Mission & Activities

The Trainee Association of ESCMID (TAE) plays a crucial role in the lives of young professionals worldwide, offering support and education resources to Society members. Activities such as TAE Day at ESCMID Global and the Virtual Roundtable provide valuable networking opportunities and foster collaboration, promoting career growth.


We advocate for young scientists: TAE represents the interests of ESCMID Young Scientist Members (YSM) globally through supporting and promoting continued learning and knowledge-sharing among the association and its members. We foster networking and collaboration: Members within TAE help build a vast network of young professionals for international collaboration by establishing a wide-ranging, interconnected platform for CM and ID trainees to exchange, leveraging both regional and global networks. We enhance training: TAE aims to identify and address training challenges that CM and ID trainees may face.

Efforts are made by the association to harmonise education quality and content in Europe and beyond through consultations with the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and national societies. We provide professional and educational support: Members of the TAE actively promote observerships, mentorships, and diverse opportunities to improve and support scientific education for their peers. Endorsing educational initiatives and programs is another way this goal is pushed forward. Outstanding ESCMID YSMs are acknowledged for their contributions with awards and grants.


TAE Day takes place annually during ESCMID Global and hosts a range of enriching activities that drive networking and knowledge sharing, including the Round Table Session exchange between prominent experts in the fields of CM and ID to inspire young professionals.

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Virtual Roundtable

This annual event offers young professionals the opportunity to meet fellow CM and ID trainees with similar career journeys and aspirations. A perfect moment to strengthen professional bonds with peers and be inspired by senior experts who were once in their place! The call for the next event will be posted here soon.


ESCMID honours the contributions made by researchers, clinicians, and other trailblazers in the fields of CM and ID with a variety of prestigious awards ranging from outstanding research by our young scientists to key innovation by leaders in the field of infection.


With excellence at our core, the TAE Steering Committee (SC) strives for inclusivity, collaborating with young professionals through other scientific societies and medical organisations. Discover our esteemed partner organisations:


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International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA)

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American Society for Microbiology Young Leaders Circle (ASM)

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European Respiratory Society Early Career Members Committee (ERS)

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Young European Society of Paediatrics Infectious Diseases (ESPID)

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Newsletter 2024

Stay up-to-date on the latest TAE news!

April 2024

Spring newsletter 2024, issue 1

Janury 2024

Winter newsletter 2023-24, issue 4