Editorial Article: ECCMID Relocates to Amsterdam for Upcoming 2016 Congress

The 2016 Congress will bring together world leading experts and innovative research findings

11 Mar 2016

The 2016 ECCMID will now be held in Amsterdam on the 9 - 12th April


The 26th Annual European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) will take place next month. The conference is the annual meeting of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID).


Venue relocation announced

ECCMID has risen steadily in prominence and importance over the last few years and attracts over 10,000 attendees from around the world. The congress provides an excellent mix of workshops, keynote lectures, symposia and meet-the-expert sessions covering the field of infectious diseases and clinical microbiology.

Due to current geo political situation in Turkey, this year’s conference has been relocated from Istanbul, Turkey, to Amsterdam, Netherlands, and will take place on the 9-12th April, 2016.


Congress Highlights

ECCMID has a packed scientific programme covering the field of infectious disease and microbiology

Some highlights taken from the scientific programme include:

Saturday, 9 April 2016

  • 8.45 Diagnosis of intestinal protozoan infections: the best way to go
  • 13.30 Sepsis: moving the field forward
  • 16.30 Fungal diagnostics

Sunday, 10 April 2016

  • 11.30 Prevention and management of bloodstream infections: from here to where?
  • 14.30 Tuberculosis: diagnosis & outcomes
  • 16.00 Year in Infectious Diseases

Monday, 11 April 2016

  • 07.45 How to diagnose and treat infections due to Mycoplasma genitalium and other emerging sexually transmitted pathogens
  • 14.30 Rising the challenge: novel techniques in microbiology
  • 16.00 Microbiome in disease and treatment

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

  • 11.30 Harnessing whole-genome sequencing for diagnostics and typing
  • 13.30 Genetics of infectious diseases in the era of precision medicine

The congress also has a large exhibition where delegates can view the very latest laboratory technology. Industry leading companies such as Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Beckman Coulter Diagnostics and Abbott Diagnostics will be exhibiting their available products and services. Manufacturers will also be offering Integrated Symposia sessions. Some highlights from these sessions include:

  • Bruker Daltonik: MALDI-TOF in microbiology - routine identification and more
    Saturday, 9 April 13:30  ̶  15:30 h                       Hall B    
  • Siemens: New approaches in immunocompromised patients testing 
    Saturday, 9 April 13:30  ̶  15:30 h                      Hall D
  • QIAGEN: Harnessing the powers of PCR and IGRA to improve clinical insights in medical microbiology 
    Saturday, 9 April 16:30  ̶  18:30 h         

ECCMID will bring together world leading experts and innovative research findings. Topics for discussion at the congress are wide ranging, with a particular emphasis on migrant/refugee health and colistin resistance. For further details on how you can attend, view the full ECCMID Event Listing.