05th International Caparica Conference in Antibiotic Resistance 2022

05th – 08th September 2022 | Caparica | Portugal

Dear Colleagues and friends

It is with great pleasure that we announce the upcoming international conference on Antibiotic Resistance, to be held in the Caparica, Portugal on 05th – 08th  September 2022.

In the last years, there is a great concern about the problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotics used in human medicine as well as in veterinary.

The use of antibiotics constitutes an important factor for selection of resistance, not only among pathogenic bacteria but also among the commensal ones. Antimicrobial resistance is a major problem in public health due to the possibility in therapeutic failure.

Appearance of multiresistant bacteria is probably accompanied by co-contamination of the environment, leading to a major clinical and public health concern within the lifetime of most people living today. The extensive use has heightened concerns about the expression of antimicrobial resistance, which impacts human and animal safety, food safety and environmental exposure. Antibiotic resistance is an emergent problem, and for this reason the WHO appealed for an urgent and concerted action by governments, health professionals, industry, civil society and patients to slow down the spread of drug resistance, limit its impact today and preserve medical advances for future generations. In the latest years much investigation was developed to understand the emergence of the resistance genes and their spread but this fact does not let us to control totally this problem. In this conference an attempt has been made to present the latest research on possibilities to manage this question.

The primary objective of this meeting is to bring together researchers involved in antibiotic resistance prevention and control. The meeting will take an integrated approach to research and it will bring about researchers specializing in different subjects related to antibiotic resistance. We expected to present a universal vision of the importance of antimicrobial resistance in different ecosystems and what can be done about it.

During diverse sessions, all aspects related to epidemiology of resistance in animal and zoonotic pathogens, mobile elements containing resistance genes, proteomics of antimicrobial resistance, emerging antimicrobial resistance mechanisms, control of resistant infections, antimicrobial resistance in animal pathogens and its exchange with humans, organizing antibiotic surveillance, policies to stimulate drug development and discovery and alternatives strategies to overcome the problem of antimicrobial resistance worldwide will be discussed.

Yours truly
J. L. Capelo

C. Lodeiro
Conference chairs
On behalf of the organizing and scientific committee

Plenary Speakers

Karen Bush, PhD

Affiliation: Indiana University Bloomington (USA)

 

David Livermore, PhD

Affiliation: Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich (UK)

 

Patrice Courvalin, PhD

Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Institut Pasteur (France)

Alessandra Carattoli, PhD

Affiliation: Faculty of Medicine and Farmacology, Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)

Title: Plasmids and the spread of antibiotic resistance.

Fernando Baquero, PhD

Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Ramón y Cajal University Hospital (Spain)

 

John Elmerdahl Olsen, PhD

Affiliation: Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

 

Olga Lomovskaya, PhD

Affiliation: Senior Vice President, Discovery and Clinical Microbiology, Qpex Biopharma (USA)

Patrícia Poeta, PhD

Affiliation: University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Vila Real (Portugal)

 

Karen Bush, PhD

Affiliation: Indiana University Bloomington (USA)

Title: How Pharma has Responded to the Explosion of New Beta-Lactamases

KPRK Talks

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Affiliation: 

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Keynote Speakers

Tatiana Pinto, PhD

Affiliation: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Title: Increasing occurrence of multidrug-resistant bacteria colonization among pregnant women in Brazil after the onset of COVID-19 pandemic.

Fred Tenover, PhD

Affiliation: Scientific Affairs Cepheid (USA)

 

Emilia Caselli, PhD

Affiliation: University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy)

 

Matthias Tacke, PhD

Affiliation: University College Dublin (Ireland)

Title: SBC3 – A Novel Silver-Based Antibiotic Drug Candidate against Resistant Bacteria and Fungi.

Bruno Gonzalez-Zorn, DVM, PhD

Affiliation: Complutense University of Madrid (Spain)

 

Elisabeth Grohmann, PhD

Affiliation: Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin (Germany)

 

Simonetta Grilli, PhD

Affiliation: Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems (Italy)

Title: The Biofilm Electrostatic Test: a new platform for rapid evaluation of biofilm formation.

Dilip Shah, PhD

Affiliation: Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis (USA)

 

Mattias Larsson, PhD

Affiliation: Karolinska Institutet, Department of Global Public Health, Stockholm (Sweden)

 

Eric T. Harvill, PhD

Affiliation: Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Georgia, Athens (USA)

Title: Natural history, ecology and antibiotics in model respiratory and middle ear pathogens.

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Symposium Subjects

  • Rise of Antimicrobial Resistance and Epidemiology: Concerns on Pathogen Resistance and Public Health
  • A public health approach to antimicrobial Resistance
  • Genetics of antimicrobial resistance
  • Proteomics of antimicrobial resistance
  • The emergence of antimicrobial resistance in animals
  • Antimicrobial resistance in animal pathogens and its exchange with humans
  • How antimicrobial resistance may be affected by the use of antibiotics in food and agriculture
  • Mechanisms of Antibacterial Resistance
  • Organizing antibiotic surveillance
  • Policies to stimulate drug development and discovery
  • Alternative Strategies to overcome the problem of antimicrobial resistance worldwide
  • Control of resistant infections

Hotel Aldeia dos Capuchos

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We look forward to seeing you soon.

With kindest regards

The BIOSCOPE Team