ESCAIDE 2014: November 5-7, Stockholm


ESCAIDE is quickly approaching! The conference is set to include five plenary sessions and around 300 presentations on all aspects of infectious disease control and prevention. The conference will start with Dr. Ilaria Capua’s keynote address on globalisation and pathogens. Dr. Capua is a veterinarian by training, and has devoted most of her professional life to virology. In 2011, she was the first woman recipient of the Penn Vet World Leadership Award. In 2014, she received the Excellence Award conferred by the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.


Other major topics that ESCAIDE 2014 will address are:

·       “How are cross-border health threats dealt with in the EU?” with an introduction from Martin Seychell, Deputy Director General for Consumers and Health, European Commission;  and presentations on preparedness and risk assessment at an EU level, and risk management and risk assessment at national level.

·       ''Primum non nocere- Why engineer microbes to be more dangerous to humankind”, a plenary discussion with Dr. Filippa Lentzos and Dr. Simon Wain-Hobson

·       Surveillance of influenza in humans and animals, emerging and vector-borne diseases, attitudes to vaccines and effectiveness of vaccination, and many more.

Please see the ESCAIDE 2014 programme for more information on the authors and presentations that you can enjoy at conference.

Late breakers abstract call ends 21 September

If you have you recently been involved in controlling a disease outbreak, performed pioneering public health research or taken action to prevent infectious disease transmission, you should share your newly acquired knowledge by submitting a late breaker abstract at ESCAIDE!  All information on the late breaker abstract call, including acceptance criteria and details on how to submit an abstract can be found on the ESCAIDE website. The call is open until 21 September.   

Registration information and reminder to book hotels early

Registration, travel and accommodation options are all available on the ESCAIDE website. Remember to book hotels early to guarantee accommodation. Please check the ESCAIDE website for a list of suggested hotels which have a guaranteed rate for ESCAIDE participants (subject to availability).


Further information

The 2014 European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE) will be held in Stockholm, Sweden on 5 - 7 November. The conference, sponsored by ECDC, will be hosted at the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre, in the heart of the city.

In order to keep yourself up to date, regular updates and information will be available via the ESCAIDE website (, ESCAIDE Facebook page, as well as the ECDC Twitter account (ECDC_EU) using the hashtag #ESCAIDE.

If you wish to receive updates about the conference by email, please join the ESCAIDE mailing list by sending your details to the following



Wed, 11/05/2014 - Fri, 11/07/2014