Reversing a dystopian future. New strategies to discover antibacterial agents.

hosted by Biocat

CosmoCaixa Barcelona

Start: Tuesday, 12 Nov 2019 15:00

End: Thursday, 14 Nov 2019 13:00



    This call invites scientists from academia and industry to submit an abstract focused on bacterial resistance to antimicrobial drugs with potential impact on the industry and/or medicine.

    The Flash Talks will be held on Thursday, November 14, and it will consist of 5 presentations of 2 min presentation and 5 min for questions. You will have feedback from a jury of experts.

    • Deadline: October 15, 2019 
    • Language: English
    • The abstract is limited to 300 words. Please include the abstract title, authors and affiliations. 
    • Abstracts can be submitted exclusively online along with the registration form.
    • Notifications about acceptance or refusal will be sent on October 31, 2019
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  • Reversing a dystopian future. New strategies to discover antibacterial agents.

    Bacterial resistance to antimicrobial drugs is a serious problem in many respects: it threatens our ability to treat infectious diseases, increases health costs, and poses a serious risk to the progress made in global health by individuals and communities in the past decades. Infections caused by multidrug resistant bacteria are globally recognized as an emergent disease and antimicrobial resistance is a priority for global health action as declared by institutions such as the World Health Organization and the European Centre for Diseases Control.

    When resistance to first-line drugs increases, infections last longer and become more expensive to treat, with hospitalization required in many cases. To fight antimicrobial resistance we need to promote innovation, research and the development of new tools.

    This B·Debate, a joint initiative of Biocat and Obra Social “la Caixa”, is co-organized with the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) in order to:

    i) offer an overview of the current research strategies that are being developed
    ii) identify the success and limitations of the different research lines
    iii) discuss how the future in antimicrobial drug discovery looks like
    iv) identify the interventions that are currently taken and should be carried out in terms of policies to stimulate research in this field and implement measures to tackle antimicrobial resistance.

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    Deadline to submit an abstract to be selected for the flash talks: October 15.
    Registration closes on
    November 10


    In case tickets are sold out, please contact Marta Soler ( to be added to the waiting list. 

    REFUND POLICY: To cancel your ticket you must send an e-mail to Marta Soler If cancellation is received more than 30 calendar days before the date of the event acquired, you will be reimbursed for 100% of the registration fees (except 5€ for administration fees). If it is received more than 15 calendar days prior to the date of the event, you will be reimbursed for 50% of the registration fees (except 5€ for administration fees). If it is received within 15 calendar days prior to the date of the event or no notice is given, participants will not be reimbursed even if they do not attend the session.


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