On March 15th, Prof Federico Martinón-Torres of our partners at Servizio Galego de Saude accepted the award given via video conference by the Spanish Paediatric Infectious Disease Society for the paper titled, “Life-threatening infections in children in Europe (the EUCLIDS Project): a prospective cohort study”. The paper which was published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, is a resulting research output of PERFORM’s predecessor project, EUCLIDS and investigates the burden of disease and outcomes in children with life-threatening bacterial infections in Europe.
Collaborative research for the authors has continued on from EUCLIDS into PERFORM and its sister, EU-funded project, DIAMONDS. Almost 15 years of collaboration is testament to the dedication of the authors’ and as Prof Martinón-Torres said “this is truly a very special paper. It is a true team effort and reflects the huge effort of each participating country, site, hospital, team, nurse, and lab.” Prof Martinón-Torres goes on to say “this fruitful collaboration we have started so many years ago has allowed us to become such a strong research consortium and even better, an amazing group of friends committed to PID research. I am so proud of all.”
Martinón-Torres, F., Salas, A., Rivero-Calle, I., Cebey-Lopez, M., Pardo-Seco, J., Herberg, J., Boeddha, N. P., Klobassa, D. S., Secka, F., Paulus, S., de Groot, R., Schlapbach, L. J., Driessen, G. J., Anderson, S. T., Emonts, M., Zenz, W., Carrol, E. D., Van der Flier, M., and Levin, M. on behalf of the EUCLIDS Consortium (2018). “Life-threatening infections in children in Europe (the EUCLIDS Project): a prospective cohort study”, The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, 2(6), pp404-414. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2352-4642(18)30113-5