidelines is based on the ESCMID OP for clinical guidelines, and was approved by the ESCMID guidelines director in January 2019. The ESGVM has currently one guidelines project on antimicrobial use in Bovine Respiratory Disease ongoing, and a guidelines project on antimicrobial use in companion animal gastrointestinal disease in the pipeline.

 

16 April 2019

New Executive Committee takes office

ESGVM has a new executive committee composed of:

  • Chair: Dr Els BROENS, Netherlands
  • Secretary: Prof. Patricia POETA, Portugal
  • Treasurer: Prof. Patrick BUTAYE, Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Science Officer: Prof. Luca GUARDABASSI, Denmark
  • Education Officer: Dr Dorina TIMOFTE, United Kingdom

Cindy Dierikx and Tina Moeller Soerensen as members of the election committee invited the membership to nominate candidates and vote. The results of the elections are the following:

  • Number of members with voting right: 52
  • Number of voters: : 25 (48.1%)

Candidates:

  • Els Broens, The Netherlands        14, elected
  • Luca Guardabassi, Denmark        11, elected
  • Patrícia Poeta, Portugal        9, elected
  • Dorina Timofte, United Kingdom        8, elected
  • Patrick Butaye, St. Kitts and Nevis        6, elected
  • No preference        6

The new executive committee is elected for two years.

International Conference on One Health Antimicrobial Resistance (ICOHAR

Co-organised by ESGVM, ESGHAMI, the University of Copenhagen, the European Association of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology (EAVPT), the network Edinburgh Infectious Diseases (EID), the Netherlands Center for One Health, the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA)

16 – 18 April 2019, Copenhagen, Denmark

It is generally recognized that control and prevention of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) requires a holistic One Health approach involving specialists from different sectors. In line with this concept, the 2nd ICOHAR aims at bringing together representatives from all relevant sectors (e.g. public health, human and veterinary medicine, livestock production, food safety and environmental sciences) to share research and education strategies for understanding and reducing the risks of AMR at the interphase between humans, animals and the environment. The programme does not only focus on zoonotic transfer of AMR but also on the numerous AMR-related challenges shared by clinicians, clinical microbiologists, infectious disease specialists and researchers working in these sectors.

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ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course

Antimicrobial Stewardship: Implementing the Change

Co-organised by ESGAP, ESGVM and the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA),

4 April 2018, Birmingham, United Kingdom

The objectives are to promote hospital infection control and antimicrobial stewardship in small animal practice and to educate a new generation of veterinary infectious disease specialists to be able to develop and implement infection control programmes (ICPs) and antimicrobial stewardship programmes (ASPs). Postgraduate education in this area is regarded as one of the key missions of ESGVM in order to meet the current public and animal health concerns related to the occurrence of multidrug-resistant bacteria and the increasing demand for responsible antibiotic use in veterinary medicine.

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