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2 January 2024

Outlook on ESCMID 2024!

Dear ESCMID members and friends, we wish you all a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year!

As we enter into 2024, ESCMID is excited to show you what we have in store for the upcoming 12 months. Education, preparedness for emerging infections and the fight against antimicrobial resistance are our top priorities - now and in the foreseeable future.

Here we showcase a few highlights for what's to come in 2024. Enjoy!


8 January 2024 | Registration deadline

TAE Steering Committee election


17 January 2024 | Deadline

CAREer Grant applications


19 January 2024 | Deadline

Applications for Director of the ESCMID Emerging Infections Subcommittee


24 January 2024 | Deadline

Mayo Clinic Observership applications


ECCMID 2024: Step into a world of cutting-edge science

ECCMID 2024 is set to captivate audiences from 27-30 April 2024 in the vibrant city of Barcelona, Spain! Continuing with the successful hybrid format, ECCMID 2024 seamlessly combines onsite and online participation, offering diverse networking opportunities. We developed a dynamic blend of scientific and educational excellence, as well as immersive activities.

The Escape Room will be bigger and better than ever, featuring a new engaging story, three parallel rooms, and a game corner showcasing community-contributed games. Back by popular demand, the patch station awaits attendees for a unique and personalised touch to their ECCMID experience.

Embark on a cinematic journey with the brand-new addition to the programme - the Sunday movie session featuring the film "Outbreak", followed by scientific discussion. The cherished Art Gallery and the ever-popular photo booth make their return, supporting the talented artists within our community.

Whether you join us onsite in Barcelona or virtually, we look forward to your participation in this unforgettable event!

22nd ESCMID Summer School

The 22nd ESCMID Summer School will take place in Utrecht, The Netherlands, from 29 June to 6 July 2024.

This one-week course is dedicated to postgraduate and continuing medical education, covering a broad range of topics in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. The programme will interest young MDs at the end of their specialty training as well as biologists, pharmacists, and those researching/practicing in the field of infections.

Registrations will open soon, so do not miss this amazing and enriching experience!

ESCMID/ASM Conference on Drug Development 2024

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an urgent global health problem. New antimicrobial drug development is increasingly viewed as a priority by national and international bodies.

Co-sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), this multidisciplinary conference will cover the challenges, opportunities and current requirements for antimicrobial drug development to address antimicrobial resistance.

Focus on education and career development

Education and career development in CM & ID are of paramount importance to train the future professionals at the forefront of science and healthcare. That's why we are organising several activities aimed to empower our members with different tools to boost their education and career:

Focus on antimicrobial resistance and emerging infections

Antimicrobial resistance is a major strategic pillar for ESCMID, and we are looking forward to increasing our support around this important topic. This year we will welcome the full ESCMID AMR Action Committee who will work to coordinate and organise research opportunities, educational events, virtual learnings and more.

Another major priority of ESCMID is preparedness and response to emerging infections. The new ESCMID Emerging Infections Committee is being developed to provide surveillance/monitoring, guidance, educational, and research activities pertaining to emerging infections.

Stay tuned on ESCMID's channels for all the activities that will be performed!

See the latest articles from the official journal of ESCMID

Join an ESCMID Study Group. Free for members!

Visit the ESCMID eLibrary for papers, presentations and ECCMID content

Check out the Trainee Association of ESCMID for activities related to young scientists and doctors

ESCMID Executive Office
Aeschenvorstadt 55
4051 Basel

Phone +41 61 508 0150


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