BSMS present at the 27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID)
Dr Leena Al-Hassan, postdoctoral research fellow in the department of Global Health and Infection, and Dr James Price, NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, attended the 27th ECCMID in Vienna held on 22-25 April 2017.
ECCMID is one of the biggest annual meetings where world leading experts come together to discuss the latest developments in infectious diseases, infection control and clinical microbiology. ECCMID offers a wide range of sessions including: keynotes, symposia, poster sessions, educational workshops, and meet-the-expert sessions.
During the congress, Leena presented a poster entitled: "A. baumannii OXA-378 multidrug-resistant clone emerges in the clinical setting." The congress also allowed some partners from BSMS, University of Cologne and University of Barcelona in the Antimicrobial Resistance - International Research Partnerships and Networks (AMR-IRPN) group to meet and discuss future research projects.
James said: "As a clinical post-doc developing an intermediate fellowship proposal I was keen to strengthen and develop collaborations. I attended a clinical academic trainee workshop where I had the opportunity to discuss career options with peers and explore observerships and mentoring schemes. As well as a Q&A session with a choice of 20 academics holding exemplary international reputations covering a wide academic spectrum. My chosen mentor (Prof Evelina Tacconelli from Tübingen, Germany) was inspiring and gave me some great tips on careers and research development – that might lead to international collaboration."