Australian Society for Antimicrobials
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Welcome to the web site of the Australian Society for Antimicrobials.

Since becoming an Incorporated Society in March 1999, ASA membership now covers a diverse background of professions interested in the study of antimicrobials including clinical microbiologists and infectious diseases physicians, respiratory and ICU physicians, medical and non-medical microbiologists and scientists, pharmacists, veterinarians, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and industry representatives from pharmaceutical and diagnostic/research biomedical companies.
On this site you can access the Society's Objectives, Constitution and the Committee Members.
The Society's Membership Subscription Form and details of the Annual Scientific Meeting can be downloaded.
Members of the Society can download current and previous newsletters, as well as abstracts from previous annual scientific meetings, in the Members Area.
Although ASA's membership is primarily based in Australia and New Zealand, it now extends to Asia, North America, Europe and the United Kingdom.

Antimicrobials 2015

26 - 28 February 2015

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

www.antimicrobials2015.com



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  • 16th International Symposium on Staphylococci and Staphylococcal Infections (ISSSI)
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Latest ASA News

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22 Aug 2014
ASA 2014 Research Grant: Deadline Friday 24th October 2014
The Australian Society of Antimicrobials (ASA) 2015 research grant to support original research is now available.
 
The application must be performed on line via the ASA website Research Grant Application Form
 
The grant application will be assessed by a panel of at least six independent reviewers using a standardised scoring system. Applicants will be informed of the decision one week before the ASA annual scientific meeting "Antimicrobials 2015".
 
The closing date for the 2014 ASA Research Grant is Friday 24th October 2014.
 
22 Aug 2014
Antimicrobials 2015: Programme Update
Antimicrobials 2015
26 - 28 February 2015
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
 
 
The Australian Society for Antimicrobials is pleased to announce Professor Peter Hawkey from Birmingham University will be participating in the following sessions during Antimicrobials 2015
 
Keynote Lecture 1
ESBL Producing Enterobacteriaceae in the Community and the Environment – Tiger or Pussycat?
 
SMART Platforms Symposium
Full Laboratory Automation – Does it Work out of the Box? 
 
Online Registration and Accommodation Reservations: www.antimicrobials2015.com
 
Important Dates
Abstract submission deadline: Friday 12th December 2014
Early bird registration deadline: Friday 2nd January 2015
 
30 Jul 2014
Antimicrobials 2015 Meeting Registration Website Open
Antimicrobials 2015
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.
 
Important Dates
 
Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday 12th December 2014
 
Early Bird Registration Deadline: Friday 2nd January 2015
 
 
 
Thomas Gottlieb
President ASA
 
12 Jul 2014
15th Asia- Pacific Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infection (15th APCCMI)
Dear ASA Member
 
It is with great pleasure to announce that we will be hosting the 15th Asia- Pacific Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infection (15th APCCMI) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the 26th - 29th November 2014.
 
This important and prestigious meeting on clinical microbiology and infectious diseases will be a meeting point for international experts from various parts of the world. The international and local committees will be working hard with great enthusiasm and passion to design a programme focused on the latest developments in clinical microbiology and infectious diseases. You will benefit from updates in various fields, and an opportunity to increase your network with various scientific groups from all over the world.
 
Malaysia is a bubbling, bustling melting pot of races and religions where the Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups live together in peace and harmony, and are very laid back, warm and friendly. Multiculturalism has not only made Malaysia a gastronomical paradise, it has also made Malaysia home to hundreds of colourful festivals. It is no wonder that Malaysians love celebrating and socialising.
 
I am sure you will have a great time in Malaysia and I look forward to seeing you in Kuala Lumpur in 2014!
 
Professor Dr Zamberi Sekawi
Chairman, 15th APCCMI
 
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12 Jul 2014
Murdoch University - Chatham House International Symposium on Antimicrobial Resistance 8 December 20
Murdoch University, in partnership with the Chatham House Centre on Global Health Security, will be holding an international symposium on Antimicrobial Resistance on 8th December 2014 at their South Street campus in Perth, WA. 
 
Keynote speakers for the event include Professor Dame Sally Davies (UK Chief Medical Officer), Professor Ramanan Laxminarayan (Vice-President for Research and Policy at the Public Health Foundation of India) and Professor David Heymann CBE (Head of the Chatham House Centre on Global Health Security).
 
The interim website for the event can be found at: http://www.murdoch.edu.au/AMR/
Murdoch University is currently developing the full event website, which will include an “AMR Resources” page providing links to relevant organisations.