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The Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences organises several major conferences and symposia each year on topics of interest to pharmaceutical scientists. These symposia are held at different venues throughout the UK.
APS Stimulating antimicrobial innovation 

NHLI, London
Thursday 22nd October 2015

Overview  Programme 
 

A one day meeting focussing on recent and current innovation in antimicrobials will be held on Thursday 22nd October 2015 at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London organised by the APS Microbiology and Anti-infectives Focus Group.

Background to the Meeting:
The pipeline of new antimicrobial agents is critically stagnant with most major pharma players having limited activity in the antibiotics arena over the past three decades. This meeting aims to capture the cutting edge of the antimicrobial innovation in the UK, to understand the barriers to antibiotic discovery, examine innovation ‘hotspots’ in the UK and highlight developments in the current funding landscape for antibiotics discovery and innovation.

The purpose and aims of the APSGB Microbiology and Anti-Infectives Focus Group is to provide a forum for the discussion of all aspects of microbiology and anti-infectives research and development in the pharmaceutical industry and academia, to underpin the importance of microbiology to the pharmaceutical sciences and innovation, and to provide continuing education, resources and a voice for pharmaceutical scientists in the challenging area of antimicrobials development.

Meeting Format:
We are delighted to announce an exciting programme of high profile speakers who are leading experts and opinion formers in the fields of antimicrobial resistance, antibiotic discovery, novel therapeutic target development and representatives of academia, the pharmaceutical industry, SMEs and the major UK funding bodies.

Key Opinion Leader Contributions from Internationally-Renowned Speakers Including:

The keynote lecture will be delivered by Professor Sir Anthony Coates, Professor of Medical Microbiology at St George's, University of London and Chief Scientist officer at Helperby, a spin-out of the UK’s University of London St George’s. Anthony Coates is one of the world’s foremost experts in antibiotic resistance.

In addition, there will be sessions on novel therapeutic targets for anti-infective development, antibiotic discovery from natural sources, novel antibiotic discovery platforms, the SME perspective and ‘meet the funders’.

Registrations are now closed


 
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