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News May 2013

The 1st International Conference on Polymyxins, an opinion-leader conference to present and learn of the latest findings on the polymyxin antibiotics, took place in on 2 - 4 May, 2013 at the Monash University Centre in Prato, Italy. The organizers and most members of the organizing committee are active members of ISAP: Roger Nation, Australia (Chair), Jian Li, Australia (Deputy Chair), Otto Cars, Sweden, William Couet, France, Mike Dudley, USA, Bob Hancock, Canada, Johan Mouton, Netherlands, David Paterson, Australia, Vincent Tam, USA, Ursula Theuretzbacher, Austria, Brian Tsuji, USA, John Turnidge, Australia.

Despite worldwide fast growth of basic and clinically applied knowledge several key issues such as the optimal dosing regimen (loading dose, timing of first maintenance dose and maintenance doses), potential clinic advantage of combination vs monotherapy, management strategies of nephrotoxicity, huge variability of drug exposure, role for therapeutic drug monitoring, wide quality specifications of content, confusing labelling in different countries, in vitro testing challenges, remain. Shortly, the presentations of the Polymyxin Conference will be posted on the ISAP website. Within each symposium key issues have been identified that will be summarised in the Prato Polymyxin Consensus, in which recommendations will be published to guide the clinical use of polymyxins and identify high-priority areas for further research.

Supporters of the Polymyxin Conference: ISAP, The EU funded project AIDA (Preserving old antibiotics for the future), PK/PD Study Group of ESCMID, ESCMID

News February 2013

1st International Workshop on Clinical Pharmacology of Antifungal Drugs and Fungal Diseases, to be held on 26 April 2013 in Berlin, Germany, preceding the ECCMID 2013. This one-day international abstract-driven scientific and educational workshop will consist of invited lectures, oral abstract and clinical case presentations and a poster viewing session. Read more here...

News December 2012

Worldwide antibacterial multidrug-resistance is increasing dramatically. As the therapeutic options are limited the International Society of Chemotherapy (ISC) in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Society of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology organised a consensus conference as part of the 13th Asia Pacific Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology. A panel of international experts from Europe, the Americas and Asia discussed the issues of therapeutic options for the management of these difficult to treat pathogens.

Johan Mouton and Ursula Theuretzbacher were invited to contribute their expertise in PK/PD to the consensus meeting. An article that summarizes the discussions of this expert panel will be published soon.

News January 2013

It is our pleasure to invite you to join 7th International Symposium on Microdialysis which will be held in Poitiers from 23 to 24 May 2013. William Couet and colleagues organized an ambitious program.
Multiple aspects of microdialysis will be covered from basic research to patient monitoring with focus on the latest developments. Leaders in the field will come from around the world to present their most recent data but numerous oral sessions will be reserved for short oral presentations by young investigators.
Registrants are invited to submit abstracts for consideration of presentation as posters. The closing date for submission of abstracts is 1st March 2013.

News October 2012

The Registration for the 1st International Conference on Polymyxins is now open!

Places are strictly limited and we suggest that you register early to avoid disappointment.

Download the information flyer.

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