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Organization

The International Society of Anti-Infective Pharmacology is an interdisciplinary scientific society for the study of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics and for the improvement of dosing of anti-infectives.

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Officers and Directing Bodies

  • President

    (2017-2018)

    Roger Nation, PhD
    Monash University, Parkville, Australia
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  • Secretariat

    (2017-2018)

    Lena Friberg, PhD
    Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
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    Sebastian Wicha, PhD
    University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
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  • Treasurer

    (2014-2018)

    Brian Tsuji, PharmD
    State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
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  • President-elect

    (2017-2018)

    Brian Tsuji, PharmD
    State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
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  • Council

    (2017-2018)

    • Hartmut Derendorf, PhD; University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Johan W. Mouton, MD; Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Justin Lenhard, PharmD; California Northstate University, Elk Grove, USA This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Markus Zeitlinger, MD; Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Vincent H. Tam, PharmD; University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX, USA This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Ursula Theuretzbacher, PhD; Center for Anti-Infective Agents, Vienna, Austria This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Past-presidents

    (1991-2016)

    • William A. Craig, MD, Madison, WI (Founding president; president -1991-1994)
    • Otto Cars, MD, Uppsala, Sweden (1994-1996)
    • Mike N. Dudley, PharmD, San Diego, CA (1996-1998)
    • Paul M. Tulkens, MD, PhD, Brussels, Belgium (1998-2000)
    • George L. Drusano, MD, Gainesville, Fl (2000-2002)
    • Johan W. Mouton, MD, Nijmegen, The Netherlands (2002-2004)
    • Hartmut Derendorf, PhD, Gainesville, Fl (2004-2006)
    • Fritz Sörgel, PhD, Nürnberg, Germany (2006-2008)
    • David Andes, MD, Madison, WI (2008-2010)
    • Alasdair P. MacGowan, PhD, Bristol,UK (2010-2012)
    • Paul Ambrose, PharmD, FIDSA, Latham, NY, USA (2012-2014)
    • Ursula Theuretzbacher, PhD, Vienna, Austria (2014-2016)

 

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History

History

The Society was created officially in 1991, but found its roots in informal and formal meetings among attendees of ICAAC and other major Conferences deraling with Chemotherapy around the years 1986-1989. An historical landmark in this venture was a meeting held in Stockholm, Sweden, in June 1989, organized by W.A. Craig (Madison, WI) and Otto Cars (Upssala, Sweden) where several of the future founding members discussed the importance of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics for the apropriate, and possibly improved use of antibiotics.

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Partner organizations

Partner organizations

ISAP is closely collaborating with EPASG - ESCMID (European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) PK/PD of Anti-Infectives Study Group

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Program for the 1st International Conference on Polymyxins
with links to the presentations

Thursday 2 May 2013

8:15 – 9:15

Registration

9:15 – 10:00

Chairs
Roger Nation
Jian Li
SESSION 1: Welcome, program overview and introduction to the polymyxins

· Key features of the polymyxins
Roger Nation (30 min)

10:00 – 10:30

Morning tea, poster viewing and networking

10:30 – 12:30

Chairs

David Paterson

Otto Cars

SESSION 2: The use of polymyxins in clinical practice

· Establishing the clinical need for polymyxins
David Paterson (25 min)

· Clinical outcomes in polymyxin studies: what are the challenges?
Fernanda Silveira (15 min)

· Are polymyxins effective? A meta-analysis of polymyxin use
Mical Paul (20 min)

· Snapshots of polymyxin use around the world:
12:30 – 13:45

Lunch, poster viewing and networking

13:45 – 15:45

Chairs

John Turnidge

Dennis Dixon

SESSION 3: Towards optimized dosing of intravenous colistin and polymyxin B

·  Critical preclinical PK/PD information
Vincent Tam (15 min)

·  Intravenous polymyxins in critically-ill patients: how can we fit the dose to the patient?

    - Importance of the loading dose: CMS vs polymyxin B     

Lena Friberg (15 min)

     - Selection of individualized maintenance doses for various categories of patients: CMS vs polymyxin B    

Roger Nation (30 min)

· Dosing in other special patient populations
Helen Giamarellou (20 min)

· Risk factors for nephrotoxicity
Alan Forrest (10 min)

·  Managing patients with declining kidney function and other adverse effects
Visanu Thamlikitkul (20 min)

15:45 – 16:15

Afternoon tea, poster viewing and networking

16:15 – 18:00

Chairs

Keith Kaye

Ursula Theuretzbacher

SESSION 4: What is the role of inhaled polymyxins for treatment of respiratory tract infections?

· Inhaled polymyxins: what can we learn from pulmonary delivery of other antibiotics?
Mike Dudley (20 min)

· Pulmonary disposition of polymyxins
William Couet (20 min)

·  Inhalational +/- intravenous administration of polymyxins for treatment of VAP
Helen Giamarellou (25 min)

· Use of polymyxins in patients with cystic fibrosis
Niels Høiby (25 min)

18:00 – 19:30

Reception on the Terrace

Friday 3 May 2013

9:00 – 11:00

Chairs

Brian Tsuji

Fernanda Silveira

SESSION 5: Polymyxins: mono-therapy or a combination?

· Preclinical approaches: What is important – synergy or activity of combinations?
Brian Tsuji (20 min)

· Translational approaches to inform selection of rational combinations for patients
Juergen Bulitta (20 min)

· Clinical trials of monotherapy versus combinations
o   Colistin/fosfomycin      Visanu Thamlikitkul (20 min)
o   Colistin/rifampicin        Claudio Viscoli (20 min)
o   Colistin/carbapenems  Keith Kaye and Johan Mouton (10 min each)

11:00 – 11:30

Morning tea, poster viewing and networking

11:30 – 12:30

Chairs

John Turnidge

Johan Mouton

SESSION 6: Susceptibility and breakpoints

· In vitro susceptibility testing: what are the critical issues?
John Turnidge (25 min)

· Polymyxin breakpoints: what needs attention?
Johan Mouton (25 min)

12:30 – 13:45

Lunch, poster viewing and networking

13:45 – 15:00

 

 

Chairs

Robert Bonomo

Irene Plank

SESSION 7: Mechanisms of activity, resistance and nephrotoxicity: how understanding may be used advantageously

· Mechanisms of antibacterial activity
Brian Tsuji (20 min)

· Mechanisms of resistance
Robert Bonomo (20 min)

· Bacterial biofilm and resistance
Niels Høiby (15 min)

· Mechanisms of nephrotoxicity
Jian Li (15 min)

15:00 – 15:30

Afternoon tea, poster viewing and networking

15:30 – 16:30

 

 

Chairs

Otto Cars

Vincent Tam

 

SESSION 8: Oral presentations of selected abstracts

· Abstract O-1
Murat Dizbay (8 min)

· Abstract O-2
Claudio Viscoli (8 min)

· Abstract O-3
Luisa Sorlí (8 min)

· Abstract O-4
Jason Pogue (8 min)
16:30 – 17:30

 
 

 


Chair

David Paterson

SESSION 9: Colistin and polymyxin B: are they peas in a pod or chalk and cheese?

A lively, entertaining and most importantly informative debate between two teams in which colistin and polymyxin B will be compared and contrasted. Might one have advantages over the other in regard to various considerations? The audience will have an opportunity to vote.

The topics are:

· The ability to achieve ‘appropriate’ plasma concentrations
Vincent Tam (Poly B team) vs John Turnidge (CMS team)

· Targeting specific infections (UTI, respiratory, CNS)
Matti Karvanen (Poly B team) vs William Couet (CMS team)

· Clinical effectiveness and adverse effects
Alexandre Zavascki (Poly B team) vs Keith Kaye (CMS team)

18:30 –

Conference dinner

Saturday 4 May 2013

9:00 – 10:00

 


Chairs

Ursula Theuretzbacher William Couet

SESSION 10: Oral presentations of selected abstracts

· Abstract O-5
William Couet (8 min)

· Abstract O-6
Olivia Bargiacchi (8 min)

· Abstract O-7
Teysir Halaby (8 min)

· Abstract O-8
Gunther Kern (8 min)

10:00 – 10:30

Chairs

Dennis Dixon
Irene Plank


SESSION 11: EU and NIH programs facilitating antibacterial resistance research

·  Outlines of the key programs of the NIH and EU will be provided
Irene Plank and Dennis Dixon

10:30 – 11:00

Morning tea and networking

11:00 – 12:30

 
 

Chairs

Roger Nation
Jian Li


SESSION 12: The Prato Polymyxin Consensus

· Key topics and issues identified during the preceding symposia will be brought to this session and discussed by a panel, with ample opportunity for input from the audience

· Recommendations will be made on aspects impacting the future clinical use of polymyxins and high-priority areas for research, and the audience will be asked to vote on whether they do or don’t support the recommendations

· The outcome will be the basis of the Prato Polymyxin Consensus which will summarize high-priority areas requiring attention

Panel members:

David Paterson
Johan Mouton
Keith Kaye
Ursula Theuretzbacher
Brian Tsuji
Mike Dudley
John Turnidge

· The 2nd International Polymyxin Conference: when and where?

· Conference close

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch and departure to airport or other

Some selected major PK/PD publications

Framework for optimisation of the clinical use of colistin and polymyxin B: the Prato polymyxin consensus: RL Nation, J Li, O. Cars, W. Couet, MN Dudley, KS Kaye, JW Mouton, DL Paterson, VH Tam, U. Theuretzbacher, BT Tsuji, JD Turnidge.
The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Early Online Publication, 21 October 2014
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Individualised antibiotic dosing for patients who are critically ill: challenges and potential solutions

Jason A Roberts, Mohd H Abdul-Aziz, Jeff rey Lipman, Johan W Mouton, Alexander A Vinks, Timothy W Felton, William W Hope, Andras Farkas, Michael N Neely, Jerome J Schentag, George Drusano, Otto R Frey, Ursula Theuretzbacher, Joseph L Kuti, on behalf of The International Society of Anti-Infective Pharmacology and the Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics Study Group of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Lancet Infect Dis April 2014
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Importance of relating efficacy measures to unbound drug concentrations for anti-infective agents.

Gonzalez D, Schmidt S, Derendorf H.
Clin Microbiol Rev. 2013 Apr;26(2):274-88.

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New EMA guideline for antimicrobial development.

Ambrose PG, Bhavnani SM, Dudley MN, Ellis-Grosse E, Rubino CM, Drusano GL.
Lancet Infect Dis. 2012 Apr;12(4):265-6.

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Saving Lives with Optimal Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.

Drusano GL, Lodise TP
Clin Infect Dis 2012 Oct 16

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Predicting bacterial fitness cost associated with drug resistance.

Guo B, Abdelraouf K, Ledesma KR, Nikolaou M, Tam VH.
J Antimicrob Chemother. 2012 Apr;67(4):928-32.

Fundamentals of Population Pharmacokinetic Modelling: Modelling and Software.

Kiang TK, Sherwin CM, Spigarelli MG, Ensom MH.
Clin Pharmacokinet. 2012 Aug 1;51(8):515-25.

The role of pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics in setting clinical MIC breakpoints: the EUCAST approach.

Mouton JW, Brown DF, Apfalter P, Cantón R, Giske CG, Ivanova M, MacGowan AP, Rodloff A, Soussy CJ, Steinbakk M, Kahlmeter G.
Clin Microbiol Infect. 2012 Mar;18(3):E37-45

Colistin pharmacokinetics: the fog is lifting.

Couet W, Grégoire N, Marchand S, Mimoz O.
Clin Microbiol Infect. 2012 Jan;18(1):30-9.

Conserving antibiotics for the future: new ways to use old and new drugs from a pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic perspective.

Mouton JW, Ambrose PG, Canton R, Drusano GL, Harbarth S, MacGowan A, Theuretzbacher U, Turnidge J.
Drug Resist Updat. 2011 Apr;14(2):107-17

The effect of critical illness on drug distribution.

Gonzalez D, Conrado DJ, Theuretzbacher U, Derendorf H.
Curr Pharm Biotechnol. 2011 Dec;12(12):2030-6.

Protein binding: do we ever learn?

Zeitlinger MA, Derendorf H, Mouton JW, Cars O, Craig WA, Andes D, Theuretzbacher U.
Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2011 Jul;55(7):3067-74.

Pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) indices of antibiotics predicted by a semimechanistic PKPD model: a step toward model-based dose optimization.

Nielsen EI, Cars O, Friberg LE.
Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2011 Oct;55(10):4619-30

In vitro pharmacodynamic models to determine the effect of antibacterial drugs.

Gloede J, Scheerans C, Derendorf H, Kloft C.
J Antimicrob Chemother. 2010 Feb;65(2):186-201.

Significance of protein binding in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.

Schmidt S, Gonzalez D, Derendorf H.
J Pharm Sci. 2010 Mar;99(3):1107-22.

A long journey from minimum inhibitory concentration testing to clinically predictive breakpoints: deterministic and probabilistic approaches in deriving breakpoints.

Dalhoff A, Ambrose PG, Mouton JW.
Infection. 2009 Aug;37(4):296-305.

Back to the future: using aminoglycosides again and how to dose them optimally.

Drusano GL, Ambrose PG, Bhavnani SM, Bertino JS, Nafziger AN, Louie A.
Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Sep 15;45(6):753-60

 

Pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics of antimicrobial therapy: it's not just for mice anymore.

Ambrose PG, Bhavnani SM, Rubino CM, Louie A, Gumbo T, Forrest A, Drusano GL.
Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Jan 1;44(1):79-86.

Standardization of pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) terminology for anti-infective drugs: an update
Johan W. Mouton, Michael N. Dudley, Otto Cars, Hartmut Derendorf and George L. Drusano
Journal of Antimcrobial Chemotherapy (2005) 55: 601-607

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  • President

    (2017-2018)

    Roger Nation, PhD
    Monash University, Parkville, Australia
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  • Secretariat

    (2017-2018)

    Lena Friberg, PhD
    Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
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    Sebastian Wicha, PhD
    University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
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  • Treasurer

    (2014-2018)

    Brian Tsuji, PharmD
    State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • President-elect

    (2017-2018)

    Brian Tsuji, PharmD
    State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
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  • Council

    (2017-2018)

    • Hartmut Derendorf, PhD; University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Johan W. Mouton, MD; Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Justin Lenhard, PharmD; California Northstate University, Elk Grove, USA This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Markus Zeitlinger, MD; Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Vincent H. Tam, PharmD; University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX, USA This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Ursula Theuretzbacher, PhD; Center for Anti-Infective Agents, Vienna, Austria This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Past-presidents

    (1991-2016)

    • William A. Craig, MD, Madison, WI (Founding president; president -1991-1994)
    • Otto Cars, MD, Uppsala, Sweden (1994-1996)
    • Mike N. Dudley, PharmD, San Diego, CA (1996-1998)
    • Paul M. Tulkens, MD, PhD, Brussels, Belgium (1998-2000)
    • George L. Drusano, MD, Gainesville, Fl (2000-2002)
    • Johan W. Mouton, MD, Nijmegen, The Netherlands (2002-2004)
    • Hartmut Derendorf, PhD, Gainesville, Fl (2004-2006)
    • Fritz Sörgel, PhD, Nürnberg, Germany (2006-2008)
    • David Andes, MD, Madison, WI (2008-2010)
    • Alasdair P. MacGowan, PhD, Bristol,UK (2010-2012)
    • Paul Ambrose, PharmD, FIDSA, Latham, NY, USA (2012-2014)
    • Ursula Theuretzbacher, PhD, Vienna, Austria (2014-2016)

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