Antimicrobials 2016
Antimicrobial Program

On behalf of the Australian Society for Antimicrobials I would like to invite you to the Society’s 17th Annual Scientific Meeting “Antimicrobials 2016” to be held at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, on Thursday 25th - Saturday 27th February 2016.

I am pleased to announce Robin Patel, Mayo Clinic, USA; Neil Woodford, Imperial College London, UK; and Chris Baggoley (Chief Medical Officer) and Mark Schipp (Chief Veterinary Officer) will be participating at the meeting. Robin will be presenting the plenary “Biofilm Associated Implant Infections”, and Neil will be presenting “Gram Negative Susceptibility/Resistance Epidemiology". Chris and Mark will be providing an update on the “Australian Response to the Antimicrobial Resistance Crisis” with particular reference to the recently released “The Australian National Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy“ ( ).

The 2016 Howard Florey Oration will be delivered by Lyn Gilbert from the Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, New South Wales. Lyn will be presenting the talk “Reflections on 50 Years of Antimicrobial Resistance – Will Science and Technology or Social Science win the Next 50 Years?” 

The programme’s symposia cover many different aspects on antimicrobials and sessions include “One Health”, “Resistant Epidemics - KPCs”, “ICU Related Infections: Does one Size Fit All?”, “Infective Endocarditis" and "Mycobacterium tuberculosis”. In addition we have two pharmacy symposia on Saturday afternoon titled “Monitoring Outcomes of Antimicrobial Therapy” and "Using Antimicrobials Better”. The scientific symposia it titled “Whole Genome Sequencing: Embracing New Technologies". Six proffered papers and two poster sessions are also planned for the meeting. 

To promote discussion and interaction between delegates and the invited speakers the meeting’s registration includes lunches, morning and afternoon teas and admission to the Howard Florey Reception and the Industry Reception. I am confident that you will find the meeting’s programme both scientifically stimulating and informative and we look forward to meeting you in “Melbourne. 

Thomas Gottlieb
President ASA


Australian Society for Antimicrobials

Since becoming an Incorporated Society in March 1999, ASA membership now covers a diverse background of professions interested in the study of antimicrobials including clinical microbiologists and infectious diseases physicians, respiratory and ICU physicians, medical and non-medical microbiologists and scientists

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline
Friday,11 December 2015

Abstract Notification
Friday,18 December 2015

Early Bird Registration Deadline
Friday, 8 January 2016

Accommodation Booking Deadline
Friday,15 January 2016