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News January 2018

ISAP activities around ECCMID 2018 in Madrid

ECCMID 2018 begins 21 April and concludes at 3pm on 24 April. Members of ISAP Council will meet during the ECCMID conference. ISAP has a number of activities for all members during and immediately following ECCMID. ISAP members are welcome and encouraged to attend the following activities.

Attendance at the General Meeting, the Scientific Meeting and the Social Reception is free for all ISAP members 

Monday 23 April: Young Scientist Night Out in Madrid

An opportunity for young ISAP investigators to get to know each other and enjoy an evening in amazing Madrid. Interested parties are invited to meet around 8pm at the Del Diego Cocktail Bar located at Calle de la Reina, 12, 28009 Madrid, Spain. Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Sunday April 22nd to provide a tentative headcount for the event and don’t forget to follow @ISAP_org on Twitter for relevant updates from ISAP. 

Tuesday 24 April: General Meeting of ISAP

4:30 – 5:15pm at Hotel Paseo del Arte (Atocha 123, Madrid, Spain)

Please attend this meeting to receive an update on the business and other activities of ISAP, and participate in discussion. Included will be the announcement of the awarding of Honorary Life Membership of ISAP to one of its outstanding members. Hotel Paseo del Arte is about 15 – 30 min by taxi from the ECCMID conference venue.

Tuesday 24 April: Scientific Meeting of ISAP

5:15 – 6:45pm at Hotel Paseo del Arte (Atocha 123, Madrid, Spain; see venue details above)

This meeting, which is being held in conjunction with EPASG, is in keeping with the ISAP tradition of providing a forum for Young Investigators to present their research. Abstract submissions from Young Investigators working in any anti-infective area are welcome. Format abstracts as for ECCMID and email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the title “ISAP Abstract Submission” by March 9th, 2018 (! prolonged to March 23 2018 !) to receive full consideration. Please indicate the full name of the presenting author if it is not clear from the author block. All ISAP members are encouraged to attend to support the Young Investigators.    

Tuesday 24 April: Social Reception

7:00 pm at Hotel Paseo del Arte (Atocha 123, Madrid, Spain; see venue and registration details above)

The reception is sponsored by ISAP in collaboration with the 3rd International Conference on Polymyxins, EPASG and the Spanish Infectious Diseases Society. All ISAP members are invited for light appetizers and refreshments.

Wednesday - Thursday, 25 - 26 April: 3rd International Conference on Polymyxins

This conference is being held at Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Avenida de Córdoba s/n, 28041 Madrid, Spain. The conference is in collaboration with ISAP so we are very keen to invite all of our members to attend. You may register here. Young and senior ISAP investigators are encouraged to submit abstracts for polymyxin-related research as there will be an oral presentation session, in a collaboration of ISAP and EPASG, as part of the conference program. A call for abstracts has been sent out and abstracts are due by January 31st.  We welcome abstracts from all areas related to the polymyxins.