Venue: Dan Panorama Tel Aviv Hotel

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel

Event Date/Time: May 11, 2010 End Date/Time: May 15, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 15, 2010
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We are currently preparing for the Fifth International Conference on Antimicrobial Agents in Veterinary Medicine (AAVM), to be held in Tel Aviv, Israel, between May 11-15, 2010. This forthcoming conference follows the success of the past four AAVM conferences held in Helsinki, Ottawa, Orlando and Prague.
Antimicrobial drugs have been the major group of compounds employed in veterinary therapy and prophylaxis for over 60 years. During the years of use, a variety of problems, real and imagined, associated with antimicrobial therapy, have gained increasing attention. Clearly the issue receiving ever increasing awareness and consideration is the antimicrobial resistance expressed especially by problem bacteria. Not only has it become a serious concern in planning and implementing effective therapy regimen, but also the mechanisms of spread of this resistance are seen as increasing threats to human and animal health. Obviously resistance transfer is the focus of present research. The upcoming AAVM 2010 Conference will address resistance, including its molecular basis, mechanism and transfer, as one of its central topics.
From the therapeutic point of view, correct planning of therapy has an essential role for efficacy and resistance formation. Pharmacokinetics has been identified as one of the key elements in dealing with these concerns. Similarly pharmacokinetics are crucial in estimating potential public health hazards in a scientifically sustainable way. Hence, pharmacokinetics and analytical techniques associated with therapy, resistance and residues are given adequate attention in the conference program.
Topics have been selected to cover the scope of antimicrobial agents in veterinary medicine in the widest possible way. We hope that the conference will convey the present knowledge of antibiotic use in animals in a way that is equally useful to the practitioner as to the scientist.
Tel Aviv is a major cultural center in Israel, boasting an array of museums, galleries, theatres and archeological sites. Located on the shores of the Mediterranean, Tel Aviv is often referred to as the ‘city that doesn’t sleep’ and many of the city’s bars, cafés, and excellent restaurants are centered around the beachfront promenades. South of Tel Aviv is the ancient port city of Jaffa. Recent restoration projects have transformed parts of the old city into a tourist attraction, featuring beautifully restored buildings, cobblestone walkways and bustling markets, with traditionally handmade goods, souvenir shops and sidewalk cafes.
Tel Aviv, the old and the modern, provides a perfect venue for our conference, and we look forward to welcoming you here in May 2010.


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