Members of this Ace participate in multiple national regulatory boards for infectious diseases, such as LCI, LCR, NVHB and SWAB, in (inter)national guideline committees for tuberculosis, STD, Tropical Diseases, HIV, Leprosy, schistosomiasis, and Leptospirosis and in the international working group on eumycetoma (ISHAM) and the mycetoma consortium, which got mycetoma recognized as NTD by the WHO in May 2016.
The Erasmus MC harbors (inter)national reference/expertise centers for, among others, Arthropod Borne viruses, Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses, measles, Rubella (ACE VICER), mycobacterial (ACE ARTE) and parasitic infections. Close collaboration with VICER and ARTE provides crucial expertise Formation of this ACE will expand the portfolio of research options in global and various migratory populations, such as short and long-term travelers, expats, immigrants, as well as the potential impact on global public health.
This will not only further enhance the expertise and knowledge center function , but also provide more possibilities for students to participate in innovative educational projects and research on tropical infectious diseases in tropical countries and in travelers with imported diseases. Due to the nature of this ACE and the growing preventive possibilities for diverse diseases, substantial contributions will be established in public health, guidelines and standard of care.