Speakers

Opening lecture

Acinetobacter baumannii: from the clinical management to the non-antimicrobial approaches

Jerónimo Pachón (Seville, Spain).

 

SESSION 1: POPULATION GENETICS, EVOLUTION AND COMPARATIVE GENOMICS

Keynote Lecture

Tracking lineages of extensively antibiotic resistant GC1 and GC2 A. baumannii

Ruth Hall (Sydney, NSW, Australia).

 

SESSION 2: INSIGHTS INTO ACINETOBACTER BAUMANNII VIRULENCE AND PATHOGENICITY

Keynote Lecture

Iron and Acinetobacter baumannii pathogenicity

Paolo Visca (Rome, Italy).

 

SESSION 3: EMERGENCE AND GENETICS OF ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

Keynote Lecture

Role of rapid diagnostics in prevention and control of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter

Laurent Poirel (Fribourg, Switzerland).

 

SESSIONS 4: GENETICS AND REGULATION OF INFECTION

Keynote Lecture

Regulation of a virulence switch in Acinetobacter baumannii

Phil Rather (Atlanta, GA, USA).

 

SESSION 5: METABOLISM AND REGULATION

Keynote Lecture

Laboratory evolution made EASy: expanding metabolism in Acinetobacter baylyi ADP1

Ellen Neidle (Athens, GA, USA).

 

SESSION 6: ADAPTATION AND PERSISTENCE

Keynote Lecture

Dry and salty: how Acinetobacter copes with low water stress

Volker Müller (Frankfurt, Germany).

 

SESSION 7: GLOBAL AND LOCAL EPIDEMIOLOGY OF ACINETOBACTER

Keynote Lecture

Molecular epidemiology of clinical, animal, and environmental isolates of A. baumannii

Paul Higgins (Cologne, Germany).

 

SESSION 8: NEW THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES

Keynote Lecture

Future alternatives to treat infections caused by Acinetobacter baumannii

Jordi Vila (Barcelona, Spain).