Past Conferences & Events



Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus
Aureus (MRSA)

Science Museum   Exhibition Rd, Kensington, London SW7 2DD.

Antibiotics have enabled us to combat diseases that were once untreatable. But bacteria have fought back, evolving into superbugs resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics.

The exhibition explores how society is responding to the enormous challenge of antibiotic resistance, featuring scientific research from across the globe and the personal stories of those waging war on the superbugs.

>22nd ADNAT Convention:International Symposium on Antibiotic Resistance

5-8 March 2019.   Indian Institute of Technology,(IIT) Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India. ​​
Organiser: The Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology,(IIT)  Roorkee (India). Association for the Promotion of DNA Fingerprinting and other DNA Technologies (ADNAT)
Hands-on Workshop on Antibiotic Resistance - Lets get practical
8 – 11, March 2019 I Roorkee (India). All workshop participants MUST attend the symposium.
AROHP-2019 Workshop on Antibiotic Resistance – Let’s Get Practical is a four-day extensive event where each participant will be provided with hands-on experience in performing state-of-the-art modern techniques in antibiotic resistance screening and diagnostics employing sophisticated instrumentation.

>Novel Antimicrobials and AMR Diagnostics 2019
14-15 March 2019. Berlin. The Berlin Conference on Life Sciences "Novel Antimicrobials & Diagnostics" series aims to serve as a platform for SMEs, startups, big pharma, academia, investors and governmental institutions to pick up innovative ideas, to address the specific challenges faced by SMEs and to discuss strategies to bring new antimicrobial treatments and diagnostics to the patient.

>International Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance (ICAMR) 2019, 

21st to 23rd March 2019. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

ICAMR 2019 promises an enriching scientific and educational gathering, which will shed light on the latest advances in research and practice through presentations, workshops and interactive discussions with current, in-depth quality scientific contents in the field of Antimicrobial Resistance. The conference is organized by the National Committee of AMR in UAE.Logo

>ECCMID, the 29th Annual Congress
13-16th April 2019. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The 29th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases - ECCMID - The Society's annual congress. ESCMID's yearly congress attracts nearly 13'000 participants and offers a wide range of sessions including: keynotes, symposia, poster sessions, educational workshops, meet-the-expert sessions and more.

>ICOHAR 2019

16-18 April 2019. Utrecht.  Jaarbeusplein, Utrecht (NL)  
It is generally recognized that control and prevention of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) requires a holistic One Health approach involving specialists from different sectors. In line with this concept, the 2nd ICOHAR aims at bringing together representatives from all relevant sectors (e.g. public health, human and veterinary medicine, livestock production, food safety and environmental sciences) to share research and education strategies for understanding and reducing the risks of AMR at the interphase between humans, animals and the environment. The programme does not only focus on zoonotic transfer of AMR but also on the numerous AMR-related challenges shared by clinicians, clinical microbiologists, infectious disease specialists and researchers working in these sectors.

>Exploring Human Host-Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease

05 - 07 December 2018  Wellcome Genome Campus, UK
Registration deadline 06 November 2018  

Highlighting mechanisms of communication between the microbiome and the host
The 7th Exploring Human Host-Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease meeting will once again bring together leading scientists and clinicians from the fields of microbiology, gastroenterology, neuroscience, cancer and public health to discuss the latest developments in this fast-moving area.

>Annual Congress on Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Resistance                      

Antimicrobial Resistance -December 06-08, 2018 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Theme: Antibiotics: Immunological Techniques and Antimicrobial Resistance                
Antimicrobial resistance happens when microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites) change when they are exposed to antimicrobial drugs (such as antibiotics, antifungals, antivirals, antimalarial, and anthelmintic). Without effective antimicrobials for prevention and treatment of infections, medical procedures such as organ transplantation, cancer chemotherapy, diabetes management and major surgery become very high risk. Antimicrobial resistance is a complex problem that affects all of society and is driven by many interconnected factors. Single, isolated interventions have limited impact. There have been increasing public calls for global collective action to address the threat, including a proposal for international treaty on antimicrobial resistance.

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>ANSES, Annual symposium on Antimicrobial resistance in animal health and the environment.

13 November 2018. Paris 12th District.  This year the symposium will focus on current and future issues in epidemiology and modelling in antimicrobial resistance.   To mark European Antibiotic Awareness Day, on 13 November ANSES is holding its 9th annual symposium on this topic for all the stakeholders (scientific experts, public institutions, industry, associations, etc..This event will examine the current situation and will also take a look into the future of resistance to antibiotics and its implications for animal health, the environment and, by extension, human health. It is helping to mobilise the players concerned, in order to explore new measures to improve the use of antibiotics in veterinary medicine and limit their impact.  

>International Conference on Antimicrobial and Antibacterial Agents.

Amelioration in Research to Retried Antimicrobial Agents
November 19-20 2018 Bucharest, Romania.

>ESCAIDE -European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease EpidemiologyESCAIDE

21-23 November 2018.  St. Julian’s, Malta
Leading European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology.
Epidemiologist, microbiologists, social scientists, public health professionals, clinicians-engage ia global discourse on infectious disease prevention and control. 

>Antimicrobial Resistance in the Food Chain – From Science to Policy

26–28 November 2018.  Utrecht, NL.

From 26 to 28 November 2018, the European EFFORT consortium of 20 partners will hold its International Conference “Antimicrobial Resistance in the Food Chain – From Science to Policy”. During the 2.5 days, the EFFORT consortium will present new scientific evidence and breaking results based on the high quality data collected in the EFFORT project. They will inform decision makers, the scientific community and other stakeholders about their findings and the impact on the risk of AMR in the food chain, both in relation to animal health and welfare, as well as food safety and economics.

>Antimicrobial Resistance – Genomes, Big Data and Emerging Technologies
27 - 29 November 2018  Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK.
Highlighting the importance of novel technological approaches such as machine learning to analyse and predict AMR

>1 November – Adrián Alonso Ruiz presents the AMR Benchmark at PQMD webinar

On 1 November, Adrián Alonso Ruiz, Researcher at the Access to Medicine Foundation, will join a webinar organised by the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD) as a featured speaker to share the results of the first-ever AMR Benchmark. The webinar aims to help global health organizations to better understand how pharmaceutical companies are responding to the increase in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and where further action is possible.

Adrián will present the findings on pharmaceutical company efforts to address drug-resistant infections, including their R&D for new antimicrobials, policies for ensuring antibiotics are manufactured responsibly, and approaches to ensure antimicrobials are accessible and used wisely. He will also discuss the issues facing the security of antibiotic supply, the underlying factors causing antibiotic shortages, and the role of pharmaceutical companies.

>OIE Global Conference on AMR

29-31 October 2018  Marrakesh, Morocco.
The World Organisation for Animal Health, OIE, is organising this year its second global conference on AMR.  The conference will bring together OIE Delegates and OIE National Focal Points for Veterinary Products, as well as experts, professionals, policy makers, international organisations and donors, with the aims to increase understanding of the current global situation on antimicrobial resistance in animals, and to develop recommendations for future sustained control of AMR while ensuring animal health, animal welfare, veterinary public health, and food security.  Particularly, it will provide a forum to examine how to best support Member Countries in continued fulfilment of the objectives of the OIE Strategy on Antimicrobial Resistance and the Prudent Use of Antimicrobials, and the Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance.

>World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress 2018

October 25-26, 2018. Washington D.C. Since 2015, the World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress has been the go-to global meeting for stakeholders to discuss strategies and commercial approaches to combat AMR.

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>SYMPOSIUM | Mass Drug Administration and Antimicrobial Resistance, Feb 2019

20 February 2019, 13:00 to 18:30 (with reception). John Snow Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT
If you are interested to participate, please sign up HERE. The LSHTM AMR Centre, together with the MARCH and Malaria Centres, will hold a symposium on mass drug administration (MDA) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR).  MDA with antimicrobials is an intervention proposed to reduce morbidity and mortality of entire populations. While theory and some evidence show that this holds promise for achieving health targets, and even for stimulating economic growth, the approach generates some controversy. Critiques of MDA as a ‘magic bullet’ observe that it may have other, unintended and more detrimental effects, including on antimicrobial resistance. This issue is pertinent in child health, maternal health, malaria, HIV, neglected tropical diseases, and chronic diseases. It is relevant to both human and animal health interventions. This symposium will bring together academics and specialists from a range of scientific disciplines to discuss the state of evidence, and to propose an integrated research agenda that addresses these different concerns.

>The Antimicrobial Resistance Summit

26 March 2019.  BMA House, Tavistock Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 9JP.
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The world is facing an imminent crisis of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). A growing range of disease-causing bacteria are proving difficult to treat; some are no longer treatable, even with the last line of antibiotic defences. In a classic case of market failure, ageing antibiotics that are increasingly less effective are not being replaced by new ones. Meanwhile, resistance is accelerating through the misuse and abuse of antibiotics—in humans, animals and the environment.

“Enough time has been wasted issuing warnings about antibiotic resistance.
The moment has come to do something about it”

The Economist

The Antimicrobial Resistance Summit asks why the global call to action on such a critical public good is now sputtering, and how renewed energy and momentum might be unlocked in the global fight against AMR. We ask how new voices can help broaden the AMR cause—from responsible investment and retailing to environmental groups and a wider universe of advocates. We ask for action.

>Antimicrobial Resistance Centre

01 April 2019. 17:00 - 18:30. Admission Free. Registration required.
Venue:  John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT

Inaugural event of the new LSHTM Innovation Series features a fireside chat with Dr Annalisa Jenkins, Dr Precious Lunga and the Director of LSHTM, Prof Peter Piot. Speakers will share their perspectives on what innovation means to them, how to create organisational cultures that inspire innovation, as well as personal reflections on how innovation has shaped their careers and the challenges they have faced along the way. In this informal conversation with Prof Piot there will be plenty of opportunities for Q&A with the audience.

> Assessing the new AMR strategy - funding, research and implementation

Wednesday, 6th February 2019.  Westminster Health Forum and Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum Keynote Seminar: Venue: Sixty One Whitehall, London SW1A 2ET, This half day meeting provides an early opportunity to assess the new 5-year NHS Long Term Plan and 20-year vision on AMR strategic development. Agenda includes discussion on the strengthening international collaboration on AMR, which is highlighted as a main strand of the UK biological security strategy. The UK biological security strategy draws together for the first time the work taking place across government to protect the UK and its interests from significant biological risks, no matter how these occur and no matter who or what they affect.

>Global Health Lab:Does antimicrobial resistance spell the end for modern medicine?

05 February, 17:15 – 18:45. Venue:  John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT. Get Directions. Chairs: Richard Horton, The Lancet and Martin McKee, LSHTM. Speakers:Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England, Clare Chandler, AMR Centre Director, LSHTM, Ed Whiting, Director of Policy, Wellcome Trust. Global Health Lab Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an increasingly serious threat to global public health that requires action across all government sectors and society. Are there realistic options to turn things around?

>“Estimating the burden of antibiotic-resistant infections
& evaluating related interventions”

05 February, 2019. 12.45 - 1400. Seminar Speaker: Nichola Naylor. Room 120, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT. Get Directions. Nichola Naylor joined LSHTM as a Research Fellow in August 2018 to work within a collaboration between LSHTM and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) called ‘Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH)’, funded by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research. My research will focus on evaluating the potential impact of interventions to reduce antimicrobial use in livestock on human antimicrobial resistance and drug-resistant infections, with a focus on low and middle income settings.

>Second National Students AMR Conference
17 November 2018, King’s College, Waterloo, LondonThe national multidisciplinary student conference on AMR returns for the second year. Providing a rare and exciting opportunity for students and young professionals in all areas of healthcare to learn and participate in discussion about this serious global threat. The conference aims to promote collaboration amongst all health-related fields through a One Health approach. This event has been designed by students and for students, with talks and workshops delivered by key individuals in this field, in a very dynamic style.  All delegates will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the conference. The conference is a collaboration between Veterinary Schools Council, Pharmacy Schools Council (PhSC ), the Medical Schools Council (MSC), Dental Schools Council (DSC) and Public Health England with support from Health Education England and the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.

>Collaborating to Fight Antibiotic Resistance Education and Innovation to Tackle a Mutual Threat.

16 November 2018  Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St., London W1G 0AEThe Royal Society of Medicine
Conference organised by BSAC & Comparative Medicine Network. Explore the shared experiences of education and innovation to tackle the problem of antimicrobial resistance in the medical and veterinary healthcare sectors.  Speakers leading the field in collaborative efforts to educate and engage the public, healthcare and veterinary professionals will come together to present their research, outline strategies being employed, discuss ideas and facilitate progress in antimicrobial resistance and stewardship.

>UK Diagnostics Summit

08 Nov 2018.  08:30. Strand Palace Hotel, London
The 2018 Diagnostic Summit will bring together diagnostic developers in academia and industry as well as end users in the pharmaceutical and health care sector.

In conjunction with NHS England & BIVDA, this Summit is designed to explore solutions to resolving such challenges and opening up pathways in which Diagnostics can be utilised to tackle diseases and infections.

>Antimicrobial Resistance as a Social Dilemma – Interdisciplinary workshop
 4th - 5th October 2018. College Court, Knighton Road, Leicester, UK, LE2 3UF    
Theory and practice in optimizing antibiotic use in hospitals internationally
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the greatest threats in 21st century medicine, which is exacerbated by antibiotic overprescribing. Changing prescribing decisions of physicians can be a challenge, because doctors face a difficult social dilemma. On the one hand, they must consider individual patients’ immediate interests in unlimited prescriptions of antibiotics for treating possible infection and maximising chances of recovery. On the other hand, they must consider society’s long-term interest in targeted and sustainable prescribing of antibiotics to preserve future drug efficacy. This interdisciplinary workshop builds on findings from a multinational qualitative study on the use of broad spectrum antibiotics for acute medical patients in hospitals in the UK, South Africa and Sri Lanka, and discuss antibiotic stewardship in the context of social dilemma theory

>Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO)
23-28 September 2018  at Keeble, Oxford, UK
A pioneering academic conference on Medicine Quality & Public Health that will bring together people from a diversity of sectors working in this field. It will bring together people from sectors such as: public health, national regulatory authorities, pharmacy, biomedical, chemistry, law, ethics, cultural and social sciences, the pharmaceutical industry, international organisations, NGOs, national procurement centres, and internet and pharmaceutical forensics.
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>Fresh Perspectives: Social Research on Antimicrobial Resistance Work-In-Progress Symposium and Networking Event 10 September 2018, British Academy, London.     

> Antibiotic Guardian Conference and Awards 2018.   27th June at Marriott Hotel, Regents Park, London.     
The National Conference will provide guidance, resources and information for practitioners on topics associated with antibiotic awareness and stewardship. The Antibiotic Guardian Awards on the same day will provide an opportunity to recognise and reward best-practice within Antibiotic Stewardship across the UK and Europe. This event will be held at Marriott Hotel, Regents Park, London.