ESCMID weekly news 10.12.2019

10 December 2019: ESCMID Weekly News
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10 December 2019

Dear colleagues,

Please find below the latest edition of ESCMID Weekly News.

With kind regards,
ESCMID Executive Office.


ESCMID Postgraduate Technical Workshop in Vienna – Technical Hospital Hygiene

Don’t miss the ESCMID Postgraduate Technical Workshop “Technical hospital hygiene – Tricks of the trade” to be held in Vienna from 6 – 8 February 2020.

View the programme and other details online here.

Visit the ESCMID courses website to register for this and other great ESCMID Courses and Workshops.

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Pre-ECCMID workshop –
Machine Learning for Clinical Microbiology

Don’t miss the cutting-edge pre-ECCMID workshop
“Machine Learning for Clinical Microbiology”. In an exciting mixture of interactive tutorials, lectures and workshops, this workshop ensures that you have the skills to collect, collate and deal with the huge amounts of data available to today’s clinical microbiologist.

Find out more on the ECCMID website

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ESCMID Executive Committee Elections – 2 days remaining!

Not long is left to cast your vote in the 2019 ESCMID Executive Committee election and determine who will represent your interests and your area of practice at our society.
You will find the biographies of the candidates, as well as the ballot, on the ESCMID website.

The online election for the ESCMID Executive Committee is open until Thursday, 12 December 2019 at 12:00 noon CET. Only currently paid-up members in good standing may vote, so make sure you renew your membership if needed.

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Join us at ECCMID 2020 to experience the Symposium “Understanding and shaping the respiratory tract microbiome”
co-organized by ESGB (ESCMID Study Group for Biofilms) and ESGS (ESCMID Study Group for Staphylococci and Staphylococcal Diseases)

Speakers: Debby Bogaert, Silvio Daniel Brugger, Sarah Lebeer, Michael Tunney

The aim of this symposium is to provide scientific background on the development of the upper respiratory microbiome after birth and during later stages of life. The goal is that participants obtain the latest knowledge on microbiota dynamics and influencing factors in association with health and disease. Furthermore, speakers will present insights into cutting-edge molecular mechanistic studies investigating the interplay between the host and its microbiota as well as microbe-microbe interactions, with the goal to illustrate future preventive and therapeutic options.

ECCMID Live to discover more about our scientific programme and register now to take advantage of early registration discounts!

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CMI Highlight: Infections caused by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacterales after rectal colonisation with ESBL-producing Escherichia coli or Klebsiella pneumoniae

Infections due to extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacterales (ESBL-E) are considered infections with a high public health burden. In this study, L. Denkel et al. aimed to identify incidences of and risk factors for healthcare-associated infections (HAI) after rectal colonisation with ESBL-producing Escherichia coli (ESBL-EC) or Klebsiella pneumoniae (ESBL-KP). Patients colonised with ESBL-EC or ESBL-KP were monitored for subsequent HAI with ESBL-E, and other pathogens.

The authors found that the risk of extra-intestinal infection with ESBL-E from the gut was increased in patients colonised with ESBL-KP but not in patients colonised with ESBL-EC. Patients with ESBL-EC were more likely to acquire a HAI with a different bacterium than with rectally colonising ESBL-EC. Patients rectally colonised with ESBL-KP have an increased risk of subsequent infection with their rectal ESBL-KP. Clinicians should be aware of this species-specific difference that might be caused by underlying diseases, higher pathogenicity of ESBL-KP compared to ESBL-EC and other factors that are not understood, yet.

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