ECCMID 2019 – what talks should you look out for?

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ECCMID 2019 (13–16 April 2019, Amsterdam, the Netherlands) is fast approaching and as one of the largest conferences in the field it boasts over 3,500 abstracts accepted for presentation at the congress – presented as oral sessions, as posters or as ePosters. With such a diverse, multi-faceted program it can be difficult to know how to choose what you attend!
What should I look out for at ECCMID 2019?

To help you discover some of the biggest talks and some hidden gems we’ve looked through the ECCMID 2019 program, picking the most exciting abstracts and the sessions that caught our eye.

Taking a pill, a risky gesture? Unexpected effects of non-antibiotic medications on commensal and pathogenic bacteria (Saturday 13, 13:30 – 14:30, Hall C)

The link between the microbiome and antibiotics has been well documented, however, this session will look into how bacteria might be affected by exposure to other drugs. Could non-antibiotic medications modify bacterial physiology, select for resistance or have adverse effects on our commensals? This session will review recent papers and give us an insight into the answers to these questions.

Year in Infectious Diseases (Sunday 14, 13:30 – 14:30, Hall A)

For many attending ECCMID 2019 this will be a must-attend session. Pierre Tattevin (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Rennes, France) and Cristina Mussini (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy) will give an overview of some of the hot topics and key trends that have occurred throughout the past year, highlighting key publications as they do so. Although it isn’t yet known what the topics the session will feature, it’s sure to be packed!

Climate change and infectious diseases (Sunday 14, 14:45 – 13:45, Hall B)

There is increasing concern about the impact of climate change on our environment, and with regards to infections there have been some worrying signs. Vector-borne and water-borne diseases are most likely to be affected, for example, Aedes albopictus is now present in Southern Europe, with malaria vectors also present. This session will assess the impact of climate change on infectious diseases with a focus on temperate areas.

Focus on sepsis and septic shock: new data (Monday 15, 16:00 – 18:00, Hall A)

This session, organized along with the International Sepsis Forum, will feature inputs from five experts presenting the latest updates in the field of sepsis. Ranging from the changing epidemiology of sepsis to redefining syndrome-based biomarkers, this session will end with a how-to guide on starting a sepsis team at your institution – a must for healthcare professionals.

Emerging viral infections: what’s around the corner? (Tuesday 16, 08:45 – 10:45, Hall M)

This oral session will touch on many emerging viral infections, with presentations ranging from the Mayaro virus to rhabdovirus. The ten presenters will present abstracts describing new data from genetic characterization to potential new screening methods.

To plan your time wisely at ECCMID 2019 take a look at the ECCMID program.

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How can I meet the Infectious Diseases Hub team?

If you’ll be attending ECCMID remember you can find Infectious Diseases Hub at stand 1.7d in the exhibit hall – drop by to say hello or email our Editor, Martha, at m.powell@id-hub.com to set up a meeting. If you have any feedback on this site or if you’d just like to find out more, we’d love to meet you!

What is ECCMID 2019?

The European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID 2019) will be in its 29th installment this year and is taking place in the city of Amsterdam. The conference is one of the largest in the fields of infectious disease and microbiology, attracting over 12,000 specialists from across the world.

The ECCMID 2019 program certainly doesn’t disappoint with over 3,5000 abstracts across a broad range of relevant topics, and some fantastic speakers. The program incorporates not only keynote lectures and oral sessions, but also interactive workshops, meet-the-expert sessions, and a wide range of symposia.

ECCMID registration is still open, including admission to all scientific sessions, a huge industrial exhibition and a congress bag. You can register on the ECCMID 2019 conference website.

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