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News November 2020

ISAP-EPASG Webinar

On Tuesday, November 24 at 4PM CETJeremie Guedj from INSERM, Paris, France will deliver a webinar on the topic "Modeling SARS-Cov-2 viral dynamics to optimize therapy". The webinar is free for ISAP members and the dial-in information was sent to ISAP members via the newsletter. A recorded version of the webinar will be provided to ISAP members soon thereafter. Welcome!

News September 2020

ISAP Annual Meeting 2020

After we had to cancel our on-site meeting, which we inteded to hold in Paris in April, the ISAP 2020 meeting was held as a virtual meeting on Friday, September 18th, 12:00pm to 2:00pm (CEST) as an online meeting. The meeting report is online and can be found here. Thanks to all for joining!

News July 2019

ISAP mourns the loss of Johan Mouton 

Johan Mouton MD, Ph.D, passed away on July 9, 2019.  Johan was the President of ISAP from 2002 to 2004, one of the founding members of EPASG, and on the steering committee of EUCAST.  Johan received degrees in biology (Msc 1983), medicine (MD 1988) at the University of Utrecht, and completed his PhD in 1993 and training as a consultant medical microbiologist in 1994 at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Johan’s influence on the field of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics was immeasurable. He spent over four decades studying the optimization of antimicrobial therapy and preventing resistance emergence through application of PK/PD principles.  Johan published a plethora of landmark papers, many of which standardized approaches in our field. An excellent example is his paper on standardization of PK/PD terminology for anti-infectives which has been cited over 400 times.  Johan strongly defended inclusion of PK/PD in the establishment of EUCAST breakpoints. His energy and drive was inspirational. There has been an outpouring of love and support for Johan from Scientists and Friends around the world. He will be dearly missed by our ISAP community.

Francoise Van Bambeke: “I am completely shocked by this very sad news. He strongly defended inclusion of PK/PD in the establishment of EUCAST breakpoints”

Zack Bulman: “This is extremely sad to hear. He was a true leader in our field.”

Juergen Bulitta: “Johan, will always remember you serving as the AAC editor for my first papers. Thank you for being a vivid and leading member of our community.”

Otto Cars: “We have lost a great  leader, inspirator, educator and a very good friend.”

William Couet: “Talentous and hard worker, happy to share his knowledge, but also curious and open to suggestions, Johan was a great leader and very pleasant partner. We'll miss him.”

Hartmut Derendorf: “Johan was so creative and full of energy, a tremendous inspiration and kind person”

Lena Friberg: “This is so sad, we have lost a  strong PKPD enthusiast with vast amount of knowledge. I will truly miss him as a person, and always remember his smile and inspirational energy”.

Jian Li: “Johan was really inspiring and we will miss him a lot. Johan was such a nice colleague in our community and made enormous contribution to PK/PD over decades Johan was not only a great scientist but also a wonderful friend.”

Roger Nation: “The news about Johan's passing is extremely sad. He made enormous contributions in the ID and antimicrobial chemotherapy arena and thereby to medicine more generally. His scientific and clinical acumen will be greatly missed, as will his insightful and inspirational role in so many organisations including EUCAST, EPASG and ISAP. With his research activities and publications, he was both prolific and, importantly, highly influential. As a result, his contributions to improving the use of antimicrobials will continue well into the future. Most important also, he was a wonderful and generous person. He was a great friend and fun to be around. He was a very special human being.”

Elisabet Nielsen: “Johan contributed enormously to the field of PKPD of antimicrobials, and we have lost a great leader, researcher, colleague and friend

Ursula Theuretzbacher: “He was a driving force in PK/PD and never ending supporter of this field. Whenever I had a specific question he always had an answer or at least had thought about it. We will miss his expertise and incredible experience and knowledge… I can't even think about any field where he was not instrumental.”

Paul Tulkens: “Johan was really inspiring and we will miss him a lot.”

Brian Tsuji: “Johan was an amazing leader in PK/PD for many decades who changed our field. He was always so inspiring with so much energy and passion.”

Thomas Walsh: “This is a tragic loss of a dear friend and colleague who contributed so very much to our understanding of antimicrobial agents and who mentored an entire generation of investigators in pharmacology.”

Sebastian Wicha: “Johan’s papers were the first ones I had read when I started my research career in PK/PD and I will also always remember the workshops he taught with so much passion at ECCMID”

Markus Zeitlinger: “At the moment we are too speechless to express how important Johan was to EPASG and the whole field of antimicrobial PK/PD and what a special person he was”

News March 2020

COVID-19 pandemic

In light of the evolving situation around the world regarding COVID-19, we would like to update you all and provide a response to this global pandemic. After the cancellation of ECCMID, we will also will cancel our annual ISAP meeting.  We will reconvene with an ISAP meeting in the very near future.  

In order to provide a response to the rapidly changing COVID-19 environment:  

Now more than ever, although we are apart, we are together. We wish everyone to be safe, good health, and our very best wishes for those in the fight against COVID-19 around the globe and those conducting research in all fields in anti-infectives.

Sebastian and Brian  

News January 2019


ISAP activities around ECCMID 2019 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ECCMID 2019 begins 13 April and concludes on 16 April 2019. Members of ISAP Council will meet during the ECCMID conference. ISAP has a number of activities for all members around ECCMID. ISAP members are welcome and encouraged to attend the following activities.

ESCMID Educational Course hosted by EPASG and EUCAST in cooperation with ISAP: Optimised dosing of antibiotics – understanding PK/PD, clinical breakpoints and therapeutic drug monitoring

Venue: Van der Valk Hotel Rotterdam-Blijdorp, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
(Rotterdam is ~25 min from Schiphol airport by train and 40 min from Amsterdam)
Date/Time: Thursday April 11 to Friday April 12 2019 
Course Coordinators: Thomas Tängdén, Markus Zeitlinger, and Jason Roberts
Please see full details regarding the program and register at:
https://escmid.m-anage.com/_landing/Escmid/Login.aspx?event=rotterdam2019&app=

ISAP Annual Meeting (in collaboration with EPASG)

Venue: Van der Valk Hotel Rotterdam-Blijdorp, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
(Rotterdam is ~25 min from Schiphol airport by train and 40 min from Amsterdam)
Date/Time: Friday April 12 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Register here or via www.isap.org (Attendance is free to ISAP members.)

4:00 to 5:00 PM
Standing on the Shoulder of Giants: A Tribute to Alan Forrest.
We invite all ISAP members the opportunity to share research collaborations, memories, and stories about Alan Forrest, a PK/PD Giant of our Time. If you would like to say a few words please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

5:00 to 6:30 PM
Young Investigator Oral Presentations.
ISAP will host a young investigator session. ISAP would like to dedicate the young investigator session to Alan Forrest. ISAP would like to invite all young investigators to submit their research and have the opportunity to present an oral presentation. Awards will be provided for the best abstract. 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 in a single word document to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the title “ISAP Abstract Submission”. Please indicate the full name of the presenting author if it is not clear from the author block. The deadline for submission of abstracts is March 1 2019.

6:30 to 8:00 PM
Networking Reception


ISAP General and Council Meeting (OPEN)

Date/Time: April 13 4:00 to 6:00 PM
Venue: Amsterdam Suite (ECCMID venue)

We will host our ISAP council meeting followed by the general meeting in the “Amsterdam Suite” at ECCMID. This is an open meeting and all ISAP members are welcome to join.