Antibiotics are amongst the most commonly used drugs, and any physician, at one time or another, will prescribe them. However, in most medical curricula, the attention for antibiotic therapy is quite scarce. Therefore, the ESCMID Study Group for Antimicrobial stewardshiP (ESGAP) since 2015 offers a yearly workshop in antibiotic therapy. The practical organization in hands of the University Medical Center Utrecht.

In an intensive three-day program, clinical experts cover the basics of antibiotic therapy, and will discuss the rationale behind the antibiotic treatment regimens of the most relevant infections for medical specialists. The course material will be further practiced with interactive questions. The course strives for maximum interaction, group size will therefore be limited to a maximum of 60 (two groups of 30).

The fifth edition of the course will be given March 26th-28th 2020, in Valencia Spain (ADEIT Foundation in the center of the city).

ESGAP offers ten participation grants: recipients will be offered registration at the discounted rate of €75. In awarding the grants preference will be given to ESCMID-members and doctors at the beginning of their career (<40 years). A geographical and gender-balance will be pursued. To apply for a grant, please send a short motivation letter (max 200 words) and curriculum (max 1 A4 sheet) to the ESGAP secretary Tomislav Kostyanev: The deadline for application is December 1st 2019.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at one of the ESGAP courses,

Dr Miquel Ekkelenkamp, clinical microbiologist University Medical Center Utrecht, course coordinator, on behalf of the ESGAP executive committee