The 39th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID) took place between the 24–29 May 2021, hosted online from Geneva. PERFORM and our sister Horizon2020 project DIAMONDS contributed to the conference with several fascinating presentations. As always, it was a pleasure to take part!
Some highlights from the meet include:
- Myrsini Kaforou provided preliminary data on a 2-gene biosignature to distinguish between COVID-19 and other definite bacterial and viral infections: Characterisation of the Host Blood Gene Expression Profiles of Children With Covid-19 and Identification of Diagnostic Biomarkers.
While we missed meeting our colleagues and friends for conference coffees this year, hosting the meet online meant that the content was more accessible than ever before, and for those who registered, all of the ESPID meeting materials and networking features will be available until 29 August 2021. Though we look forward to hopefully all being together again next year!