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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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Live Webinar: CARB-X 2019 Funding Rounds

May 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Webinar, 765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215 United States
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Kevin Outterson, CARB-X Executive Director, and Karen Gallant, CARB-X Global R&D Project Director, present details of CARB-X’s four new funding rounds announced April 30, 2019, and answer questions during this webinar. To attend the live webinar, please register by clicking the link below. A recording of the webinar will be available for viewing shortly after the event. The recording will be available on the CARB-X website in the Apply > What CARB-X funds section. Please click here to register.

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GARDP Mining Chemical Libraries for New Antibacterials

May 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Webinar, 765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215 United States
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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
Domaine de Penthes, Chemin de l'Impératrice 18
Pregny-Chambésy, 1292 Switzerland
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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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CARB-X Presentation: 2019 Funding Rounds

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am
North Carolina Biotechnology Center, 15 T.W. Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3547 United States
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Presentation by Karen Gallant, CARB-X Acting R&D Chief/Deputy Director.  Attendees include Richard Alm, CARB-X Alliance Director. Please join NCBiotech and RTI International as we host CARB-X Global R&D Project Director Karen Gallant for an informational session about CARB-X and the upcoming funding rounds. Karen will provide an overview of the CARB-X initiative and leave plenty of time to get all questions answered. This event is FREE to attend. For further information, please refer to the CARB-X press release and website. Agenda 10:00…

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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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Live Webinar: GARDP/REVIVE Mining Chemical Libraries for New Antibacterials – Session 2

June 4 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Boston University School of Law, 765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215 United States
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The overall goal of this series of webinars is to provide, for the non-clinical developer, an understanding of the risks of development for various kinds of antibacterial products. In this webinar the recording of Carl Balibar's presentation 'Mining of chemical libraries for new antibacterials' (original webinar on 21 May) will be followed by another live Q&A session with Carl. Despite the promise of target-based drug discovery ushered in by the genomics era, no mechanistically novel rationally designed antibiotic has reached…

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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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Live Webinar: Funding Opportunities for Antimicrobial Drug Development from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Boston University School of Law, 765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215 United States
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Interested in new funding opportunities for infection drug development? The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) has teamed up with CARB-X to host a live webinar on June 11, from 10:00am – 11:00am ET, to introduce their new Infection Research Initiative. During the webinar, Dr. Ann Field, Senior Director of Drug Discovery and Development at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, will discuss potential funding opportunities for therapeutic development of anti-infectives in key organisms of interest for CF infections.  The presentation will be followed…

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Live Webinar: GARDP/REVIVE Models for antimicrobial R&D: Development and use of in vivo models for infectious disease research

June 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Boston University School of Law, 765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215 United States
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The overall goal of this series of webinars is to provide, for the non-clinical developer, an understanding of the risks of development for various kinds of antibacterial products. In this webinar, William J. Weiss, Director, PreClinical Services, University of North Texas System College of Pharmacy, will introduce experimental design of animal models for antimicrobial research. He will discuss questions such as 1) Where to start and what model to use? 2) Are animal models of bacterial infection reflective of the…

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