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16 April 2024

ESCMID Global is happening next week – Barcelona, 27 - 30 April 2024

Final preparations are ongoing for our 34th congress, which is now ESCMID Global, reflecting the increasing global presence of our Society outside Europe, both in membership and congress participants.


You still have time to register and step into a world of cutting edge science, plus exciting extras.



APR ’24

category   Call opening

ESCMID funded Observerships



APR ’24

Location   Barcelona
Category   Congress

ESCMID Global 2024 starts



MAY ’24

category   Deadline

Call for guidelines projects


Science & Research

EUCAST Development Laboratory (EDL) named as EU reference centre for AMR

The EU has designated a number of reference laboratories in the union which will be led by the ECDC and must, among other things, support and advise the member states and the EU Commission in diagnostics, monitoring and reporting of diseases and antibiotic resistance. EDL is among them – this is a great recognition as international leader in the development of standardised methods for the quantitative measurement of antibiotic resistance in bacteria.



Join this course on 27 - 30 May 2024 in Lausanne, Switzerland

This comprehensive course will explore the intricate world of intracellular bacteria, featuring sessions led by renowned experts covering topics such as pathogenesis, diagnostic techniques, host-pathogen interactions, therapeutics, and clinical applications.


Join this course on 13 - 14 June 2024 in Lund, Sweden

The course is designed to contribute to the WHO's ambitious targets of reducing new hepatitis infections by 90% and related deaths by 65% by 2030. Focused on the latest research, this program provides a unique opportunity to stay informed about recent developments in viral hepatitis.


Congress & Events

Get the ESCMID Global app tomorrow!

Getting closer to the congress, starting tomorrow you will be able to download the ESCMID Global app, to navigate the whole programme. View the live programme, list of abstracts, sponsors, faculty and add them to your personal agenda. Watch live sessions and interact via the Q & A and polling features. New for this year: the networking feature to connect directly with speakers and congress participants.


Available on Android or iOS tomorrow!


Guidelines & Journals

Meet & Greet with Editors-in-Chief of CMI and CMI Communications

During ESCMID Global, you will have the opportunity to meet and network with Editors-in-Chief of CMI and CMI Communications, Leonard Leibovici and Angela Huttner, on Saturday 27 April 2024 from 14:30 - 16:00, on the balcony next to TV Studio in Hall 8.1. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know better the Society’s journals, especially the recently launched CMI Communications.


Registration is not required. However, places are limited: first come, first served.


Association of microbiological factors with mortality in Escherichia coli bacteraemia presenting with sepsis/septic shock: A prospective cohort study


Join the upcoming EUCIC programme, an exciting two-year learning journey, covering a diverse range of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) topics


WSIS Healthy Ageing Innovation Prize Competition is accepting submissions for technology-based products/services that support preventative health especially in the area of AMR, human connection, and continuation of work-life


First outbreak of HPAI A(H5N1) avian influenza reported in dairy cattle (US). This development marks another step towards the risk of spreading to humans. It is important to monitor the evolution of this situation, including the mutations that enable the virus to cross species barriers – check the CDC report


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