FOREWORD

 

 

Acinetobacter spp., and  A. baumannii in particular, continues to be a major nosocomial pathogen in the hospital setting. The new methodologies, especially proteomics and genomics, are constantly providing important information about the taxonomy, antimicrobial resistance, virulence and biology of this genus, all of which has made it possible to develop new strategies for treating infections caused by multi- and extensively-drug resistant isolates and for the surveillance and control of nosocomial outbreaks. Interesting new fields for exploration associated with this bacterium include the potential role of adjuvant therapies to supplement the effects of antimicrobial agents, the role of phages in the biology of A. baumannii, or the development of immunotherapy, among others. To share all the latest developments and information concerning Acinetobacter spp. is the main objective of the International Symposium on the Biology of Acinetobacter, which began in 1986. This symposium has always provided an excellent opportunity to discuss the basic, epidemiological, clinical, and therapeutic aspects of this microorganism and its infections. It is also an excellent scenario for young scientists and students in this field to present and exchange information with more experienced scientists.

 

The 11th International Symposium on the Biology of Acinetobacter will be held in Seville (Spain). Located in Andalusia, in the South of Spain, Seville is a beautiful city, with a magnificent heritage that is the result of the presence and mix of different cultures during its long history. Its monuments and light-hearted way of life are particularly enjoyable at the end of September. We invite all of you to join the Acinetobacter family in Seville in 2017. We will be making every effort to provide an attractive scientific program and the right atmosphere in which to work hard and play harder. We look forward to see you in Seville!

IMPORTANT DATES

 

Online Registration and Abstract Submission from: January 1, 2017

 

Early Registration and Abstract Submission end:

May 31, 2017

 

Regular Registration starts: June 1, 2017

Alvaro Pascual MD, PhD

Head of Clinical Microbiology Laboratory

University Hospital Virgen Macarena

Full Professor of Microbiology

University of Seville

Seville, Spain

E-mail: apascual@us.es

 

 

Jerónimo Pachón MD, PhD

Head of Infectious Diseases Service

University Hospital Virgen del Rocío

Full Professor of Medicine

University of Seville

Seville, Spain

E-mail: pachon@us.es

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

 

Robert Bonomo

Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, Molecular Biology and Microbiology

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA

 

Germán Bou

Associate Professor of Microbiology, Microbiology Service

University Hospital A Coruña, Spain

 

Emmanuelle Dé

Professor of Microbiology

Université de Rouen, Mont-Saint-Aignan, France

 

Mario Feldman

Department of Molecular Microbiology

Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO, USA

 

Patrice Nordmann

Professor and Chair of Microbiology

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Science, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

 

Jerónimo Pachón

Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Service

University Hospital Virgen del Rocío, University of Seville, Spain

 

Alvaro Pascual

Professor of Microbiology, Microbiology Service

University Hospital Virgen Macarena, University of Seville, Spain

 

Spyros Pournaras

Professor of Microbiology

Medical School, University of Athens, Greece

 

Harald Seifert

Professor of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene

Institute for Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene, University of Cologne, Germany

 

Kevin Towner

Emeritus

Nottingham, United Kingdom

 

Jordi Vila

Professor of Microbiology, Microbiology Service

Clinic Hospital, University of Barcelona, Spain

 

LOCAL ORGANITATION COMMITTEE

 

Sofía Ballesta

Department of Microbiology

University of Seville, Seville, Spain

 

José Miguel Cisneros

Clinical Unit of Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, and Preventive Medicine

University Hospitals Virgen del Rocío and Virgen Macarena, Seville, Spain

 

Felipe Fernández-Cuenca

Microbiology Service

University Hospital Virgen Macarena, Seville, Spain

 

Jerónimo Pachón (Co-Chair)

Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Service

University Hospital Virgen del Rocío, University of Seville, Spain

 

María Eugenia Pachón-Ibáñez

Infectious Diseases Service

University Hospital Virgen del Rocío, Institute of Biomedicine of Seville, Spain

 

Álvaro Pascual (Co-Chair)

Professor of Microbiology, Microbiology Service

University Hospital Virgen Macarena, University of Seville, Spain

 

Jesús Rodríguez Baño

Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Service

University Hospital Virgen Macarena, University of Seville, Spain

 

Younes Smani

Infectious Diseases Service

University Hospital Virgen del Rocío, Institute of Biomedicine of Seville, Spain

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME - CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

 

Robert Bonomo

Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, Molecular Biology and Microbiology

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA

 

Germán Bou

Associate Professor of Microbiology, Microbiology Service

University Hospital A Coruña, Spain

 

Emmanuelle Dé

Professor of Microbiology

Université de Rouen, Mont-Saint-Aignan, France

 

Mario Feldman

Department of Molecular Microbiology

Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO, USA

 

Patrice Nordmann

Professor and Chair of Microbiology

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Science, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

 

Spyros Pournaras

Professor of Microbiology

Medical School, University of Athens, Greece

 

Harald Seifert

Professor of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene

Institute for Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene, University of Cologne, Germany

 

Younes Smani

Infectious Diseases Service

University Hospital Virgen del Rocío, Institute of Biomedicine of Seville, Spain

 

Jordi Vila

Professor of Microbiology, Microbiology Service

Clinic Hospital, University of Barcelona, Spain

 

 

MAIN TOPICS

 

Taxonomy, Population Genetics, and Evolution

 

Insights into Acinetobacter baumannii virulence and pathogenicity

 

Antibiotic resistance mechanisms of Acinetobacter

 

Metabolism, Regulations, and Adaptation

 

Epidemiology of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter

 

Omics technologies for new therapy targets

 

Management of infections and Infection Control Strategies

 

Non antimicrobial approaches

Registration

 

Early Registration (until May 31, 2017)

Regular Participant 320 EUR

Junior Scientist (32 years and below) 240 EUR

Student 165 EUR

 

Regular Registration (after June 1, 2017)

Regular Participant 440 EUR

Junior Scientist (32 years and below) 340 EUR

Student 190 EUR

Congress Venue

 

Real e Ilustre Colegio Oficial de Médicos

Avenida de la Borbolla, 47

41013 Sevilla (Spain)

http://www.comsevilla.es/contacto.html

 

 

Congress Organization

 

Between Congresos y Eventos

Address: Paseo de las Delicias, 1

41001 Seville (Spain)

congresos@betweencongresos.com

www.betweencongresos.com