8 April 2019
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Dear Colleagues 

Happy New Year! We are pleased to bring you all the latest society news in ISAC's first newsletter of 2019.

31st International Congress of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (ICC)

The 31st ICC, held jointly with the Gulf Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (GCCMID), will take place in Dubai from 6-9 November 2019

Abstract submission opens on 7 March 2019 at which point applications for travel grants will also open.

Visit the Congress website for all the latest developments including scientific programme updates.

Hamao Umezawa Memorial Award 2019

We are delighted to announce that Professor John Turnidge will receive ISAC's highest and most prestigious award, the Hamao Umezawa Memorial Award (HUMA). 

The HUMA award will be presented during the 31st ICC – 4th GCCMID at which Professor Turnidge will present a lecture on In Vitro Veritas - Susceptibility Testing in the 21st Century.

Visit the website for further information.

ISAC Working Group Updates

Following a review of ISAC’s Working Groups, some were amalgamated to form a smaller number of larger, stronger groups. The following Working Groups have now been merged:
  • Antimicrobials of the Future merged with Anti-Infective Pharmacology
  • Controlling Antimicrobial Resistance and Collateral Effects of Anti-Infectives merged with Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Antiseptics merged with Infection Prevention & Control

In addition, a new Working Group on Rapid Diagnostics & Biomarkers, chaired by Kordo Saaed, has been formed. For more information on ISAC's Working Groups, visit the website.

New members are encouraged for all Working Groups – for more details, please email secretariat@ischemo.org.

Society Journal Updates

International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents (IJAA)

The January issue of IJAA, edited by Prof. Jean-Marc Rolain, is now available online.

A special issue on Recent Advances in Antimicrobial and Bacterial Resistance was published in December and can be accessed here.


Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance (JGAR)

The December issue of JGAR, edited by Prof. Stefania Stefani, is also available online.

Member Societies are reminded that they are eligible for up to ten free JGAR subscriptions for their members. To sign up, please send the names and email addresses of up to ten members to secretariat@ischemo.org.




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