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 21 full-member countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, UK), 1 associate-member country (Turkey) and 4 observer countries (Belgium, France, Macedonia, Serbia).

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.

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

The next general meeting

of the U.E.M.S. Section of Medical Microbiology scheduled tol be held in Paris, France on Friday April 17, 2020 on the day before the opening of the 30th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) at Convention Centre, Place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris, France was canceled due to the Covid-19-pandemic. We will work in the coming weeks on defining a novel date and will inform you as soon as possible. As they say in French, "ce n'est que partie remise",  and we do hope to meet soon after the COVID-19 public health threat will be behind us. 

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