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18 Apr 2018

Keystone Symposia Conference

The  Keystone Symposia Conference, organized in collaboration with the University of Hong Kong and the Croucher Foundation, will be held in October in Hong Kong.

Submit an abstract and register today for Keystone Symposia’s upcoming conference on “Framing the Response to Emerging Virus Infections” scheduled for October 14-18, 2018 at The University of Hong Kong. This conference is organized in collaboration with The University of Hong Kong and Croucher Foundation. 
Organized by Drs. Ralph A. Tripp of the University of Georgia, Suresh Mahalingam of Griffith University, John W. Lowenthal, Andrew G. Bean of Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization and Malik Peiris of The University of Hong Kong, the three-day conference will: 
1) Identify the gaps in knowledge and critical barriers to progress in the field by developing an understanding of how viruses – including Zika, Ebola, MERS and influenza – can transmit between a reservoir and new host species, and identifying those aspects of the disease process that offer opportunities for therapy and prevention;
2) Explore why zoonotic diseases matter, their association with agriculture, the importance of surveillance and early detection, and the difficulties of dealing with diseases that involve both medical and veterinary communities; 
3) Bring together virologists, immunologists, epidemiologists, those working in anti-viral strategies and others in related biomedical fields who do not usually attend the same meetings.
University of Hong Kong/Croucher Foundation Travel Awards enable attendance of students, postdoctoral fellows and regional scientists from East and Southeast Asia to attend this conference. Scholarships, requiring submission of an abstract, are available to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from any nation. Short talk speakers will be chosen from all abstracts submitted by the abstract deadline. 
Travel Award Application – May 15, 2018
Scholarship Applications and Discounted Abstract – June 14, 2018
Abstract – July 17, 2018
Discounted Registration – August 14, 2018
For more information, please visit Keystone Symposia.

17 Apr 2018

Registrations for the Institut Pasteur International Course on Antibiotics and Resistance (ICARe) are open

The Institut Pasteur International Course on Antibiotics and Resistance (ICARe) will be held from October 6 to 14 in the wonderful city of Annecy, France.

The emergence and spread of bacteria resistant to many drug classes seriously threaten all branches of modern medicine. There is currently no course providing advanced instruction on antibiotics and resistance. The specific goal of ICARe is to bring leaders in academics and industry together with trained scientists at the dawn of their careers. Cutting-edge approaches for the study of resistance and antibiotic discovery will be examined.

The faculty, composed of 40 internationally recognized scientists and physicians who have made important contributions to antibiotic development, infectious diseases and resistance management will be in residence for a minimum of two days for informal interactions. Graduates will emerge with a state-of-the-art understanding of existing antibiotics: modes of action, mechanisms of resistance, approaches for mining chemical space, advancing hits to leads, the application of next generation nucleic acid-based technologies for antibiotic discovery and resistance detection. The course aims to build an international cadre of collaborative, well networked, and highly trained specialists. 

Registration and info on Institut Pasteur website.