5th International Day for Fighting Infection

23 April 2012, London, UK


European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID)

Picture Gallery

See the pictures from the 5th Day for Fighting Infection held in London, UK, 23 April 2012.

Picture Gallery

Conference Material

Webcasts of the conference are available in the ESCMID Online Lecture Library

Mankind and diseases in the pre-antibiotic eraA. Geddes
09:00Penicillin, or serendipityT. White
09:30Cephalosporins, or obstinacyG. Cornaglia
10:30Quinolones, a systematic questD. Hooper
11:00The evolution of antimicrobial resistanceR. Sykes
11:30Carbapenemases, the last threatP. Nordmann
13:00"My” Antibiotic Days: the ever-changing patterns of antimicrobial therapyE. Bouza
13:30Antibiotics and environment: a holistic view

No webcast available

J. Larsson
14:00Where should we look next for antimicrobial therapy?J. Cohen
14:30Which future for Antibiotics?A.MacGowan

Target Audience

Specialists or physicians in training in the following disciplines:
infectious diseases, clinical microbiology, pathology and other disciplines dealing with all aspects of laboratory diagnostics

Conference Venue

Hotel Excelsior
Lungomare Marconi 41,
30126 - Venice Lido, Italy


Registration Fee Members of ESCMID and Affiliated Societies

  • Before and on8 July 2011: EUR 500
  • After 8 July 2011: EUR 600

All others

  • Before and on 8 July 2011: EUR 700
  • After 8 July 2011: EUR 800

The tuition fee includes the scientific sessions, printed conference material, lunches and coffee breaks, but not travel and accommodation costs.

Faculty Members

  • Emilio Bouza, Madrid, ES
  • Jonathan Cohen, Brighton, UK
  • Giuseppe Cornaglia, Verona, IT
  • Alasdair Geddes, Birmingham, UK
  • David Hooper, Boston, MA, US
  • Joakim Larsson, Gothenburg, SE
  • Alasdair MacGowan, Bristol, UK
  • Patrice Nordmann, Paris, FR
  • Richard Sykes, London, UK
  • Tony White, Newport, UK

Scientific Secretariat

Giuseppe Cornaglia
Dept. of Pathology and Diagnostics
University of Verona
37134 Verona, Italy

Phone +39 045 802 71 96
Fax +39 045 802 71 01


Administrative Secretariat

Thomas Greif
ESCMID Executive Office
Gerbergasse 14
4001 Basel, Switzerland

Phone +41 61 508 01 54
Fax +41 61 508 01 51