Steering Committee

The ESCMID-appointed Steering Committee consists of the Chairman, the Scientific Secretary, the Clinical Data Co-ordinator, the Technical Data Co-ordinator, a representative from each of the European national breakpoint committees and two representatives from the EUCAST general committee. Proposals, draft documents and tentative decisions are submitted for consultation to the General Committee, external expert groups and an email distribution list of pharmaceutical and susceptibility testing device manufacturing industries.


  • Chairman (2016 -) Christian Giske
  • Scientific Secretary (2016 - ) John Turnidge
  • Clinical Data Co-ordinator (2016 - ) Rafael Canton
  • Technical Data Co-ordinator and Webmaster (2016 - ) Gunnar Kahlmeter
  • PK/PD experts (2019 - ) Joseph Meletiadis, Shampa Das Smith
  • BSAC (The United Kingdom) Alasdair MacGowan; Robin Howe 
  • CA-SFM (France) Gerard Lina
  • German NAC (Germany) Sören Gatermann
  • NWGA (Norway) Christoffer Lindemann
  • SRGA (Sweden) Christian Giske
  • EUCAST General Committee Representative 1 (Brazil, 2020-2022): Jorge Sampaio
  • EUCAST General Committee Representative 2 (Italy, 2020-2022): Gianni Rossolini


All current and previous Steering Committee members and positions are listed here.


To obtain professional help with travel arrangements (flights, train) for Steering Committee meetings, contact Elias.Kuehne[at] (Phone: +49 (0) 7621 586710).


Travel reimbursement for Steering Committee members - download and complete this form


ESCMID travel insurance of EUCAST SC members




Following applications from three countries 2020, ESCMID decided to appoint Brazil (previously not represented on the SC) and Italy (previously on the SC 2006 - 2007) the two seats on the EUCAST Steering Committee for the period 2020 - 2021, prolonged to 2022 because of the Covid pandemic.

Applications for the period June 2023 - May 2025 can be sent to Gunnar.Kahlmeter[at] any time before the end of February 2023.


We wish to always remember our two colleagues and friends who are no longer with us:


1. Johan Mouton. Since the very beginning, Johan Mouton, was important to EUCAST in that he was an ardent supporter of European harmonisation and of bringing PKPD to bear on breakpoint setting. Johan died in the evening of Tuesday 9 July, 2019 .The Steering Committee meeting 8 - 9 of July was the only meeting since 2002 to which Johan could not travel.  We shall miss Johan for his courage and his passion for getting it right! 


2. Martin Steinbakk, former EUCAST Steering Committee member, sadly died Monday 11 April, 2022. Martin chaired the Norwegain Committee breakpoint committee (NWGA) for many years and was in 2001 one of the original members of the EUCAST Steering Committee. He then represented the Norwegian committee and we learnt to appreciate his experience in susceptibility testing, his quite humour and his sonorous voice. We worked with Martin for many years and and now our thoughts are with his wife, children, grandchildren and friends. 




What is EUCAST all about?

Find out about our aims, who our members are and how EUCAST functions in our statutes.

EUCAST Steering Committee at ECCMID 2014