CESAR 2012 (Central European Symposium on Antimicrobials and Antimicrobial Resistance) (CESAR 2012)

Venue: Hotel Zora

Location: Primosten, Croatia

Event Date/Time: Sep 23, 2012 End Date/Time: Sep 26, 2012
Registration Date: Sep 23, 2012
Early Registration Date: Jun 15, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 31, 2012
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Dear Colleagues and Friends,
It is our pleasure to invite you to the Central European Symposium on Antimicrobials and Antimicrobial Resistance CESAR 2012. This Symposium differs from the previous three CESARs in scope and topics of the program. The program of CESAR 2012 is extended with the topics complementary to the antimicrobial resistance. The participants will also have a chance and opportunity to present and discuss their scientific achievements and knowledge not only in the development of antimicrobial resistance, but also in the development of new antimicrobial drugs, their effectiveness, rational use of existing and new antimicrobial chemotherapeutics, unmet medical need for new antimicrobials, etc. Because of that, the name of this CESAR differs from the previous. CESAR 2012 is the Central European Symposium on Antimicrobials and Antimicrobial Resistance and it will take place on 23-26 September 2012 in Primošten, Croatia.
Croatian Microbiological Society is organizing CESAR 2012 in collaboration with Microbiological Societies from Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. FEMS has recognized CESAR 2012 as a Pan-European meeting. This recognition resulted with the FEMS Meeting Support Grant, and therefore CESAR 2012 will provide a number of student grants for attending the meeting.
At CESAR 2012, respected and internationally recognized speakers from Europe will have a talk and opportunity to discuss the antimicrobial resistance and health threatening problems caused by that microbial phenomenon. We all know that antimicrobial resistance increases and spreads daily. The antimicrobial drug development does not keep the pace with this rising problem. According to the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), 2 million people get bacterial infections each year. Of these, 90.000 die. In approximately 70 per cent of these infections, organisms that are resistant to at least one antimicrobial drug were involved. Every year in the European Union, Iceland and Norway, about 25.000 patients die from a serious resistant bacterial infection, most of them in hospitals. If we do not succeed to control and to effectively fight the resistant microbes, we will have to learn how to live in a world without effective antimicrobial drugs and effective treatment of infective diseases. Are we ready for that? This problem has to be addressed properly, now more than ever, before one should take care of usage on market available antimicrobials and prioritize the development of potent and effective new antimicrobial drugs. All of these problems will be addressed and discussed at Central European Symposium on Antimicrobials and Antimicrobial Resistance in Primošten, 23-26 September 2012.

We look forward to meeting you, in hope that CESAR 2012 will offer an excellent opportunity for exchanging new ideas, and for beginning of new collaborations within a warm and pleasant surrounding of Primošten, where all participants will enjoy inboth scientific and personal experience.

President of organizing committee President of scientific committee
CESAR 2012 CESAR 2012

Prof.dr. Roberto Antolović, PhD Prof.dr. Gordana Maravić Vlahoviček, PhD


Hotel Zora
Raduca 11

Additional Information

General Information 4th Central European Symposium on Antimicrobials and Antimicrobial Resistance Date September 23 – 26, 2012 (Sunday - Wednesday) Primošten/Croatia Venue & Accommodation Hotel Zora Raduča 11 HR-22202 Primošten, Croatia T: +385 22 571 881 F: +385 22 571 120 www.zora-hotel.com Official Symposium Language English Meeting Secretariat Schrottova 39 HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia T: +385 1 6394 493 F: +385 1 6394 494 info@hmd-cms.hr www.hmd-cms.hr Organised by the Croatian Microbiological Society, Czechoslovak Society for Microbiology and Hungarian Society for Microbiology Supported by the Federation of of European Microbiological Societies Main Congress Topics Antibiotics yesterday, today and tomorrow The way out – new antimicrobial drugs? Potent new/old chemotherapeutics in treatment of resistant microbes Molecular mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance Theoretical and practical aspects of antimicrobial resistance Antibiotic treatment and laboratory methods in diagnosis of antimicrobial resistance Epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance Quorum sensing Biofilm Congress Committees Organizing Committee Roberto Antolović, president Dubravko Jelić, secretary Ivana Rajnović, treasurer Frane Delaš, member Danko Hajsig, member Stjepan Pepeljnjak, member Dijana Škorić, member Programme Committee Gordana Maravić Vlahoviček, president Maja Abram, member Ivan Ciznar, member Janos Minarovits, member Maja Šegvić Klarić, member Confirmed invited speakers Sebastian Amyes (UK) Bruno Baršić (Croatia) Fernando Baquero (Spain) Helena Bujdakova (Slovak Republic) Miguel Camara (UK) Gregory L. Challis (UK) Anders Folkesson (Denmark) Bruno Gonzalez-Zorn (Spain) Luca Guardabassi (Denmark) David A. Hopwood (UK) Vanja Klepac-Ceraj (USA) Flavia Marinelli (Italy) Gabriela Novotna (Czech Republic) Ferenc Rozgonyi (Hungary) Registration Registration fee: 350,00 Euro: Early registration fee until 31st of May 2012: 300,00 Euro Student registration fee: 250,00 Euro Accompanying person: 150,00 Euro