The 23rd European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 2013
Berlin, Germany, 27-30 April 2013
The European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), the annual meeting of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, is now the world's largest conference on infectious diseases. This year, the meeting attracted a global attendance of more than 10,000 scientists and clinicians to share state-of-the-art information on infectious diseases. This article, the first of a two-part report on the ECCMID 2013 conference, reviews sessions on the increasing challenges and emerging new threats from invasive fungal infections.