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24 Jan 2024

Ascona Conference: 9-13 June 2024

The second edition of the Ascona conference New Approaches to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, which was initiated and is organised by NCCR AntiResist, will be taking place in Ascona, Switzerland from 9-13 June 2024, and will bring together world-leading clinicians, microbiologists, tissue engineers and chemists who share common interests in the field.

Over the past decades, pan-resistant strains of major bacterial pathogens have emerged rendering available antibiotics ineffective and putting at risk many achievements of modern medicine. New ways to identify clinically effective antimicrobials are urgently needed. However, the current antimicrobial development pipeline is inadequate because of high attrition and limited coverage of multi-drug resistant Gram-negative bacteria. Revitalizing antibiotic discovery requires a multidisciplinary approach starting at the bedside. Many factors affect the development of novel antibiotics such as our limited understanding of the physiology and heterogeneity of bacterial pathogens in patients and their interactions with microbiota. Bacteria growing in patients experience environments that are very different from standard laboratory conditions used for antibacterial discovery.

This conference will review the current knowledge on clinical activity of antibiotics; the role of microbiota; micro-tissue infection models; bacterial physiology in patients; mechanisms of antibacterial candidates, and non-conventional therapies. It will introduce students to emerging concepts that promise to accelerate antibacterial discovery, improve treatment regimens and uncover novel targets for eradicating pathogens.

It will bring together world-leading clinicians, microbiologists, tissue engineers and chemists who share common interests in the field and work towards the development of urgently needed control strategies to win the race against superbugs.

The submission deadline for abstracts has now passed. The committee is conducting evaluations and participants will be informed individually. Late abstracts can be sent to the organising committee in the event of available space.

Relevant dates

April 3: Participants will be notified about abstract selection

April 5: Registration for participants with accepted abstract

April 9: Registration for accepted pre-registered participants

More information about the conference is available on the conference website.

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