Antimicrobials 2019
Antimicrobials 2019

On behalf of the Australian Society for Antimicrobials, I would like to invite you to the Society's 20th Annual Scientific Meeting, "Antimicrobials 2019", to be held at Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park on Thursday 21st - Saturday 23rd February 2019.

I am pleased to announce Romney Humphries, Accelerate Diagnostics and the American Society for Microbiology, USA; Jesús Rodriguez-Baño, Seville University and President of the European Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Spain; and Karin Thursky, The University of Melbourne, Australia will be participating at the meeting. Romney will be presenting the plenary "Antimicrobial susceptibility testing: Old technologies for new drugs and new technologies for old drugs", Jesús will be presenting "New antimicrobials: Can we avoid our past mistakes?" and Karin will be presenting the plenary "Antimicrobial stewardship in Australia: Leaders or laggards?". 

The 2019 Howard Florey Oration will be delivered by Monica Slavin from The University Of Melbourne, Australia. 

The programme's symposia cover many different aspects of antimicrobials and sessions include "Difficult to treat populations (Science and immunology)", "Difficult to treat/ID organisms (Laboratory and technical aspects)", "Technology and antimicrobial resistance", "Where humans and animals collide", and "AMR testing update". In addition, we will have an AMR update summit panel discussion and two pharmacy symposia titled "The drugs" and "Drugs and bugs". Two literature review sessions will also be presented, including "The year in clinical microbiology" (Tony Korman, Victoria) and "The year in AMR" (Elaine Cheong, New South Wales). Four proffered papers and two poster sessions are also planned for the meeting. 

To promote discussion and interaction between delegates and the invited speakers, the meeting's registration includes lunches, morning and afternoon teas and admission to the Howard Florey Dinner. 

I am confident that you will find the meeting's programme both scientifically stimulating and informative and we look forward to meeting you in Sydney.

Ben Howden
President ASA


Australian Society for Antimicrobials

Since becoming an incorporated Society in March 1999, ASA membership now covers a diverse range of professions interested in the study of antimicrobials, including clinical microbiologists and infectious diseases physicians, respiratory and ICU physicians, medial and non-medical microbiologists and scientists.  

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline
Friday, 7th December 2018

Abstract Notification
Tuesday, 18th December 2018

Early Bird Registration Deadline
Friday, 4th January 2019

Accommodation Booking Deadline
Friday, 11 January 2019