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ESCMID Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance from Bench to Practice in Cuba

26 and 27 of September, 2018, La Havana Cuba

The Cuban Society of Microbiology and Parasitology and the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), has the pleasure to invite you to the ESCMID Conference: “Antimicrobial resistance from bench to practice”. Which has been jointly organized by the Spanish Society for Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology (SEIMEC); The Lancet Infectious Diseases; Clinical Microbiology and Infection; and the Pan-American Association for Infectology (API).

This event will take place on the 26 and 27 of September, 2018 in Melia Havana Hotel.

As it is well known, the resistance to antimicrobials is one of the most serious health problems nowadays which is developing in bacteria, fungi, virus and parasites as well. This event summons leading figures in microbiology; infectology; other clinical fields; in-hospital epidemiology; and public health for an updating exchange about the medical impact this phenomenon has on the early detection, interpretation and therapeutic management of the infections caused by bacteria, fungi and virus.

This event will count on the participation of well-known international experts and will be the appropriate space to link closer the health sectors of the Americas, Europe and other parts of the world in the fight against the resistance.

Organizing Committee:
ESCMID: Jesús Rodríguez-Baño, Spain, Evelina Tacconelli, Germany, Rafael Cantón, Spain, Silvio Vega, Panama, John McConnell, UK
CMPS: Dianelys Quiñones, Maria G Guzmán, Angel Escobedo

Themes to approach:

  • Current threats of antimicrobial resistance.
  • Overview of the epidemiology of bacterial resistance.
  • Antimicrobial resistance mechanisms in Gram-negative bacteria and in Gram-positive bacteria.
  • News from EUCAST and antibiogram reading analysis.
  • Rapid diagnostic for antimicrobial resistant pathogens.
  • Main multidrug-resistant pathogens: clinical management and new control treatments.
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections and antimicrobial resistance.
  • Drug Resistance in Tuberculosis, antifungal resistance, HIV, HCV, HBV resistance and resistance in Plasmodium.
  • Antimicrobial stewardship as a tool to fight resistance.
  • Infection control for MDR/XDR bacteria.
  • Antimicrobial resistance and One Health.

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