Welcome to the website of the U.E.M.S. Section of Medical Microbiology

The Section of Medical Microbiology was founded at a meeting of the UEMS Council held in Brussels on 19 April 2008 on the initiative of Prof. John E. Degener.  Twenty-one delegates from 16 European countries attended the first Meeting of this new Section in Brussels on 27 September 2008. The Section now includes 23 full-member countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium, France, UK), 2 associate-member country (Turkey and Serbia) and 1 observer country (Macedonia).

The main purposes of the UEMS are the harmonisation and improvement of the quality of medical specialists training, qualifications and practice in the European Union.

The first UEMS Medical Microbiology Examination was held in Paris in 2022. See examination page for more details on examination.

UEMS Statutes, Rules of Procedure and the Explanatory Notes documents are available at http://www.uems.eu/about-us/statutes

The last general meeting 

The General-Meeting 2024 of the U.E.M.S. Section of Medical Microbiology was held on 26th April 2024 (Time: 1 pm - 5 pm), on the day before the opening of the ESCMID GLOBAL 2024  in Barcelona, Spain.