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April 2019

ICOHAR, International Conference on One Health Antimicrobial Resistance

April 16 - April 18
Jaarbeusplein Ulrecht, Netherlands + Google Map

It is generally recognized that control and prevention of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) requires a holistic One Health approach involving specialists from different sectors. In line with this concept, the 2nd ICOHAR aims to bring together representatives from all relevant sectors (e.g. public health, human and veterinary medicine, livestock production, food safety and environmental sciences) to share research and education strategies for understanding and reducing the risks of AMR at the interphase between humans, animals and the environment. The programme does not…

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Annual SHEA (Soc. for Hospital Epidemiology of America) Spring meeting

April 24 - April 26
Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer St
Boston, MA 02210 United States
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This conference is designed for physicians, infection preventionists, healthcare epidemiologists, infectious disease specialists, microbiologists, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals interested in healthcare epidemiology, infection prevention, Antimicrobial Stewardship, surveillance, research methods, patient safety, environmental issues, and quality improvement. The SHEA 2019 Program Committee combines the expertise of SHEA members who have served on SHEA meeting planning committees for many years and active leaders from the SHEA Education Committee. It also includes broad subject matter expertise in healthcare epidemiology, antibiotic stewardship,…

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National Academy of Sciences 155th Annual Meeting

April 28 - May 1
National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC United States
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Advising the Nation. Advancing the Discussion. Connecting New Frontiers. Society is facing an array of complex policy questions. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provides nonpartisan, objective guidance for decision makers on pressing issues. and marshals the energy and intellect of the nation’s critical thinkers to respond to policy challenges with science, engineering, and medicine at their core. Through a meticulous process of information collection, evidence analysis, and deliberation, NAS studies provide blueprints for progress. By shining a…

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May 2019

37th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID)

May 6 - May 11
Ljubljana Slovenia + Google Map

The 37​th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases will feature a wide range of sessions and learning opportunities showcasing the latest research and developments in the field hosted by leading international experts.  The meeting aims to bring together the most prominent researchers in the field of paediatric infectious diseases, immunology and epidemiology and to fill in the gaps between these disciplines in a relaxed, smart albeit casual atmosphere.

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GARDP Mining Chemical Libraries for New Antibacterials

May 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Webinar

Despite the promise of target-based drug discovery ushered in by the genomics era, no mechanistically novel rationally designed antibiotic has reached clinically utility to address the threat of multi-drug resistant bacterial pathogens. Phenotypic screening remains the primary source for new antibacterial compounds, which mainly come from mining various chemical libraries. In this webinar, Carl Balibar (Merck Research Laboratories) will discuss screen design, target bias, and hit-prioritization strategies to identify those entities with the greatest opportunity to be developed into the…

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Global AMR R&D Hub “Increasing Investments for AMR R&D” Workshop

May 28
Venue Forthcoming Geneva, Switzerland + Google Map

Participants include Kevin Outterson, Executive Director of CARB-X. The Global AMR R&D Hub is pleased to announce a one-day workshop on “Increasing Investments for AMR R&D”, which will take place on Tuesday May 28 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The event will gather representatives from governments, funders, industry, investors and other stakeholders interested in the field of antimicrobial resistance. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) represents an urgent major global health threat. Currently, there is an insufficient number of treatments and tools in the AMR…

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June 2019

2019 BIO International Convention

June 3 - June 6
Philadelphia Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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The BIO International Convention (BIO) attracts 16,000+ biotechnology and pharma leaders who come together for one week of intensive networking to discover new opportunities and promising partnerships. BIO brings together a wide spectrum of life science and application areas including drug discovery, biomanufacturing, genomics, biofuels, nanotechnology and cell therapy. The key benefits of attending the 2019 BIO International Convention are access to global biotech and pharma leaders via BIO One-on-One Partnering, exposure to industry thought-leaders with over 500 education sessions…

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Medical, Biomedical & Biodefense: Support to the Warfighter Symposium

June 5 - June 6
The Friday Conference Center, 100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Panelists members include Kevin Outterson, Executive Director of CARB-X, on the “Public-Private Partnerships: Research and Development Consortia and Accelerators” panel. This panel will discuss the use of public-private partnerships as models for stimulating innovation through sponsored research and development. The panelists will provide overviews of several partnership-enabled consortia and accelerators, including BARDA’s new Division of Research, Innovation, and Ventures and their participation in the partnership, Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria, and, as well as DoD’s Medical CBRN Defense Consortium and Medical Technology…

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ASM Microbe 2019

June 20 - June 24
Moscone Center, 747 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Each day at ASM Microbe 2019 offers you the chance to delve into your scientific interest and specialties, discover cutting-edge research in the poster and oral presentations, and connect with a world of microbiology experts. View the ASM Microbe 2019 Schedule at a Glance for a preliminary peek at what is in store for you.

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ASM Microbe Breakout Session – Enabling Academia to Fill the Discovery Gap

June 24 @ 7:15 am - 8:15 am
Moscone Center, 747 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Presentations developed in cooperation with GARDP, CARB-X, and REPAIR Impact Fund. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) continues to be a major problem that is not being addressed adequately by the pharmaceutical industry. Academic research is more frequently serving as a source for novel antimicrobial agents to treat infections caused by antibiotic-resistant organisms. In this session, drug discovery efforts originating from academic laboratories will be discussed. The importance of collaborative efforts will be emphasized.

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