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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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Live Webcast: Drug-Resistant Infections: Confronting an Escalating Crisis

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar, 765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215 United States
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Despite drug resistance growing, the development of new antibiotics has slowed. How can policymakers help accelerate the pace of new drug development, and how can all of us—doctors, hospitals, and patients, as well as the agricultural sector—be better stewards of existing drugs? Forum panelists will examine the scope of this looming crisis and look at how changes in policy and practice can help us stay one step ahead of these superbugs.

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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 Erin Duffy, CARB-X Chief of Research and Development. 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…

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November 2019

Challenges in Antimicrobial Resistance – A Conversation with Kevin Outterson

November 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Harvard Chan School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave FXB 301
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Kevin Outterson, Executive Director of CARB-X, will be speaking at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. This presentation is sponsored by Harvard Antimicrobial Resistance (HAMR) a subgroup of the Harvard Infectious Diseases Consortium. For more information, visit harvardamr.com   

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World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress 2019

November 7 - November 8
Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel, 999 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Kevin Outterson, Executive Director of CARB-X, will be giving the keynote Address on November 7th, titled "A vision for a health antibiotic R&D ecosystem".  Outterson will also be participating on a panel titled "Analyzing the potential impact of current commercial and “pull” initiatives" on November 7th. Karen Gallant, Deputy Executive Director of CARB-X, will be presenting on November 7th on "Accelerating innovation to fight drug-resistant bacteria". About the World AMR Congress: Since 2015, the World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress has been…

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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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CRISPR and Gene Editing: The New Frontier in Fighting Infectious Diseases?

November 12 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
JLabs @ Toronto, 661 University Ave Suite 1300
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Presenters include Karen Gallant, Deputy Executive Director of CARB-X. Few technologies have the potential to disrupt and eliminate infectious disease and viral infections– but gene editing, CRISPR in particular, is a latent technology that could change biotech – and we’re just seeing the beginning of what effect it could have on the world. With scientific promise comes interest from investors – a surge of biotech startups are utilizing CRISPR technology for many different applications such as at-home testing, in-clinic uses,…

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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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Kevin Outterson, Executive Director of CARB-X, is participating in a special panel discussion titled "When antibiotics fail: An international conversation about the worrisome evidence of impact and what can be done". During this session, a panel of international experts will discuss the findings from a new report by the Council of Canadian Academies and discuss what steps can be taken to reduce the impact of rising resistance rates around the world.  Additional panelists include Prof. Andrew Morris, Prof. Dame Sally…

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FDA Workshop: Enhancing the Clinical Trial Enterprise for Antibacterial Drug Development in the United States

November 18 - November 19
FDA White Oak Campus – Building 31, 10903 New Hampshire Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20993 United States
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Presenters include Kevin Outterson, Executive Director of CARB-X, and Erin Duffy, CARB-X Chief of Research and Development. The FDA, IDSA, NIAID and Pew are co-sponsoring this workshop to focus on Enhancing the Clinical Trial Enterprise for Antibacterial Drug Development in the United States. This workshop will bring together a diverse array of subject matter experts in the fields of infectious diseases (ID), academics and industry and other government bodies to better understand the current state of U.S. based ID trials…

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