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Call for abstracts for Developing antibiotic alternatives: A discussion of new approaches to overcoming antimicrobial resistance



In the face of rising levels of antibiotic resistance, this international live streamed event will explore alternative strategies to infection control.


Oral abstract submission deadline August 10th 2016

Early registration deadline September 20th 2016

Poster submissions deadline October 25th 2016


Meeting description: The ever increasing rise in drug resistance has been described as a major threat not only to public health, but also to global security. The emergence of resistant and multi-resistant strains of infectious diseases is largely attributed to antibiotic misuse in both the human and animal populations, along with spread between human and non-human sources. This event will consolidate recent research into the development and spread of antibiotic resistance and its clinical impact, and explore a range of approaches to tackle rising levels, including methods for infection control and monitoring of resistant strains, as well as novel therapeutic intervention strategies to reduce conventional antibiotic use.

Who Should Attend:  This event is targeted at those with an interest in the rising levels of antibiotic resistance and in strategies aimed at overcoming drug resistance and developing new antimicrobial therapies, including academics, clinicians and pharmaceutical professionals.

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Registration Fees

The event will be recorded and available for all registered delegates up to a month after the event.  So if you can’t manage all the days, or the different time zones, you can still have access to the full event.

Invited speakers and their talks Include

Talk TitleSpeakerAffiliationCountry
Antivirulents instead of antibioticsDr Menachem ShohamCleveland, OHUnited States
Disarming Pathogens: Benefits and Challenges of developing antimicrobials that target virulence instead of viabilityDr. Makrina TotsikaQueensland University of TechnologyAustralia
Novel enzyme-based antibacterials against Gram-negative pathogens that do not provoke resistance developmentDr Yves BriersGentBelgium
Talk title to be confirmedDr Carolina Santillán Torres TorijaUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMexico
High-Throughput Screening of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in Picodroplets Dr. Clive SmithSphere Fluidics LimitedUnited Kingdom
Complementary and Alternative Medicine as an alternative to antibioticsDr. Mubashir ArainUniversity of CalgaryCanada
New strategies for detection and control of antibiotic resistant bacteriaDr. Iryna SorokulovaAuburn UniversityUnited States
Extremely thermostable enzymes of bacteriophage origin - their use against Gram-negative bacteriaDr Magdalena PlotkaUniversity of GdanskPoland
Novel antivirulence agents against bacterial pathogensDr.Menachem ShohamCase Western Reserve UniversityUnited States
Talk title to be confirmedDr Manuel Jose Vieira SimõesFaculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do PortoPortugal
Beyond conventional antibiotitics Dr. Deborah HungHarvard Medical SchoolUnited States
New perspectives to fight Burkholderia cenocepacia, a very dangerous Cystic Fibrosis pathogenDr Silvia BuroniUniversity of PaviaItaly
Talk title to be confirmedProfessor Conrad LichtensteinNemesis Bioscience LtdUnited Kingdom
Curcumin's derivatives as potential alternative agents to antibiotics on farmDr. Maria Grazia CusimanoUniversity of PalermoItaly
Guar gum as a new antimicrobial peptide delivery system against diabetic foot ulcers Staphylococcus aureus isolatesTania Raquel Martins dos SantosFaculdade de Medicina VeterináriaPortugal
Bacteriophages as Natural, Self-Regulating and Self-Limiting AntimicrobialsDr Elizabeth Martin KutterThe Evergreen State CollegeUnited States
Quorum sensing inhibition to control bacterial disease: aquaculture as a case studyProfessor Tom DefoirdtGhent UniversityBelgium
The viability of using bacteriophages to target infectious disease Dr. Jim O'MahonyCork Institute of TechnologyIreland
Bacteriophage therapy- still promising, but not yet deliveringDr. David R. HarperEvolution BiotechnologiesUnited Kingdom
New molecules interfering with Staphylococcus aureus biofilm formationDr. Stella Maria CascioferroUniversità degli Studi di PalermoItaly

Developing antibiotics alternatives: A discussion of new approaches to overcoming antimicrobial resistance has an open abstract session: 

Abstracts can be submitted on any subject related to antibiotics, antibiotic alternatives and antibiotic resistance

Abstract Submission  Poster Submission

Advisory Board Members

Professor Robert AllakerBarts and The London School of Medicine & DentistryUnited Kingdom
Dr Domenico SchillaciUniversità degli Studi di PalermoItaly
Dr Stephen MortlockQ2 SolutionsUnited States
Dr Ron DixonUniversity of LincolnUnited Kingdom

This is an International Life Science Community Internet event and has CPD accreditation

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Please view these meetings as you would a usual conference,  but with the following advantages

  • Less travel time means more time for you at work and at home`
  • Access the whole event from the com­fort of your own home or office
  • Reg­is­tra­tion Fees are much less than a “bricks and mor­tar” event
  • No expen­di­ture on hotels and sundries
  • Con­nect with a larger and more global audi­ence, many of whom may have not attended due to cost and travel constraints
  • Catch up on missed talks in the evening or your free time
  • No flight delays, pass­port con­trol or secu­rity checks
  • Jug­gle work demands with con­fer­ence attendance
  • Dip in and out of talks with­out being noticed
  • No pack­ing and unpack­ing and won­der­ing whether your lug­gage will make it through to the other side
  • Access all con­fer­ence mate­ri­als and audio online for 1 month after the event
  • Eas­ily locate con­fer­ence atten­dees and arrange a con­fer­ence call, rather than search­ing hotel lob­bies for your clients
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