European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases : Abstract Book 2020
While the on-site congress in Paris did not occur in April of 2020 as a consequence of COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to acknowledge the hard work that went into the planning of ECCMID, and the messages of support that have been received since the announcement of the on-site cancellation. It was again another record-breaking year for the submission of ECCMID abstracts, with 6,980 pieces of scientific work being submitted in late 2019 for inclusion , as well as 181 abstracts that were received in February 2020 as latebreaker submissions. A big thank you to all submitters for being part of this record-breaking year! The scientific abstracts are subject to a stringent review process, with each submission being viewed and rated by at least three ECCMID abstract reviewers. These reviewers represent the pre-eminent experts in various specialties from the fields of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. As with every year, we thank them all for their outstanding and essential work in the abstract rating process. Once the ratings were finalised, the ECCMID Programme Committee decided on the accepted abstracts by specific topic, and allocated them into abstract sessions, as presented herein. The ECCMID Abstract Programme represents the latest studies and findings from the last year of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, and we congratulate all of the authors who had their work included. We hope that the works included herein spark conversations and collaborations between scientists across disciplines and across the world.