26 - 28 February 2015
Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre
On behalf of the Australian Society for Antimicrobials I would like to invite you to the Society’s 16th Annual Scientific Meeting “Antimicrobials 2015” to be held at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre, Brisbane, on Thursday 26th - Saturday 28nd February 2015.
I am pleased to announce Sara Cosgrove, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA; Jan Kluytmans, Erasmus Medical University, The Netherlands; Sally Roberts, Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand; and Gunnar Kahlmeter, Central Hospital, Sweden will be participating at the meeting. Sara will be presenting the plenary “Multiple Prongs of Stewardship: Less is More – Debunking Stewardship Myths”, while Jan and Sally will be presenting “Resistance Links to Animals" and “Improving Care: Infection Prevention and Patient Safety” respectively. In addition to presenting the plenary “EUCAST and Beyond”, Gunnar with Erika Matusckek will be presenting two EUCAST workshops on susceptibility testing.
The 2015 Howard Florey Oration will be delivered by Benjamin Howden from Melbourne University, Victoria. Ben will be presenting the talk “Vancomycin and Staphylococcus aureus – A Complex Relationship”
The programme’s symposia cover many different aspects on antimicrobials and sessions include “Alternative Perspectives on Antimicrobial Use”, “Carbapenemases”, “What to Report and How to Treat”, “Enterococci" and "SMART Platforms”. In addition we have two pharmacy symposia on Saturday afternoon titled “The Bugs and Treatment” and "Antimicrobial Stewardship". Six 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 Reception and the Industry Reception. I am confident that you will find the meeting’s programme both scientifically stimulating and informative and we look forward to meeting you in Brisbane.
Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday 12th December 2014
Early Bird Registration Deadline: Friday 2nd January 2015