Central European Symposium on Antimicrobials and Antimicrobial Resistance

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is our pleasure to invite you to the Central European Symposium on Antimicrobials and Antimicrobial Resistance CESAR 2012. This Symposium differs from the previous three CESARs in scope and topics of the program. The program of CESAR 2012 is extended with the topics complementary to the antimicrobial resistance. The participants will also have a chance and opportunity to present and discuss their scientific achievements and knowledge not only in the development of antimicrobial resistance but also in the development of new antimicrobial drugs, their effectiveness, rational use of existing and new antimicrobial chemotherapeutics, unmet medical need for new antimicrobials etc. Because of that the name of this CESAR differs from the previous. CESAR 2012 is the Central European Symposium on Antimicrobials and Antimicrobial Resistance and it will take place on 23-26 September 2012 in Primošten, Croatia.

Croatian Microbiological Society is organizing CESAR 2012 in collaboration with Microbiological Societies from Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. FEMS has recognized CESAR 2012 as a Pan-European meeting. This recognition resulted with the FEMS Meeting Support Grant and therefore CESAR 2012 will provide a number of student grants for attending the meeting.

At CESAR 2012 respected and internationally recognized speakers will have a talk and opportunity to discuss the antimicrobial resistance and health threatening problems caused by particular microbial phenomena.

We all know that antimicrobial resistance increases and spreads daily. The antimicrobial drug development does not keep the pace with this rising problem. If we do not succeed to control and to effectively fight the resistant microbes, we will have to learn to live in a world without effective antimicrobial drugs and effective treatment of infective diseases. Are we ready for that? This problem has to be addressed properly now more than ever before. One should take care of usage on market available antimicrobials and prioritize the development of potent and effective new antimicrobial drugs.

All of these problems will be addressed and discussed at Central European Symposium on Antimicrobials and Antimicrobial Resistance in Primošten, 23-26 September 2012.

We look forward to meeting you, in hope that CESAR 2012 will offer an excellent opportunity for exchanging new ideas, beginning of new collaborations and a warm and pleasant surrounding for both scientific and personal experience of all participants.
+ show speakers and program
Sebastian Amyes (UK)
Bruno Baršić (Croatia)
Fernando Baquero (Spain)
Helena Bujdakova (Slovak Republic)
Miguel Camara (UK)
Gregory L. Challis (UK)
Anders Folkesson (Denmark)
Bruno Gonzalez-Zorn (Spain)
Luca Guardabassi (Denmark)
David A. Hopwood (UK)
Vanja Klepac-Ceraj (USA)
Flavia Marinelli (Italy)
Gabriela Novotna (Czech Republic)
Diego Romero (Spain)
Ferenc Rozgonyi (Hungary)

23 Sep - 26 Sep 2012

Croatia (Hrvatska)
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