16 May 2019
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Dear ISAC / APUA Colleagues

We are pleased to bring you all the latest society news in ISAC's May newsletter. 

ISAC Travel Grant Applications Invited

ISAC is now accepting applications for travel grants from member society applicants to attend the 31st International Congress of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy - 4th Gulf Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases in Dubai from 6-9 November 2019.

A number of ISAC Young Investigator Travel Awards will be given to ISAC Member Society applicants under the age of 35 who submit an abstract. Successful applicants will receive 1,000 USD towards travel to Dubai and hotel accommodation as well as free congress registration. 

The deadline is 1 August 2019 but early applications are advised.


Scientific Programme Announced!

The scientific programme is now online

Speaker Spotlight

Meet two of the esteemed experts who will be presenting in Dubai:

Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics (APUA)

Launch Reception

To launch the successful merger of APUA and ISAC, a reception was held during ECCMID in Amsterdam. The Reception was well attended by affiliates of both APUA and ISAC - thank you to those of you who were able to attend.

ISAC President-Elect, Andreas Voss, and APUA Board Chair, Pierre Tattevin, spoke of ISAC’s aim to continue the legacy left by APUA co-founder, Stuart Levy.

ISAC looks forward to developing a new plan of work for APUA soon.

Visit the website to view photos of the evening.


The first APUA newsletter since the merger was recently published. To celebrate the first issue, copies were printed and distributed to delegates at ECCMID.

Thank you to all authors who contributed - the feedback has been very positive.

Click here to read the newsletter.

Ideas for future content are welcomed and should be emailed to secretariat@ischemo.org.

Journal Updates

International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents

May Editor's Choice Articles

Outbreak of Candida auris in Spain: A comparison of antifungal activity by three methods with published data

Use of non-carbapenem antibiotics to treat severe extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae infections in intensive care unit patients

Editor's Choice articles are available to read for free for a limited time.
Read the May issue in full here.

 Activities / Events


Pan American Congress of Infectious Diseases
29 May-1 June 2019 in Asunción, Paraguay

Make sure to attend the ISAC-sponsored symposium on Thursday 30 May on Updated Management of Antibiotics in Critically-ill Patients. Topics include:

  • Antimicrobial Resistance in ICUs
  • Key points for defining treatment in critically-ill patients by Prof. Gabriel Levy-Hara
  • PK/PD, Biomarkers by Prof. Pierre Tattevin

Visit the website for more information

XVIII Congreso Latinoamericano de Infectologia Pediatrica Slipe 2019 and XIV Congreso Colombiano de Enfermedades Infecciosas
21-24 August 2019 in Cartegna, Colombia

Hosted by ISAC Member Society, Colombian Association of Infectious Diseases (ACIN)
Visit the website for more information.

International Symposium on Staphylococci and Staphylococcal Infections (ISSSI)
23-26 August 2020 in Perth, Western Australia

The 19th ISSSI meeting will be hosted by the Australian Society for Antimicrobials under the auspices of ISAC.
Visit the website for more information.





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