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September 2019

AMR Challenge: A Night Celebrating Global AMR Fighters

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cipriani Midtown, 110 E. 42nd Street
New York City, NY 10017 United States
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Join HHS Secretary, Alex Azar, experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and hundreds of organizational and global leaders for an evening celebrating the culmination of the AMR Challenge at an unofficial side event of the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York City.

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October 2019

IDWeek 2019 Annual Conference

October 2 - October 6
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Pl. NW,
Washington D.C., DC 20001 United States
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Attendees include Richard Alm, CARB-X Alliance Director. IDWeek is the joint annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the HIV Medical Association (HIVMA), and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS). At IDWeek, you will see familiar colleagues and new faces. IDWeek is a forum for health professionals of varied backgrounds to collaborate, cooperate, and learn from each other’s expertise. With so many common issues and challenges cutting across our four…

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Live Webinar: GARDP/REVIVE – Natural products antibiotics: from traditional screening to novel discovery approaches

October 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Webinar, 765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215 United States
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In this webinar, Olga Genilloud will discuss the role of natural products in current antibiotic discovery. Topics discussed will include: Screening strategies to identify novel antibiotics Current challenges and novel analytical tools New omic approaches supporting antibiotic discovery The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.   Speaker: Olga Genilloud, Scientific Director, Fundación MEDINA, Granada, Spain Moderator: Laura Piddock, Director of Scientific Affairs, GARDP Register here for this live webinar.

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Institut Pasteur – International Course on Antibiotics and Resistance (ICARE)

October 19 - October 27
Les Pensieres Annecy, France + Google Map

Speakers include Karen Gallant, CARB-X Global R&D Project Director. The emergence and spread of bacteria resistant to many drug classes seriously threaten all branches of modern medicine. There is currently no course providing advanced instruction on antibiotics and resistance. The specific goal of ICARe is to bring leaders in academics and industry together with trained scientists at the dawn of their careers. Cutting-edge approaches for detection of resistance and antibiotic discovery, chemical optimization, and usage that minimizes the development of…

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November 2019

Live Webinar: GARDP/REVIVE – Converting Gram-positive-only compounds into broad-spectrum antibiotics

November 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Webinar, 765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215 United States
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This webinar by Paul Hergenrother (Department of Chemistry and the Institute for Genomic Biology University of Illinois, US) will detail his research group's efforts to understand compound accumulation in the Gram-negative ESKAPE pathogens. Emphasis will be placed on the practicality, actionability, and translatability of this information, specifically, the use of accumulation rules to convert high-value Gram-positive-only compounds into antibiotics with activity against key Gram-negative pathogens. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. Speaker: Paul Hergenrother, Kenneth L. Rinehart…

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The 2019 Canada Gairdner Foundation / Ontario International Symposium: Fuelling the Fight against AMR – Global Innovations in Research & Discovery

November 14 - November 15
McMaster University, 1280 Main Street W
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L8 Canada
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Each year, the Gairdner Foundation invites Universities, Organizations and Research Institutes across Ontario to submit proposals to host a partnered international symposium on the frontiers of biomedicine. This year, the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research and David Braley Centre for Antibiotic Discovery at McMaster University were honored to have been selected to host the 2019 Gairdner event on the growing global crisis of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Drawing on the Canada Gairdner Awards’ history of recognizing the best in biomedical…

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