Antimicrobials 2013

Thursday, 21 February 2013 to Saturday, 23 February 2013 from 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, Sydney, Australia





On behalf of the Australian Society for Antimicrobials I would like to invite you to the Society’s 14th Annual Scientific Meeting “Antimicrobials 2013” to be held at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth Hotel, Sydney on Thursday 21st - Saturday 23rd February 2013.

I am pleased to announce the following plenary and keynote speakers:

Antimicrobials Stewardship: Peter Davey, University of Dundee, Scotland 

Rapid Diagnostics and Appropriate Antibiotic Use: Louis Rice, Brown University, USA

Molecular Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases: From DNA Probes to Whole Genome Sequencing, An Insider’s Perspective: Fred Tenover, Cepheid, USA

New Antimicrobial Discovery: Promise versus Reality: Matthew Cooper, University of Queensland, Queensland

Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics of Glycopeptides and Lipopeptides: Lessons Learned: Michael Rybak, Wayne State University, USA

Pharmacodynamic Interactions between Pharmaceutical Antibiotics and Innate Immunity: George Sakoulas, University of California, USA

Carbapenamase Detection: Laurant Poirel, Bicetre Hospital, France

The programme’s symposia cover many different aspects on antimicrobials and sessions include:

  • Resistance to Enterobacteriacae
  • Enterococci
  • Current Treatment Challenges
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship 
  • How to Roll Out EUCAST (Bacteriology)

In addition we have two pharmacy workshops on Saturday afternoon titled “Antimicrobial Stewardship - the How to?” and “Bugs and Drugs”. Six proffered papers and two poster sessions are also planned for the meeting.

During the meeting several industry sessions have also been scheduled.

To promote discussion and interaction between delegates and the invited speakers the meeting’s registration includes lunches, morning and afternoon teas and admission to the Welcome and Industry Receptions. I am confident that you will find the meeting’s programme both scientifically stimulating and informative and we look forward to meeting you in Sydney.

Thomas Gottlieb
President ASA


Host - Australian Society for Antimicrobials

Since becoming an Incorporated Society in March 1999, ASA membership now covers a diverse background of professions interested in the study of antimicrobials including clinical microbiologists and infectious diseases physicians, respiratory and ICU physicians, medical and non-medical microbiologists and scientists


Important Dates

Early Bird Registration Deadline 

Friday, 21st December 2012

Abstract Notification
Friday, 18th December 2012