• Photo by Megan Jerrad / Visit Faroe Islands

Welcome to the 34th annual meeting of NSCMID


31 August - 3 September 2017

Tórshavn, Faroe Islands 


On behalf of the Scientific and Local Organising Committees I bid you welcome to the 34th Annual Conference of the Nordic Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (NSCMID). The NSCMID 2017 is held in the “Norðurlandahúsið” (The Nordic House) in Tórshavn the capital of the Faroe Islands.

Important topics within Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases will be covered. Our specialties play an increasing role in a global health context with globalization, new epidemics, old epidemics, chronic viral diseases, acute viral and bacterial diseases, emerging infections, vector-borne diseases, climate change, multiresistant bacteria, the need of antibiotic stewardship, the need of infection control and other important issues related to Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Knowledge about Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases is relevant to clinicians of almost all medical specialties. Without microbiological diagnostics and surveillance, effective antibiotics, antiviral therapeutics, hygiene, infection control and antibiotic stewardship, modern medical practice will not be possible as we practice it today. All these important aspects will be covered at the NSCMID 2017. New state of the art therapeutics and diagnostics will also be presented at the NSCMID 2017 by our Industry partners.

More than 350 people are attending the NSCMID 2017. We have an important and exciting scientific programme ready for you with 31 invited speakers and almost 100 scientific posters. A large proportion of the audience are active scientists presenting their own results at the NSCMID 2017, and this will strengthen the scientific quality of the conference.We hope that you will enjoy your stay in the Faroe Islands. We hope that you will find time to experience the Nature, the People and the Culture of the Faroe Islands.
We hope that you will meet many good colleagues and friends from all the Nordic countries and from countries outside the Nordic region. We hope that you will enjoy the company of the NSCMID 2017 attendees both in a relaxed way and making new friends and collaborators for future projects together.

Enjoy the NSCMID 2017 and the Faroe Islands!


Best Regards
Shahin Gaïni
President, NSCMID 2017


The congress is partly sponsored by AbbVie