- 6 Jun 2023 (virtual, 2.30-4p BST, 9.30-11.00a EDT): Sponsored by the AMR Industry Alliance, this webinar will be the launch event for the upcoming global Antimicrobial Resistance Certification process that builds on AMRAI’s June 2022 Antibiotic Manufacturing Standard for antibiotic discharge targets. Administered by the British Standards Institute (BSI), this certification process will provide a mechanism for antibiotic manufacturers to demonstrate compliance with the Antibiotic Manufacturing Standard. Go here to register.
- [NEW] 7 June 2023 (virtual, 13.30-15.00 CEST): GARDP-sponsored webinar entitled “Project management in antimicrobial R&D. Go here to register.
- 10 Jun 2023 (Virtual, 3-5.30p India Standard Time): Sponsored by the AMR Declaration Trust, a webinar entitled “Engaging the Pharmaceutical Industry in Joint Efforts to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance.” Thinking globally and acting locally, this webinar will be a conversation about the global pipeline with a focus on ideas for action in India. Go here to register.
- 3-5 Jul 2023 (Tours, France): 9th Symposium on Antimicrobial Resistance in Animals and the Environment (ARAE). Sponsored by INRAE (French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment, itself a merger of merger of INRA, the French National Institute for Agricultural Research, and IRSTEA, the French National Research Institute of Science and Technology for the Environment and Agriculture), this conference has been running since 2005. Go here for details.
- [NEW] 4-6 Aug 2023 (Bangkok, Thailand): The regional Medical Mycology Training Network Conference by ISHAM’s Asia Fungal Working Group is set to feature both hands-on workshops and clinical sessions for all those managing and working with invasive fungal infections. Go here for details.
- 19-22 Sep 2023 (Boston, USA): ASM-ESCMID Joint Conference on Drug Development to Meet the Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance. This is an excellent development focused meeting … highly recommended! Go here for details and to register.
- 7-15 Oct 2023 (residential, Annecy, France): ICARe, the Interdisciplinary Course on Antibiotics and Resistance. Now in its 7th year, this course is a deep-dive into the world of antibiotic development. Intense, rigorous, and HIGHLY recommended. Seats are always limited … apply sooner rather than later! Go here for details.
- [PIPELINE SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED to 31 MAY] 11-15 Oct 2023 (Boston, USA): IDWeek 2023, the annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Go here for details and to register. Also note that there is a call for IDWeek Pipeline submissions with a deadline of 31 May 2023: “Submit Your Novel Antimicrobial Agents or Diagnostic Technologies: Companies are invited to submit antimicrobials that are in preclinical stages of development (Phase II and III preferred) or were approved after January 2023 for a pipeline session at IDWeek that will include antibacterials, antifungals and antivirals (excluding COVID-19 and HIV). Companies developing novel diagnostic technologies with a minimum of some preliminary proof of concept data may submit as well.”
- 20-23 Oct 2023 (Athens, Greece): 11th TIMM (Trends in Medical Mycology). Go here for details.
- [NEW] 6-7 Feb 2024 (online): Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Conference. This is an annual, free of charge conference that is co-organized by GARDP and the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC). Details to follow — for now, just mark your calendar.
- 27-30 April 2024 (Barcelona, Spain): 34th ECCMID, the annual meeting of the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Go here for details.
AI-based drug discovery: Chemical vs. drugs (Part 4)
Note: Heads-up … I am told there are few spots left in the ICARe course that runs 7-15 Oct 2023 … see the forward calendar. Dear All, We had fun in Feb 2020 discussing an antibacterial compound discovered using machine learning was a drug or just a chemical. Building on that conversation, the lab that
WHO-UNEP-FAO-OIE Youth Engagement Working Group on AMR: Apply now!
“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world…” — Nelson Mandela Dear All, Regular readers will know my interest in developing the ecosystem of people who will work to address AMR over time (e.g., this interview with the founder of the Future Leaders Against AMR, my strong support for the
Reports calling for Pull: US GAO, Global AMR R&D Hub
Dear All, Two important reports for your awareness this afternoon. First, the Global AMR R&D hub have responded to a request from the G7 Finance and Health Ministers to provide an update to their 2022 progress report in advance of upcoming G7 meetings. As background, recall that the Finance Ministers in 2021 (during the UK G7
High Watermark for Pull Incentives (and more): Reflections on an amazing week!
Dear All, As a follow up to the glorious cacophony of the events occurring right at the end of April, Kevin Outterson and I made time to discuss all that has happened. The PASTEUR Act reintroduced, the AMR House Subcommittee hearing, the European Commission proposals, the CARB-X Annual Report, FDA approval of the first microbiome-based therapeutic …