Dear Mediterranean Society of Chemotherapy and Infection Colleagues


ISAC is now accepting applications for travel grants from your members to attend the31st International Congress of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy - 4th Gulf Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases in Dubai from 6-9 November 2019.

A number of ISAC Young Investigator Travel Awards will be given to ISAC Member Society applicants under the age of 35. Each successful awardee will be granted 1,000 USD towards the cost of their travel to Dubai and their hotel accommodation as well as free congress registration. Visit the website for more information and to register.

As these awards are only open to member society applicants, please forward this to your members.

The deadline for abstract submissions and travel grant applications is 1 August 2019.



Tom Bergan and John David Williams Memorial Awards

The two highest scoring abstracts submitted via the ISAC Young Investigator Travel Award application process from countries with limited resources will be awarded the Tom Bergan Memorial Award and the John David Williams Memorial Award in memory of two former Presidents of ISAC.

16th Asia-Pacific Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infection (16th APCCMI)


The Australian Society for Antimicrobials is hosting the 16th Asia-Pacific Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infection (16th APCCMI) in Melbourne, Australia on the 30 November – 3 December 2016.

This prestigious Congress on clinical microbiology and infectious diseases offers a unique opportunity for clinicians, scientists, researchers, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals working in the Asia Pacific region to meet international experts from various parts of the world and to network with colleagues who share similar interests. The program will include presentations on antibiotic stewardship and antimicrobial resistance, infection prevention and control, public health, mycobacterial diseases, virology including HIV, hepatology, parasitology, bacteriology including diagnostics and vaccines.

The 16th APCCMI will be held at the world-class Melbourne Convention Centre, located in the heart of Melbourne CBD. A city renowned as Australia’s cultural capital, Melbourne has abundant restaurants, cafes, bars, galleries and much more to entertain visitors.


Important Dates:

10th December 2015 – Early Bird Registration Opens

17th July 2016 – Abstract Submission Closes

5th September 2016 – Early Bird Registration Closes

28th November 2016 – Standard Registration Closes

30th November 2016 – Congress Commences

Consideration will be given to abstracts being submitted in Chinese (translations will be provided by the Congress) to facilitate participation by delegates who may otherwise not be able to attend. Also it is proposed that Chinese language sessions of the daily conference highlights will be scheduled at the conclusion of each day.

The full program will be available on the 16th APCCMI website  from early February 2016.



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