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Special sessions

"Year in.." Sessions

ECCMID features three “Year in…” sessions: Year in Clinical Microbiology, Year in Infection Control and Year in Infectious Diseases. These are very well-attended 1-hour Symposia where speakers are invited to review recent literature on the topic.
We invite speakers to provide the selected publications in advance, which will be published closer to the congress. More information about “Year in..” confirmed faculty and selected publications will be available later in 2023.

Clinical Grand Round

The very popular Clinical Grand Round pits the wits of 6 internationally renowned physicians against 7 difficult clinical cases involving patients with infectious diseases. It is co-sponsored by the Infectious Disease Society of America. In a 2-hour session, cases are presented by trainee ID physicians from Europe and USA and discussed with the senior Professors. The presenting trainees and their cases are selected in a competitive process in the months leading up to the Congress. More information about the session will be available later in 2023.

Awards sessions

One of the main missions of ESCMID is to promote scientific research in the fields of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases. To this aim, ESCMID supports young clinicians, researchers and established scholars with awards and grants to recognise achievements and provide incentive for future accomplishments.
At ECCMID 2023, the winners of the society’s awards for 2023 will be presented in dedicated sessions. For more information, please click here.



The TAE Day is organized every year at ECCMID by the Trainee Association of ESCMID. This session targets CM and ID trainees who can register in advance to take part to a Round Tables-type sessions, where they have the chance to informally interact with renowned experts in the field of CM and ID. This way, they can get inspiration from the experts present, discuss the main challenges and decisions during clinical and/or research career, get career advice, learn about career/research opportunities and strengthen their network. More information about registration for the Round Tables at the TAE will follow.