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News January 2018

ISAP activities around ECCMID 2018 in Madrid

ECCMID 2018 begins 21 April and concludes at 3pm on 24 April. Members of ISAP Council will meet during the ECCMID conference. ISAP has a number of activities for all members during and immediately following ECCMID. ISAP members are welcome and encouraged to attend the following activities.

Attendance at the General Meeting, the Scientific Meeting and the Social Reception is free for all ISAP members. For planning and catering purposes, please indicate by 9 March that you will be attending one or more of these activities, please register here.


Monday 23 April: Young Scientist Night Out in Madrid

An opportunity for young ISAP investigators to get to know each other and enjoy an evening in amazing Madrid. Interested parties are invited to meet around 8pm at the Del Diego Cocktail Bar located at Calle de la Reina, 12, 28009 Madrid, Spain. Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Sunday April 22nd to provide a tentative headcount for the event and don’t forget to follow @ISAP_org on Twitter for relevant updates from ISAP. 

Tuesday 24 April: General Meeting of ISAP

4:30 – 5:30pm at Hotel Paseo del Arte (Atocha 123, Madrid, Spain)

Please attend this meeting to receive an update on the business and other activities of ISAP, and participate in discussion. Included will be the announcement of the awarding of Honorary Life Membership of ISAP to one of its outstanding members. Hotel Paseo del Arte is about 15 – 30 min by taxi from the ECCMID conference venue.

Tuesday 24 April: Scientific Meeting of ISAP

5:30 – 6:45pm at Hotel Paseo del Arte (Atocha 123, Madrid, Spain; see venue details above)

This meeting, which is being held in conjunction with EPASG, is in keeping with the ISAP tradition of providing a forum for Young Investigators to present their research. Abstract submissions from Young Investigators working in any anti-infective area are welcome. Format abstracts as for ECCMID and email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the title “ISAP Abstract Submission” by March 9th, 2018 (! prolonged to March 23 2018 !) to receive full consideration. Please indicate the full name of the presenting author if it is not clear from the author block. All ISAP members are encouraged to attend to support the Young Investigators.    

Tuesday 24 April: Social Reception

7:00 pm at Hotel Paseo del Arte (Atocha 123, Madrid, Spain; see venue and registration details above)

The reception is sponsored by ISAP in collaboration with the 3rd International Conference on Polymyxins, EPASG and the Spanish Infectious Diseases Society. All ISAP members are invited for light appetizers and refreshments.

Wednesday - Thursday, 25 - 26 April: 3rd International Conference on Polymyxins

This conference is being held at Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Avenida de Córdoba s/n, 28041 Madrid, Spain. The conference is in collaboration with ISAP so we are very keen to invite all of our members to attend. You may register here. Young and senior ISAP investigators are encouraged to submit abstracts for polymyxin-related research as there will be an oral presentation session, in a collaboration of ISAP and EPASG, as part of the conference program. A call for abstracts has been sent out and abstracts are due by January 31st.  We welcome abstracts from all areas related to the polymyxins.


News November 2016

PK/PD studies in CMI - the journal of ESCMID

Clinical Microbiology and Infection (CMI), the official journal of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) explicitly welcomes PK/PD articles and highlights the importance of PK/PD as a key research field to tackle antibiotic resistance. Thereby the focus of CMI spans a wide range of PK/PD aspects, from first-in-human PK of novel drug entities, target-site PK, combinations, mechanism-based PK/PD modelling to PK/PD in special patient populations.

Read more on PK/PD in CMI in an Editorial written by William Couet, the chair of ISAP's partner organization EPASG.

News July 2015

ISAP members invited to comment on EMA's PK/PD guideline
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) invited several ISAP members to a workshop discussing pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in the development of antibacterial medicinal products. The presentations and discussions will support the drafting of the final regulatory guideline on PK/PD of antibacterial agents, as proposed by a concept paper.

News August 2015

PK/PD grant opportunity
The European PK/PD study group announced a new study grant to foster collaboration across laboratories and help mentoring of young investigators who may wish to spend some time as an observer in a laboratory that can provide additional education/training that is not available locally. The grants are available up to Euro 1000 and applications are invited for 2015-16 with a deadline of October 31st. For more information please contact Jason Roberts (j.roberts2(at)uq.edu.au).

News April 2015

2nd International Conference on Polymyxins
After ICAAC/ICC 2015, we invite you to attend the 2nd International Conference on Polymyxins to learn of the latest achievements on all major aspects of the polymyxin antibiotics.

Colistin and polymyxin B are last therapeutic options for treatment of life-threatening infections caused by Gram-negative ‘superbugs', namely Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter baumannii, and Klebsiella pneumoniae. Since the 1st International Conference on Polymyxins in 2013 (Prato, Italy), significant progress has been made in the clinical use and pharmacology of polymyxins, in particular PK/PD/TD and nephrotoxicity, and discovery of novel polymyxin-like antibiotics.