ESCMID Conference on Reviving Old Antibiotics

22 - 24 October 2014, Vienna, Austria

Conference Outputs

Publications originating from the conference:

Conference presentations:

ESCMID eLibrary

Other outputs:

press release 

picture gallery


We thank all speakers and participants that actively contributed to this conference!

Setting the scene!

On Wednesday, 22 October 2014 the first edition of the ESCMID Conference on Reviving Old Antibiotics started!

Read ESCMID's Press Release here


Download the Final Programme of the conference here or view now online.

Final Programnme now online!

Abstracts have been reviewed by the Scientific Committee and the abstract submitters have been informed. Check out our website with the Final Programme. Poster Presentations can be viewed here.

Conference Objectives

This conference presents and summarises currently available knowledge regarding optimised clinical use of off-patent antibiotics and will discuss gaps of knowledge and future areas of research as well as adapting breakpoints, enriching treatment guidelines, and implications for regulatory issues. The major expectation for this conference is to drive the optimised usage of old antibiotics, especially indications and dosage regimens, as a key contribution to preserving the efficacy of these essential drugs in an era of escalating multi-drug resistance.

Target Audience

Specialists or physicians in training in infectious diseases, clinical microbiology and other disciplines dealing with antibacterial therapy, guideline developers, clinical pharmacists, pharmacologists, drug development scientists, regulatory specialists, health-care policy influencers.

Conference Venue

Austria Trend Parkhotel Schönbrunn
Hietzinger Hauptstr. 10-14
1130 Vienna


Scientific Secretariat

Ursula Theuretzbacher
Nora Nedkov
ESCMID Executive Office
Gerbergasse 14
4001 Basel, Switzerland
Phone +41 61 508 01 52