The European Society of Mycobacteriology (ESM) is a non-profit, international, scientific society dealing with different aspects of mycobacteriology and related diseases.

The ESM is committed to:

  • Encourage the highest standards for research to facilitate the discovery of new knowledge
  • Coordinate and provide information and expertise on mycobacteriology to other organizations worldwide 
  • Disseminate knowledge on all aspects of mycobacteriology an related diseases, through scientific meetings and publications
  • Encourage and provide the highest standards of training for interested health care providers 
  • Establish, review and revise guidelines
  • Promote high quality and cost effective diagnostic procedures
  • Advise, cooperate and participate with government and non-government agencies in matters of common interest
  • Participate in activities whose aim is to prevent mycobacterial diseases worldwide