Past Events


December 9, 2014: Roundtable on Safeguarding the effectiveness of existing antimicrobial treatments for serious infections (BSAC), London, England

November 26-29, 2014: 15th Asia Pacific Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infection (APCCMI), Kuala Lumpur

November 12-14, 2014: National Institue for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) Antibiotics Symposium, Atlanta, GA, USA

October 31-November 3, 2014: 5th International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance (IMED 2014), Vienna, Austria. 

October 27-29, 2014: Anti-Bacterial Drug Development Summit, Boston, MA, USA

October 22-24, 2014: ESCMID hosts Conference on Reviving Old Antibiotics, Vienna, Austria.

October 14-16, 2014: The Cuban Society for Microbiology and Parasitology hosts the 8th Cuban Congress on Microbiology and Parasitology/5th National Congress on Tropical Medicine/3rd International Symposium on HIV/AIDS Infection in Cuba, Havana, Cuba

October 8-12, 2014: Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA), and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS)'s ID Week 2014, Philadelphia, PA, USA

September 27-30, 2014: 5th ASM Conference on Beneficial Microbes, Washington DC, USA 

June 23-25, 2013: bioMerieux hosts the 4th World HAI Forum on Antimicrobial Resistance, Annecy, France.

June 16-17, 2013: The Canadian Society of Microbiologists hosts its 63rd annual conference, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

June 14-15, 2013: ASID hosts an infection control course "An Introduction to Infection Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship", Melbourne, Australia.

June 8-10, 2013: Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology's Annual Conference(APIC 2013), Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA.

June 5-8, 2013: International Congress of Chemotherapy and Infection (ICC 2013), Nishi-Ku, Japan.

May 28- June 1, 2013: Women Deliver 2013 Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

May 31- June 2, 2013: 11th Annual Conference of the Multidisciplinary Alliance Against Device-Related Infections (MADRI 2013), San Antonio, Texas.

May 28- June 1, 2013: API Chile hosts the XVI Congreso de la Asociación Panamericana de Infectología (Pan American Congress of Infectious Diseases), Santiago, Chile.

May 18-21, 2013: American Society for Microbiology's ASM 2013, Denver, CO, USA.

April 27-30, 2013: European Congress on Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID 2013), Berlin, Germany.

April 16-18, 2013: Target Meeting's 2nd world virology & microbiology online conference, online.

April 8, 2013: The Rally for Medical Research is organizing a march to call for additional funding for medical research, Washington, DC.

March 14, 2013: British Soceity for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy's Spring Meeting 2013, London, UK.

March 13-15, 2013: International Symposium on Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance (ISAAR 2013), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

March 11-12, 2013: APIC Clostridium difficile Educational and Consensus Conference", Baltimore, MD.

March 8-10, 2013: National Foundation for Infectious Diseases hosts a "Clinical Vaccinology Course", Chicago, IL.

February 27, 2013: Full Committee Hearing - Animal Drug User Fee Agreements: Advancing Animal Health for the Public Health,  Washington, DC.

February 26-March 5, 2013: Washington Global Health Alliance hosts an event called Global Health Week on the Hill,  Washington, DC.

February 25-March 5, 2013: Institute of Health Management Research hosts a Course on Promoting Rational Use of Drugs in the Community,”  Jaipur, India.

February 21-23, 2013: Australian Society for Antimicrobial's Annual meeting “Antimicrobials 2013,”  Sydney, Australia.

February 15-18, 2013: 4th International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance – "IMED 2013,"  Vienna, Austria.

February 4-8, 2013: Tufts CSDD “Postgraduate Course in Clinical Pharmacology, Drug Development and Regulation,”  Boston, MA.

November 27-28, 2012: World Animal Health Congress in Kansas City, MO.

November 23-24, 2012:   ISPOR's International Conference of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research in New Delhi, India

November 19-20, 2012: Third International Conference on Sustainable Pharmacy in Osnabruck, Germany.

November 12-18, 2012: CDC's Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, the CDC's annual national campaign for appropriate antibiotic use in the community, and in health care. APUA will be a strategic partner in this initiative. On Wednesday November 14, 1pm-2pm EST, APUA will present a webinar titled "Containing Health Care Associated Infections Through Antibiotic Stewardship" in conjunction with the Tufts Medical Center. This event is funded by an unrestricted grant from Alere.

November 2, 2012: An esteemed colleague of APUA, Dr. Keith Klugman was presented a webinar titled "Finding Pneumo: The Biological Link between Influenza and Pneumonia and the Importance of Diagnostic Testing."

October 27-31, 2012: APHA's 140th Annual Meeting and Expo will be held in San Francisco, CA on the topic of "Prevention and Wellness Across the Life Span." The APHA meeting attracts more than 13,000 national and international physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, epidemiologists, and related health specialists to address current and emerging issues in health science, policy, and practice.

October 22-26, 2012: ASM's 4th Conference on Beneficial Microbes in San Antonio, TX.

October 17-21, 2012: IDSA's inaugural IDWeek will be held in San Diego, CA. IDWeek is the first-ever combined meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the Society for Healthcare Epidemiologyof America (SHEA), the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA), and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS).  The theme of this year’s meeting is “Advancing Science, Improving Care” and will feature the latest science and bench-to-bedside approaches in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and epidemiology of infectious diseases, including HIV, across the lifespan.

October 11-12, 2012: The Interregional Association for Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy's II Volga Region Conference on Antimicrobial Therapy in Samara, Russia.

September 29- October 4, 2012: ASM's 6th Conference on Biofilms in Miami, FL.

September 14, 2012: Registration deadline for the IDSA's IDWeek, October 17-21 in San Diego, CA.

September 9-12, 2012: Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) in San Francisco, CA. ICAAC, the premier conference on antimicrobial agents and infectious diseases, showcases the latest-breaking science and lectures from top researchers from around the world. Through oral and poster presentations, 10,000 physicians, clinical microbiologists, researchers, and pharmacists will come together to share their research, discover the latest breakthroughs, and work towards fostering global solutions to the problems of infectious diseases and antimicrobial agents.

 September 8, 2012: SIDP's 2012 Annual Meeting.  The Society for Infectious Disease Pharmacists' Annual Meeting is intended for pharmacists or other individuals who have interest in the topics and consists of new member orientation, a business meeting with awards recognition, CE sessions, lunch, and a reception/dinner.  The CE sessions are interactive, knowledge- based, and focus in the area of trainee transitions, teaching methods in infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship and treatment of gram-negative resistance.

July 1, 2012: July 1st is the nomination deadline for the ASM 2013 General Meeting Awards.  More than twenty awards will be presented recognizing outstanding accomplishment in research, mentoring, education, leadership, and service. Honor your colleagues, mentors, or students by nominated them for one of ASM’s prestigious awards.
June 29, 2012: ID Fellows travel grant application deadline.  The ICAAC ID Fellows Grant Program offers ID Fellows a unique opportunity to attend ICAAC and participate in an experience specifically tailored to their educational development needs. This select group of Fellows will have the opportunity to hear keynote talks targeted to them, participate in mentored poster walks, receive overviews of recommended sessions for attendance, interact with ICAAC Program Committee members, and be given personalized attention including daily discussions to help them maximize their educational and career development experience. Costs covered by this program include: airfare, transportation to and from the convention center, hotel stay for the meeting dates, ICAAC registration, daily breakfasts and other amenities.
June 27, 2012: Application submission deadline, Centennial Travel Award in Basic Science Tropical Disease Research.  The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Centennial Travel Award fosters international collaboration in the basic science of tropical infectious diseases. This award also provides physicians and scientists the opportunity for field experience in combination with laboratory studies of parasitic, bacterial, or viral infectious diseases in endemic developing countries. In an effort to stimulate interest in tropical infectious diseases and build international collaborations, ASTMH seeks applications from physicians and scientists for this international career opportunity focused on benefiting underserved populations in locations in the world where the burden of disease is high. The award will provide financial support of $25,000 for studies in the fields of immunology, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, and entomology.
June 26-29, 2012: ASM's 3rd Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance in Zoonotic Bacteria and Foodborne Pathogens in Aix-en-Provence, France.  This third conference in the series on zoonotic bacteria and foodborne pathogens will have mainstream focuses on comparative epidemiology of AMR in animals and humans, on the driving forces for the global dissemination of antimicrobial resistance between humans and animals and on emerging AMR mechanisms in foodborne pathogens and zoonotic agents.
June 18, 2012: Application submission deadline for "Expressions of Interest: Health Policy and Systems Research in Access to Medicines in Low and Middle-Income Countries."  The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research has identified research questions in access to medicines that demonstrate the need to explore the relationships between medicines and the other building blocks of the health system and analyze the health system determinants of access to medicines. This call aims to explore the connections between medicines and three other functions of the health systems: health financing, governance and health information. Potential applicants can contact the Alliance ( and seek clarification for all questions related to the call.
June 16-19, 2012: ASM's 112th General Meeting in San Francisco, CA.  ASM2012 showcased the central role of microbes in the biosphere by reporting today’s best science in the diverse areas influenced by microbes.  The breadth of this meeting provided participants with the chance to immerse themselves in their field of specialization and take forays into different disciplines.
June 13-16, 2012: 15th International Congress on Infectious Diseases (15th ICID) in Bangkok, Thailan
May 7, 2012: ICAAC Abstract submission deadline, Infectious Disease Fellows Grant Program
May 6-10, 2012: ASM's 4th Conference on Prokaryotic Cell Biology and Development in Montreal, Canada.  The goals of this conference was to bring together researchers using the most sophisticated approaches to address the most important questions in the field of prokaryotic cell and developmental biology, and provide a forum for them to share ideas.
April 13-16, 2012: SHEA's inaugural training conference on Advancing Healthcare Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Stewardship in Jacksonville, FL. This conference merged lectures, practical sessions, competitions, and leadership meetings to address the increasingly challenging issues in antimicrobial stewardship and demonstrated various approaches to research within the field.
March 29-April 2, 2012: ASM's 11th Conference on Candida and Candidiasis in San Francisco, CA. This conference provided a forum for the Candida research community to present the most recent advances and ideas, covering a broad spectrum of subjects from clinical issues to molecular mechanisms, from growth of the fungus to response of the host, as well as tochart the course of future research and facilitate the urgent need to understand, treat, and prevent candidiasis.
February 26-29, 2012: ASM's 10th Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting in Washington, DC. This conference focused on research pertaining to biothreat agents, vaccines, detection and diagnostic procedures, animal and plant pathogens, biosecurity facilities, global surveillance, the training of individuals in BL3 and BL4 labs, and other vital topics.
November 14 to November 20th, 2011, was "Get Smart About Antibiotics Week," the CDC's annual national campaign for appropriate antibiotic use in the community. APUA was proud to be a strategic partner and lent expertise in a live Twitter event hosted by ABC News' senior health and medical editor Dr. Rich Besser.
From November 14 to November 18, 2011, the Third International Conference for Improving Use of Medicines (ICIUM) was held in Antalya, Turkey. Conference atendees presented and summarized knowledge about ways to improve medicines use and health, especially for vulnerable populations. Participants helped to shape evidence-based policy recommendations and a future research agenda on these topics.
The 49th Annual IDSA/HIVMA Meeting took place from October 20 to October 23, 2011, in Boston, MA. The meeting brought together physicians, scientists, and other health care professionals involved in research, patient care, public health, disease prevention, and education in the field of infectious diseases. APUA showcased a booth throughout the meeting and presented a poster.
The 1st Global Forum on Bacterial Infections took place from October 3 to October 5, 2011, in Dew Dehli, India. Researchers presented new data on antibiotic access and resistance, and policymakers, clinicians, public health program managers, and researchers debated policy innovations in low- and middle-income countries to address these critical questions.
On September 18, 2011, APUA celebrated its 30th anniversary with a symposium at the 51st ICAAC entitled "Novel Approaches to the Containment of Antibiotic Resistance in Industrial and Developing Countries: Celebrating 30 Years of APUA" followed by the Annual International Member Reception, at which the 2011 Leadership Award and the 2011 Chapter Leadership Award were presented to Dr. Giuseppe Cornaglia (of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) and Dr. Kumud K. Kafle (of APUA-Nepal), respectively.
From September 18 to September 21, 2011, the American Society for Microbiology held the 51st Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC). More than 10,000 physicians, researchers, and other healthcare professionals from around the globe gathered to foster worldwide solutions to the problem of infectious diseases.
September 14, 2011 was the "Building Stewardship: A Team Approach" educational program co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors, Tufts Medical Center, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and APUA.
  • See the presentation given by Dr. Susan Foster, APUA Director of Public Policy and Education, at the conference.
  • Read about the study that she cites that measures the economic burden incurred by antibiotic-resistant infections.
September 7, 2011 was the "Building Stewardship: A Team Approach" webinar.
From August 24 to August 28, 2011, the Sociedade Brasileira de Infectologia (SBI) held the Infecto 2011 Brasilia on the topics of hospital-acquired infections, viruses (such as hepatitis and HIV/AIDS), and antimicrobials.
June 13-17, 2011 was the 38th Annual International Conference on Global Health in Washington D.C.
May 7-10, 2011 was the 21st ECCMID/ 27th ICC in Milan, Italy.
April 27, 2011 was the WHO Global Forum: Addressing the Challenge of Noncommunicable Diseases in Moscow.
April 9, 2011 was the American Symposium on Antibiotic Resistance and Appropriate Antibiotic Use at the XV Pan American Congress of Infectious Diseases 2011 in Punta del Este, Uruguay.
On April 7, 2011: The World Health Organization, in collaboration with APUA and other organizations, will launch the worldwide campaign, World Health Day, to prevent and contain antimicrobial resistance.

* APUA Executive Director attends IDSA briefing in Washington DC
* View World Health Organization's press release
* View WHO blog post on
* Seminar on tackling antibiotic resistance in a food safety perspective and launch of WHO publication
On April 7, 2011, APUA co-sponsored a web-based event in Spanish: Curso Virtual "Como interpretar un antibiograma."
April 1-4, 2011 was the 21st Annual Scientific Meeting of SHEA, at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas.
From February 27 to March 10, 2011, WHO, APUA, RSPRUD, and ISPOR offered a 12 day course, "International Training Course on Promoting Rational Use of Drugs in the Community" at the Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur.
On January 25, 2011, Pew Charitable Trusts and the Center for Science in the Public Interest held a conference called "Managing the Risk of Foodborne Hazards: STECs (Shiga Toxin-producing E. coli) and Antibiotic-Resistant Pathogens." Dr. Stuart B. Levy was invited to speak and APUA Program Manager, Carol Cogliani, attended as an invited guest.

See the speech delivered by Dr. Elisabeth Hagen, USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety, at the conference.







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