Conference Announcements

ASA 2018

19th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Society for Antimicrobials (ASA) "Antimicrobials 2018"

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 – Sat, 24 Feb 2018

Antimicrobials 2018

On behalf of the Australian Society for Antimicrobials, I would like to invite you to the Society's 19th Annual Scientific Meeting "Antimicrobials 2018" to be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, on Thursday 22nd - Saturday 24th February 2018. 

I am pleased to announce Lance Price, George Washington University, USA; Matthew Holden, University of St Andrews, UK; and Greg Cook, University of Otago, New Zealand will be participating at the meeting. Lance will be presenting the plenary "Food Producing Animals as a Source of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)", Matthew will be presenting "Using Genomics to AMR in Hospitals", and Greg will be presenting the plenary "Targeting mycobacterial energetics to fight drug-resistant tuberculosis".

The 2018 Howard Florey Oration will be delivered by John Turnidge, University of Adelaide, South Australia.

The programme's symposia cover many different aspects on antimicrobials and sessions include "Drug Discovery and Therapeutic Options", "The Environment as a Source of AMR", "Rise of the Superbugs", "The Immunocompromised Host", "Linking Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) and Laboratory Diagnostics: The Role of the Laboratory in AMS", and "The Future of the Diagnostic Microbiology Laboratory". In addition, we have two pharmacy symposia on Saturday afternoon titled "AMS" and "Drugs and Bugs". Three literature review sessions will also be presented, including "The Year in Clinical Microbiology" (Sally Roberts, New Zealand), "The Year in AMS" (Kirsty Buising, Victoria), and "The Year in AMR and Therapy" (Trent Yarwood, Queensland). Six proffered papers and two poster sessions are also planned for the meeting.

To promote discussion and interaction between delegates and the invited speakers, the meeting's registration includes lunches, morning and afternoon teas and admission to the Howard Florey Dinner.

I am confident that you will find the meeting's program both scientifically stimulating and informative, and we look forward to meeting you in Brisbane.

Ben Howden
President ASA

Important Dates
Abstract Submission Deadline            Friday, 8 December 2017
Abstract Notification                           Friday, 22 December 2017
Early Bird Registration Deadline         Friday, 5 January 2018
Accommodation Booking Deadline    Friday, 19 January 2018

Call for Abstracts 

Abstracts must be submitted on line by Friday, 8 December 2017. Hard copy submissions will not be accepted.

Abstract Template: Download the Antimicrobials 2018 Abstract Template save it to your desktop and complete it. Use the template to present your abstract in the required format. 

All abstract submissions must comply with the following guidelines (refer to above template link):

• Submitted in a Word File

• Abstract Text - Arial Font, size 10

• Abstract Headings (Objectives, Methods, Results, Conclusions) - Arial Font BOLD, size 10

• Word limit is 350 words

• One Table or Figure permitted. 

Submitting your Abstract

During the abstract submission process please nominate:

  • The Title of your Abstract
  • Presentation Type (preference only)
  • Theme
  • Name and Organisation of all Co-Presenters and Co-Authors
  • A 100 word Presenter Biography
  • Your Completed Abstract Template.


Australian Society for Antimicrobials
Conference Website:
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Merivale St & Glenelg Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Brisbane, Brisbane