Welcome to the Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Virtual Conference 2023

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This virtual conference is jointly organised by BSAC and GARDP.  For ACC2023, the collaborating organisations are Africa CDC and ReAct Africa.  

 

Programme

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1030
1130
1230
1130
Introductory remarks
Professor Laura JV Piddock, Scientific Director, GARDP - View Bio

SESSION ONE: KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Chair: Dr Mirfin Mpundu, Director, ReAct Africa
1035
1135
1235
1135
Drug Development and Therapeutic Trials for Africa
1055
1155
1255
1155
Q&A

1105
1205
1305
1205
BREAK

SESSION TWO: Drug discovery - new targets and new chemistry
Chair: Dr Keith Miller, Senior Lecturer of Medical Microbiology Course leader MSc Molecular Microbiology Department of Biosciences and Chemistry, Sheffield Hallam University
1115
1215
1315
1215
Antiviral drug discovery: preparing for the next pandemic
1130
1230
1330
1230
Bioinformatic prospecting and synthesis of new antibiotics
1145
1245
1345
1245
Natural product mimetics
1200
1300
1400
1300
Q&A

1210
1310
1410
1310
BREAK

SESSION THREE: Preclinical antimicrobial development
Chair: Dr Christopher Longshaw, Senior Director, EU Scientific Affairs, Shionogi BV & BSAC Honorary Treasurer - View Bio
1220
1320
1420
1320
Recent developments in PK-PD
1235
1335
1435
1335
REPAIR Impact Fund portfolio
1250
1350
1450
1350
Discovery and pre-clinical development of new antimicrobials in Africa
1305
1405
1505
1405
Q&A

1315
1415
1515
1415
BREAK

SESSION FOUR: Panel discussion - Development of non-traditional antimicrobials
1325
1425
1525
1425
To be confirmed

1430
1530
1630
1530
Day One - Closing remarks
Dr Christopher Longshaw, Senior Director, EU Scientific Affairs, Shionogi BV & BSAC Honorary Treasurer - View Bio
1030
1130
1230
1130
Introductory remarks
Dr Christopher Longshaw, Senior Director, EU Scientific Affairs, Shionogi BV & BSAC Honorary Treasurer - View Bio

SESSION FIVE: Clinical development
Chair: Alison Luckey, GARDP
1035
1135
1235
1135
Developing new drugs for Neisseria gonorrhoeae
1050
1150
1250
1150
Clinical trials in countries with a high burden of drug resistance
1105
1205
1305
1205
Presentation to be confirmed
1120
1220
1320
1220
Q&A

1130
1230
1330
1230
BREAK

SESSION SIX: ORAL POSTER PRESENTATIONS
1140
1240
1340
1240
5 x 5 minutes prerecorded oral poster presentations
1205
1305
1405
1305
Q&A

1215
1315
1415
1315
BREAK

SESSION SEVEN: National action plan progress/policy
1225
1325
1425
1325
Development of the National Policy and Action Plan and accompanying strategies for Antimicrobial Resistance in Kenya
1240
1340
1440
1340
MAAP DATA
1255
1355
1455
1355
Widening access to antibiotics in LMICs
1310
1410
1510
1410
Q&A

1320
1420
1520
1420
BREAK

SESSION EIGHT: Panel discussion - Regulatory paths for new treatment modalitiesegulatory path for new treatment modalities?
1330
1430
1530
1430
To be confirmed

1430
1530
1630
1530
Closing remarks
Professor Laura JV Piddock, Scientific Director, GARDP - View Bio

Posters & Abstracts

Please submit your abstract(s) using the online submission form for consideration for ORAL and/or POSTER presentation at the conference.

Abstracts selected for oral presentation will be invited to present as part of Session Six on Day Two of the conference.

The deadline for ORAL abstract submission is 1200hrs GMT on Friday 25 November 2022
The deadline for POSTER abstract submission is 1200hrs GMT on Friday 25 November 2022

Please note our Conditions of Submission:

  • Abstracts must be submitted by the stated deadline, abstracts submitted after this time will not be considered.
  • The first author should ideally be the presenting author. All correspondence will be sent to the lead author.
  • The presenting author must register for the conference.
  • Those submitting abstracts for ORAL presentation are also requested to submit a short video with a 2-minute elevator pitch of their presentation for the committee to review and make their final selection. Selected authors will be requested to pre-record their final presentation and to join Session Six to take part in the live Q&A discussion at the end of the session. Guidelines to oral presentations.
  • If selected for POSTER presentation authors are required to submit their poster in pdf format prior to the conference.
  • All abstracts need to be submitted using the online submission form.

Deadlines for ORAL submissions:
Those submitting abstracts for ORAL presentation are requested to submit a short video with a 2-minute elevator pitch of their presentation for the committee to review and make their final selection.
Abstract and elevator pitch submission deadline: 1200hrs GMT on Friday 25 November 2022
Authors notified of final selection decision: Thursday 15 December 2022
Author submission of final video: 1200hrs GMT on Wednesday 18 January 2023 (Files received after this time or not adhering to the stated requirements may not be included).

Deadlines for POSTER submissions:
Abstract submission deadline: 1200hrs GMT on Friday 25 November 2022
Authors notified of selection decision: Thursday 15 December 2022
Author submission of final PDF poster: 1200hrs GMT on Wednesday 18 January 2023 (Files received after this time may not be included).

Structured Abstract (maximum word count 400 excluding graphs & tables):

  • an initial statement of specific objectives of the study, unless this is given in the title;
  • a brief statement of methods;
  • a summary of the results obtained;
  • specific conclusions.

For any queries regarding abstract submissions, please contact Esme Carruthers.

    Lead Author Name
    Lead Author Contact Email
    Role and Organisation
    Presentation Preference (please select)
    Abstract Title
    Author Names and Organisations
    Structured Abstract (maximum word count 400 excluding graphs & tables)
    Supporting document

    Registration

    Please register to attend this virtual conference free of charge using the link below.

    If you have not already done so, you will need to create an account before you can register for this conference.

    For any questions regarding registration, please contact Esme Carruthers.

    For booking Terms and Conditions click here.

    Sponsors

    Sponsorship opportunities are available for this conference, please contact Harry Whitworth for details.

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