Tom Bergan

This ISAC grant was established in memory of Tom Bergan (President 1997-2001; Secretary-General 1989-1997; Executive Member 1985-1989), who passed away in 2001. Tom Bergan contributed greatly to the society, especially in spearheading the establishment of the first official society journal, International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents.


Each successful awardee will be granted 1,000 USD towards the costs of their travel to Dubai and their hotel accommodation as well as free Congress registration. The two highest scoring abstracts submitted via the ISAC Young Investigator Travel Award application process from countries with limited resources will be awarded the Tom Bergan Memorial Award and the John David Williams Memorial Award.

Nomination Procedure

Applications are invited from members of ISAC Member Societies who are under the age of 35 at the time of the Congress. Applicants must be the presenting author.  Applications will be invited when abstract submission opens.

Once you have submitted your abstract for the 31st ICC - 4th GCCMID 2019, please provide the following:

• A letter of application
• A copy of your abstract(s) and abstract number(s)
• Proof of membership status; letter or email from Member Society President/Secretariat
• A short CV
• A copy of your passport

The above should be sent electronically to the ISAC Secretariat (  Successful applicants will be notified as soon after the deadline as possible.

2017 Grantee

Stacey Hong (Australia)

Phenotypic and genotypic characterisation of ribotype 251 strains of Clostridium difficile causing severe disease in the Australian community.


Stacey Hong was presented with the Tom Bergan Memorial Grant at the 30th ICC in Taiwan and is pictured here with the 30th ICC President, Ian Gould.