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The ISC's MRSA Working Group wishes to thank all participants of the 6th ISC MRSA Consensus Conference, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 4-6 November 2016.

The 6th Consensus Conference follows on from the last highly successful meeting in Verona. The organisers are delighted to have secured a panel of internationally renowned experts who will be leading discussions in their respected areas.  Main sessions will cover the following topics -

New Drugs
Genomics / Diagnostics; New Tools and Technology for Clinical Lab, Diagnostics and Research
Biofilms and Pathogenesis; Infective Endocarditis/Prosthetic Joint Infections

The location for this years Conference is the TYPC Palma Bellver Hotel which is located in the heart of the Paseo Marítimo seafront promenade and overlooks the Bay of Palma de Mallorca. A great central location which is only 8km from the airport.

The Conference will deliver an academic and social programme that will educate, stimulate and entertain and we look forward to welcoming you.

Yours sincerely,
                                  
     Graeme Nimmo                        Ian Gould                                  Javier Garau 
MRSA Working Group Chair       ISC President                      ISC MRSA Working Group

The orgainisers would like to thank Basilea Pharmaceutica for their support as Silver Sponsor

Conference Programme

Friday 4th November 

12.00–14.00 Registration and Lunch
14.00–18.00 Session 1: New Drugs
Chair - Ian Gould 
1.1 Glycopeptide / Beta lactam Combinations Javier Garau
1.2 New Peptides, Oxazolidinones and Pleuromutilins Michael David
1.3 Anti-MRSA Cephalosporins Francesco Scaglione
1.4 New Tetracyclines and Quinolones Teresita Mazzei
Discussants - Pierre Tattevin, Javier Garau
Rapporteur - Abhijit Bal
19.30 Dinner

Saturday 5th November

07.00 Breakfast
08.00-12.00 Session 2: Genomics / Diagnostics;
New Tools and Technology for Clinical Lab, Diagnostics and Research
Chair - Robert Skov 
2.1 MALDI-TOF, Film Array etc Alex Van Belkum
2.2 Whole Genome Sequencing Marc Stegger
2.3 Improved Diagnostics Angela Kearns
Discussants - George Peters, Harald Seiffert
Rapporteur - Geoff Coombs
12.00–14.00 Lunch
14.00–18.00 Session 3: - Biofilms and Pathogenesis;
Infective Endocarditis/Prosthetic Joint Infections
Chair - Graeme Nimmo
3.1 Pathogenesis of Staphylococcal Endocarditis Philippe Moreillon
3.2 Pathogenesis of Biofilms James O'Gara
3.3 agr, ACME, PSMs and PVL: What’s new? Gerard Lina
Discussants - Stefania Stefani, Jean Marc Rolain
Rapporteur - Simona Purrello
18.15 Dinner

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