6 countries in 1 article, let’s have a short trip on this antibiotic awareness day

TAE stands for Trainee Association of ESCMID, which was created to increase and support the scientific and medical contribution of young clinical microbiologists and infectious disease specialists all over Europe … Continue Reading →


Today is the European Antibiotic Awareness Day #EAAD2017 #WAAD Share your experience.

The European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) is an annual European Union health initiative that takes place on 18th November to raise awareness about the threat to public health of antibiotic resistance … Continue Reading →


CIDRAP-ASP a brilliant repository for antimicrobial information and resources to have at reach

The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy CIDRAP Antimicrobial Stewardship Project (CIDRAP-ASP) at the University of Minnesota seeks to be a high-quality, international repository for experiential- and evidence-based antimicrobial stewardship information and resources.  … Continue Reading →


‘MY BUGS’: A smartphone app for the recording of antibiotic treatment information

By Kirsten E. Schaffer We have developed a smartphone application ‘MyBugs’ for the recording of microbiology culture results and antibiotic treatments for patients with chronic diseases. . Patients suffering from … Continue Reading →


Relationship between antibotic use and resistance: Shall we talk about thresholds and quotas?

By Dr. Jose María López-Lozano MD, PhD In a worrisome scenario where not enough new antibiotics are expected to be available in the near future, it is critical to investigate approaches that … Continue Reading →


10 minutes e-learning: management of primary care patients with acute cough (while reducing unnecessary antibiotic use)

This e-learning resource from TRACE and The Tipping Point features a 10 minute review of the 8 elements for an effective consultation. It challenges you to unlock the related patient booklet ‘Caring for coughs’. . … Continue Reading →


Wide Variability in Amoxicillin Dosing among European Countries: Causes and Consequences

  A recent ESGAP survey shows that wide variations (2 to 4-fold differences) exist between European countries in dosing recommendations for amoxicillin. These variations may partly explain the differences in … Continue Reading →


“Antibiotic Therapy in Practice”: (successful) course review and details about the 2017 edition

By Miquel Ekkelenkamp From November 10th to 12th, in the heart of sunny Madrid, 55 international participants attended the second ESGAP-sponsored course “Antibiotic Therapy in Practice”. The course was organized … Continue Reading →


Bloodstream infections: How do you proceed? Case-vignette based ESGAP/ESGBIS survey

ESGAP (the ESCMID Study Group for Antibiotic Policies) and ESGBIS (the ESCMID Study Group for Bloodstream Infections and Sepsis) are launching the ESGAP/ESGBIS Bloodstream infection survey, and we would be … Continue Reading →


ESGAP and the European Antibiotic Awareness Day

On the occasion of ECDC’s European Antibiotic Awareness Day and WHO’s Antibiotic Awareness Week ESGAP and EUCIC are releasing a special Newsletter (see here). A number of activities organised by … Continue Reading →