The Czech Society for Medical Microbiology is the organizational part of the Czech Medical Association of J. E. Purkyne, reg. no 82.
The number of members is 268 (31.12.2019).
The Society was established in 1991 in response to the need of having a professional society that is fully dedicated to the field of clinically-oriented medical microbiology. Today, the Society represents the key institution which sets up the framework for clinical microbiology practice in the Czech Republic and warrants that the laboratory practice is up-to-date and in line with international standards and requirements of clinical medicine. The Society advocates for professional interests of clinical microbiology laboratories, contributes to the postgraduate education and disseminates the knowledge of good laboratory practice, microbiological diagnostics, principles of infection control, antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial stewardship.
The Society is in close relationship with the sister Czech Society for Epidemiology and Microbiology and Czech Society of Infectious Diseases. The journal of "Klinicka mikrobiologie a infekční lékařství" is published under the auspices of all three societies. In addition, they all together co-organize a biennial national interdisciplinary Congress of clinical microbiology, infectious diseases and epidemiology.
The Society is fully committed to serve to its members and to the field of medical microbiology, with a special focus on hospital-based clinical microbiology.
Pavel Dřevínek, current president of the Society
Josef Scharfen, past president of the Society (1991 - 2014)