EUCAST http://www.eucast.org/ EUCAST en EUCAST http://www.eucast.org/main/typo3conf/ext/tt_news/ext_icon.gif http://www.eucast.org/ EUCAST TYPO3 - get.content.right http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:26:54 +0100 AMST Workshop 4th of February 2020 http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=342&cHash=f238095eaa15fbaea38e95a8dd4a81bf The EUCAST AMST Subcommittee issues and open invitation to a workshop in Malmö, Sweden on the 4th... The EUCAST AMST Subcommittee issues and open invitation to a workshop in Malmö, Sweden on the 4th of February 2020. Read all about it! 

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:26:54 +0100
Ceftolozane-tazobactam revised breakpoints following new indications for the agent. http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=341&cHash=e9be6eb8116346a7e2161257a5e63fe6 EUCAST General Consultation on the revision of ceftolozane-tazobactam breakpoints following... ceftolozane-tazobactam breakpoints following extended indications for the agent.]]> Fri, 01 Nov 2019 15:16:59 +0100 Cefazolin breakpoints in Enterobacterales - consultation closes on 8 Nov, 2019 http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=340&cHash=748b4573357a98a525f43e04b0f1a6a4 Cefazolin breakpoints in Enterobacterales - general consultation closes on 8 Nov, 2019. general consultation closes on 8 Nov, 2019. ]]> Thu, 24 Oct 2019 11:01:48 +0200 FAQ on RAST http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=339&cHash=6a062597b5190b9403a7ddd767e25960 Frequently Asked Questions on EUCAST Rapid AST directly from blood culture bottles published. Frequently Asked Questions on EUCAST Rapid AST directly from blood culture bottles published. ]]> Tue, 15 Oct 2019 16:08:21 +0200 Temocillin clinical breakpoints http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=338&cHash=d78b4bd56b370cf4580dc44842bc98d1 Temocillin clinical breakpoints for consultation until 8 November, 2019. Temocillin clinical breakpoints for consultation until 8 November, 2019. ]]> Mon, 14 Oct 2019 14:06:08 +0200 Two new EUCAST videos published http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=337&cHash=aac90f57c643454e156fa53e242aafc4 EUCAST instruction videos. Two new videos published, one on the storage and handling of disk and... EUCAST instruction videos.

Two new videos published, one on the storage and handling of disk and media and one on QC of AST in the laboratory.

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Mon, 07 Oct 2019 12:11:57 +0200
The EUCAST AFST has posted revised breakpoints and RDs for consultation. http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=336&cHash=c31f14953708997400f63b816b1199ca The EUCAST AFST has revised breakpoints and RDsas a consequence of the EUCAST change in the... These are now available for comments in a general consultation.]]> Wed, 25 Sep 2019 11:09:39 +0200 EUCAST recruits PKPD experts Shampa Das and Joseph Meletiadis http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=335&cHash=59756771256d56652e399a42ff26fca7 In an open process EUCAST has recruited two PKPD experts, Shampa Das (UK) and Joseph Meletiadis... In an open process EUCAST has recruited two PKPD experts, Shampa Das (UK) and Joseph Meletiadis (Greece and NL) and thereby increased its competence in the field. 

Recognising the pivotal importance of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) in the process of setting clinical breakpoints, EUCAST recruited two PK/PD experts during the summer of 2019. Both will be members of the Steering Committee.

Dr Shampa Das is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Antimicrobial Pharmacodynamics and Therapeutics, University of Liverpool, UK. She has previously been employed as a Director of Clinical Pharmacology at the Antibiotics Unit, AstraZeneca. She has vast experience with drug development, preclinical PK/PD and clinical support to aid optimal dose selection, as well as extensive experience with the regulatory process.

Dr Joseph Meletiadis is an Associate Professor of Microbiology at the University of Athens, and Head of the Mycology Unit in Attikon General Hospital, Athens, Greece. He is also a research scientist in the Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Dr Meletiadis is also the clinical data coordinator of the EUCAST Subcommittee for antifungal susceptibility testing (AFST) and a member of the executive committee of the ESCMID Study Group on PK/PD of anti-infectives. Joseph has extensive experience with in vitro and in vivo PK-PD modelling and MIC-testing in relation to the setting of clinical breakpoints.

We welcome Shampa and Joseph to the EUCAST Steering Committee!

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Fri, 06 Sep 2019 14:16:39 +0200
"Rationale for the reference method for MIC determination of M. tuberculosis" posted http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=334&cHash=3909181732276c9b190cf1c759357bb8 A new document "Rationale for the reference method for MIC determination of M.... Rationale for the reference method for MIC determination of M. tuberculosis" posted on website. ]]> Tue, 03 Sep 2019 16:16:50 +0200 Florfenicol RD from VetCAST http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=333&cHash=f4de1931f44e5e096beeb91f4df058f3 Florfenicol RD v 1.0 published by VetCAST now available. Florfenicol RD v 1.0 published by VetCAST now available.

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Fri, 16 Aug 2019 09:00:02 +0200
FAQ document update. http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=332&cHash=de19471d7b496eba1efd56357b691aab FAQ document updated. New questions and answers on the new EUCAST definitions of S,I and R and on... FAQ document updated. New questions and answers on the new EUCAST definitions of S,I and R and on ATU.]]> Mon, 12 Aug 2019 13:00:57 +0200 B. pseudomallei breakpoints and methods - comments and response to consultation http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=331&cHash=bde3fcc04b776b0feaa9d186c0d30198 Following the consultation on proposed B.pseudomallei breakpoints, EUCAST publishes comments and... comments and response. A table listing breakpoints (intended for the 2020 EUCAST v 10 breakpoint table) is at the end of the document.]]> Tue, 23 Jul 2019 16:44:59 +0200 EUCAST consultation (comments and responses) on the implementation of "Susceptible, increased exposure" http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=330&cHash=1f62d25a7399e901e262a24b60e9ca66 The EUCAST consultation on the "Susceptible, increased exposre" resulted in several... Susceptible, increased exposre" resulted in several comments. These and EUCAST responses are now available. ]]> Mon, 22 Jul 2019 16:39:20 +0200 Antimycobacterial susceptibility testing http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=329&cHash=aab27f34210e7227a0c80afc00ec1b31 Several changes - rationale documents for bedaquiline and delaminide published, consultation... Several changes - rationale documents for bedaquiline and delaminide published, consultation finalised, and a reference method for MIC testing of Mycobacteria published.

See the web pages for Antimycobacterial susceptibility testing.

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Fri, 19 Jul 2019 11:52:26 +0200
EUCAST documents in Serbian on NAC website. http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=328&cHash=30e38b2855d014a0b99c5723143ed22d All EUCAST documents have been translated to Serbian and are now available from the NAC website. translated to Serbian and are now available from the NAC website.]]> Fri, 05 Jul 2019 10:09:39 +0200 Revised expert rules published. http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=327&cHash=e981d226ffefbe0f39f575b05ccd6bec All expert rules have been revised. Public consultation completed. All expert rules have been revised. Public consultation completed.

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Fri, 14 Jun 2019 09:40:32 +0200
Maps showing EUCAST implementation updated. http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=326&cHash=e15a86aa05e6296b01a61b6052f3cd04 Maps showing the implementation of EUCAST have been updated for 2019. implementation of EUCAST have been updated for 2019.]]> Sat, 25 May 2019 12:24:32 +0200 EUCAST public consultation (until 30 June) on proposed breakpoints for Burkholderia pseudomallei http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=325&cHash=4d2563a2faabb5e61fd2b770f662dac7 EUCAST public consultation on proposed breakpoints for Burkholderia pseudomallei EUCAST public consultation on proposed breakpoints for Burkholderia pseudomallei

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Wed, 22 May 2019 23:20:06 +0200
Proposed joint CLSI/EUCAST SOP for optimizing disk contents. http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=324&cHash=5fc350e56af8ad19681f749980b93901 A joint CLSI/EUCAST ad hoc subcommittee/working group has proposed an SOP for the determination of... A joint CLSI/EUCAST ad hoc subcommittee/working group has proposed an SOP for the determination of optimal disk contents. Comments are invited through either committee procedure. 

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Tue, 21 May 2019 16:09:05 +0200
Modified warning against the use of gradient tests for confirming vancomycin resistance in enterococci. http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=323&cHash=3816a37d56a59e4cd24f70b62ad85c67 See Warnings page Warnings page]]> Tue, 21 May 2019 11:58:28 +0200 Consultation on Proposed revision of aminoglycoside breakpoints http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=322&cHash=47b22896ff2d66a3a4e077070f05c0a2 EUCAST proposes to revise aminoglycoside breakpoints - public consultation 30 May, 2019. EUCAST proposes to revise aminoglycoside breakpoints - public consultation 30 May, 2019.

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Fri, 17 May 2019 08:37:35 +0200
EUCAST hopes to add one more PK-PD expert to the Steering Committee. http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=321&cHash=113c73fd8e543b9919752ce715db3692 Due to the increasing number of proposals of new antimicrobials requesting marketing authorisation... Due to the increasing number of proposals of new antimicrobials requesting marketing authorisation and the increasing pace of reviewing existing breakpoints, the EUCAST Steering Committee is seeking to expand its expertise in pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics as it relates to susceptibility testing and clinical breakpoint setting. We are looking for a colleague with expertise in PK-PD and a general understanding of clinical infection and antibacterial therapeutics. Interested colleagues should address this no later than 30 June, 2019.

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Thu, 16 May 2019 10:24:00 +0200
Reference method for the determination of MICs in Mycobacteria - Consultation http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=320&cHash=c7716cd11a951a1f9868afd802f0869f The EUCAST Subcommittee on Anti-Mycobacterial susceptibility testing proposes a broth microdilution... M. tuberculosis complex. The documents are open for general consultation 15 May - 26 June, 2019. ]]> Wed, 15 May 2019 13:36:49 +0200 General consultation on changing categorisation of some wild type distributions http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=319&cHash=4dd149a4f106886c265774a14570a376 EUCAST proposes that agents and species currently categorised as SusceptibleHE (SHE) are... EUCAST proposes that agents and species currently categorised as SusceptibleHE (SHE) are re-categorised as “Susceptible, increased exposure” (I)

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Thu, 09 May 2019 16:52:44 +0200
The working order between industry, EMA and EUCAST. http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=318&cHash=86a25535c07daaffdd8155fdb5ff1e03 Updated document to describe the working order between pharmaceutical industry, EMA and EUCAST. he working order between pharmaceutical industry, EMA and EUCAST.]]> Sun, 05 May 2019 17:59:47 +0200 Rapid AST direct from blood cultures - criteria for Acinetobacter baumannii added http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=317&cHash=c769a85f0cbf6e246686822727608faa Rapid AST direct from blood cultures - criteria for Acinetobacter baumannii were added and also... Rapid AST direct from blood cultures - criteria for Acinetobacter baumannii were added and also criteria for screening for ESBL and carbapenemases for epidemiological and/or infection control purposes. ]]> Thu, 02 May 2019 14:29:16 +0200 VetCAST workshop, London, 2-4 June, 2019. http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=316&cHash=000ba6c5b8c2516c98467ef8fbd8dccc As in previous years, the EUCAST subcommittee VetCAST arranges a workshop om methodology for...

As in previous years, the EUCAST subcommittee VetCAST arranges a workshop om methodology for setting clinical breakpoints for veterinary pathogens. This 2½ day workshop will take place from June 2nd-4th at the Royal Veterinary College in London. 

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Thu, 25 Apr 2019 08:37:24 +0200
EUCAST posters at ECCMID 2019 http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=315&cHash=e6e264b64eaf2249dbd116fc04eecfb5 EUCAST posters for ECCMID 2019 now available. EUCAST posters for ECCMID 2019 now available.]]> Wed, 10 Apr 2019 13:51:28 +0200 EUCAST AFST QC Table updated! http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=314&cHash=7bfe3b1378c3e56180fffa76d1f98189 There is a new version and update of the EUCAST AFST QC table! There is a new version and update of the EUCAST AFST QC table

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Thu, 04 Apr 2019 13:12:43 +0200
EUCAST at ECCMID 2019 http://www.eucast.org/eucast_news/news_singleview/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=313&cHash=3cb4aa5fdb132c4f15076ab957a2949b This document lists a variety of EUCAST activities during ECCMID 2019 in Amsterdam. This document lists a variety of EUCAST activities during ECCMID 2019 in Amsterdam.

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