Conference on antimicrobial resistance from bench to practice


26 - 27 September 2018, Havana, Cuba

Co-organized by

  • European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
  • Sociedad Cubana de Microbiología y Parasitología
  • Asociación panamericana de Infectología
  • Sociedad Española de Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
  • The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Scientific Committee
  • Rafael Cantón Moreno, Madrid, Spain
  • Jose Miguel Cisneros, Seville, Spain
  • Giuseppe Cornaglia, Verona, Italy
  • María Guadalupe Guzmán, Havana, Cuba
  • John McConnell, London, United Kingdom
  • Dianelys Quiñones Pérez, Havana, Cuba
  • Jesús Rodríguez Baño, Seville, Spain
  • Silvio Vega, Ciudad de Panamá, Panama
  • Maria Virginia Villegas, Cali, Colombia
Official Languages

Spanish and English

Conference Objectives

Latin America is a hotbed for many well-known and emerging infectious diseases. It is also a region that contributes greatly to both the global spread of and the cultural debate on antimicrobial resistance.
The conference will bring together local scientists and renowned international experts to address this important issue for global health.

Target Audience

Specialists in Clinical Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Public Health.


This year, ESCMID is offering 10 grants to cover the cost of registration for deserving applicants. To apply, please write 100 words or less describing why it would be beneficial for you to attend the conference with the support of the ESCMID grant.

After the selection process has been completed, Applicants showing the ability to be in Havana at the time of the conference will have their registration fee paid for by ESCMID.

Any queries may be directed to Carla Seiler:

Scientific Secretariat

ESCMID Executive Office
P.O. Box 2014
4010 Basel, Switzerland


Q: Is there going to be abstract submission ?

A: No, there are only lectures according to the organization committee.


Q: Are there any attendance grants ?

A: Yes, ESCMID is offering 10 grants to cover the cost of registration for deserving applicants.


Q: Is there any deadline for the grant application ?

A: There is no application deadline. The grants will be given out on a first come - first serve basis.


Q: In which hotel will the conference be ?

A: Melia Havana: