ESCMID Global 2024, the 34th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, has come to an end. LMM colleagues were present to share the findings of their research, represent different project consortia and to chair scientific conference sessions:

Surbhi Malhotra-Kumar

- Development and uptake of AMR diagnostics (speaker) 

- Molecular-based AMR detection: still the panacea? (speaker) 

- Diagnostic microbiology - Innovation forum on diagnostics development (session chair) 

Juan Pablo Rodríguez Ruiz

Study of the respiratory tract microbiome of mechanically ventilated patients developing pneumonia in the ICU 

Mathias Smet

Quasi-species prevalence and evolution of mutations in SARS-CoV-2 variants in European COVID-19 cohorts 

Biljana Kakaraskoska Boceska

 - Parasitic diseases & global health - Insight into antimicrobial resistance and public health across different regions and perspectives (session chair) 

- Strengthening laboratory capacity in resource-limited settings for reliable AST results (speaker) 

Sam Van Goethem

Deciphering the outbreak potential of Serratia marcescens lineages by genome-based metabolic pathway analysis 

Matilda Berkell

Prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacterial colonisation in neonatal intensive care in Europe 

Sandra Van Puyvelde

Invasiveness and resistance of Salmonella in low resource countries (speaker) 

Thomas van der Schalk

Molecular epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus colonising the nose of patients admitted to European intensive care units 

Minh Nguyen

Transmission patterns of ESBL-producing Enterobacterales in a non-critical care setting

Enya Arconada

Evolution of invasive Salmonella typhimurium towards decreased biofilm formation 

Ines Pauwels

Determinants and opportunities of antimicrobial stewardship implementation in hospitals in low- and middle- income countries: a qualitative study 

Annelies Boven

Antimicrobial prescribing in emergency wards in Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Georgia and the United Kingdom: first results from the outpatient Global Point Prevalence Survey of Antimicrobial Consumption and Resistance