On this webpage, a list of antimicrobial stewardship and infectious diseases conferences and meetings is provided.
List Composed By: Timothy P. Gauthier, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCIDP
Article Posted May 2023
There are many infectious diseases conferences and meetings that take place around the world each year. Every conference offers unique opportunities for learning. Infectious diseases conferences may have emphasis on things such as antimicrobial stewardship, infection prevention and control, clinical microbiology, immunocompromised hosts, pediatrics, fungal pathogens, microbial breakpoints or other.
One thing that is important to make note of here is to BEWARE PREDATORY CONFERENCES. The most reliable source in the world (wink, wink) wikipedia defines a predatory conference as “meetings set up to appear as legitimate scientific conferences but which are exploitative as they do not provide proper editorial control over presentations, and advertising can include claims of involvement of prominent academics who are, in fact, uninvolved. They are an expansion of the predatory publishing business model, which involves the creation of academic publications built around an exploitative business model that generally involves charging publication fees to authors without providing the editorial and publishing services associated with legitimate journals.” We have some information on predatory journals that you can find here.
In creating this list of antimicrobial stewardship and infectious diseases conferences and meetings, I asked for help from the #IDtwitter community which you can see from this Twitter post. I did not include meetings that I could not find a (at least seemingly) updated and legitimate website for. Some suggested listings appeared to be lectures or courses rather than conferences, so those are not included here. I also did not include non-infectious diseases meetings that also contain infectious disease content.
It is really striking how many international, national, and local antimicrobial stewardship and infectious diseases conferences and meetings there are. It is clear from putting this list together that it is not representative of all gatherings that occur each year. Hopefully however it is still a helpful resource!
Here is a list of antimicrobial stewardship and infectious diseases conferences and meetings…
|IDSA, SHEA, HIVMA, PIDS, and SIDP Meeting, takes place in USA||October||https://idweek.org|
|MAD-ID||Making a Difference in Infectious Diseases, takes place in the Orlando, FL, USA||May||https://mad-id.org/annualmeeting/|
|–||Belmont Antimicrobial Stewardship Symposium, Takes place in USA||May||https://www.belmont.edu/pharmacy/opportunities/symposium.html|
|ASM Microbe||American Society of Microbiology Meeting, takes place in the USA||June||https://asm.org/Events/ASM-Microbe/Home|
|ASM NGS||American Society of Microbiology Conference on Rapid Applied Microbial Next-Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatic Pipelines, takes place in USA||October||https://asm.org/Events/ASM-NGS/Home|
|ASM/ESCMID||Joint Conference of American Society of Microbiology and European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, takes place in USA in 2023||September||https://asm.org/Events/ASM-ESCMID/Home|
|SHEA Spring||Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Meeting, takes place in USA||April||https://sheaspring.org|
|CROI||Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, takes place in USA||March||https://www.croiconference.org|
|PIDS||Annual Conference on Pediatric Infectious Diseases, takes place in USA||July-August||https://pids.org/meeting-events/|
|St. Jude/PIDS||St. Jude/PIDS Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Conference||March||https://pids.org/event/22nd-annual-st-jude-pids-pediatric-infectious-diseases-research-conference/|
|ACVR||NFID Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research, takes place online||March||https://pids.org/event/nfid-annual-conference-on-vaccinology-research/|
|WCID||Winter Course in Infectious Disease, takes place in USA and virtual||February||https://wintercourse.org/page-18271|
|CLSI Meetings||Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute, current listings take place in USA||Various||https://clsi.org/meetings/|
|MSIS||Musculoskeletal Infection Society Conference, takes place in USA||October||https://www.msis-na.org|
|–||Annual International Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Conference, takes place in USA||May-June||https://pids.org/meeting-events/|
|–||Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit, takes place in USA||June||https://asap.nebraskamed.com/2023/02/09/2023-antimicrobial-summit-save-the-date/|
|IDLabCon||Association of Public Health Laboratories annual meeting, takes place in USA||March||https://www.aphl.org/conferences/ID-Lab-Con/Pages/default.aspx|
|AMMI||Annual Conference of the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Canada, takes place in Canada||March||https://ammi.ca/en/annual-conference/|
|PASCV||Pan American Society for Clinical Virology Molecular Virology Workshop, takes place in USA in 2023||May||https://www.pascv.org/page/MVW|
|BSAC Spring Conference||British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Spring Conference, takes place in the UK||May||https://bsac-conference.com|
|BSAC Winter Conference||British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Spring Conference, takes place in the UK||November||https://bsac.org.uk/events/single-event/infection-2023-bsac-winter-conference/|
|BSAC OPAT||British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy’s Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy Conference, takes place in the UK||November||https://opat-conference.com|
|ANAEROBE||Meeting by the Microbiology Society, takes place in the UK||July||https://microbiologysociety.org/event/society-events-and-meetings/anaerobe-2023.html#tab-3|
|FIS||Federation of Infection Societies Conference, takes place online and in Scotland in 2023||November||https://www.his.org.uk/training-events/|
|ESPID||European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases, takes place in Europe||May||https://espidmeeting.org|
|ECCMID||European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, annual meeting of ESCMID, takes place in Europe||April||https://www.eccmid.org|
|CIDSCON||Clinical Infectious Diseases Society Conference, takes place in India||July||https://cidsindia.org|
|NSCMID||Nordic Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, takes place in Sweden in 2023||May||https://nscmid2023.se|
|APCCMI||Asia Pacific Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infection, takes place in South Korea in 2023||July||https://www.apccmi2023.com|
|ICC||International Congress of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, takes place next in Istanbul||November (next in 2024)||https://icc2024.org|
|WSPID||World Congress for the World Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, takes place in Africa in 2023||November||https://wspid2023.com|
|ISID||International Society for Infectious Diseases Congress, takes place in South Africa in 2023||December||https://isidcongress.org|
|ICEID||International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases, takes place in USA in 2023||August||https://www.iceid.org|
|International AIDS Society Conference, takes place in Australia in 2023||
Have another meeting to add? Find me on Twitter @IDstewardship and please send the website link to any meeting not listed, for consideration.
I hope you have enjoyed this list of antimicrobial stewardship and infectious diseases conferences and meetings!
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