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Antibiotics and Resistance: Challenges and Solutions
Organizer(s): Gerry Wright, Deborah Hung and Stewart L. Fisher
Date: February 14 - 19, 2010
Location: Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza Hotel, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Summary of Meeting:
In the face of a growing crisis in antibiotic resistance and the emergence of new bacterial pathogens, there is a pressing clinical need for new antibiotics. Paradoxically, this call for new drugs comes at a time when investment in antibiotic development in the pharmaceutical industry is at historically low levels. Despite the promise of the genomic revolution to inform drug development and innovations in drug discovery and the fundamental biology that underpins it, modern control of infectious disease with antibiotics is perilously fragile. This meeting brings together researchers from medicine, academe and industry and from across scientific disciplines to discuss the challenges of antibiotic development in the 21st Century. What is the scope of the problem? What are possible solutions? What are the imperatives for the short and long term and is the traditional antibiotic paradigm in need of an overhaul? These questions will be the focus of the meeting that will help to define the problems and solutions in antibiotic development.
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: September 8 2009
Scholarship Deadline: October 14 2009
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 14 2009
Abstract Deadline: November 13 2009
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 14 2009
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

AstraZeneca R&D

Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.

Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Grant No. 1R13AI085733-01
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