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Dear Colleagues and Friends


Since 1959, the International Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (ISAC) has travelled the globe with its biennial International Congress of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (ICC); 2019 will be the first time the Congress is brought to the Gulf Region.


ISAC is delighted to be partnering with the Saudi Society for Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (SSMMID) and Emirates Infectious Diseases Society (EIDS) which organise the Gulf Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (GCCMID). All three societies are proud to collaborate and deliver the joint 31st ICC / 4th GCCMID in Dubai, 6-9 November 2019.


Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, is a global city, international business centre and major worldwide transport hub. With its many hotels, world-class shopping, amazing desert landscape and the world’s tallest building (the Burj Khalifa) Dubai is a vibrant city of contrasts that has something to offer everybody. Its forward-thinking leadership created the Dubai Health Authority in 2007 and the city hosts some of the world’s foremost international clinics, hospitals and universities. 


We are working on a scientific programme that will bring together world and regional leaders specialising in infectious diseases, antimicrobial chemotherapy, infection control, and clinical microbiology and look forward to welcoming you to the 31st ICC / 4th GCCMID.

Professor Po-Ren Hsueh
ISAC / 31st ICC President

Previous ICCs

2017 Taipei, Taiwan
2015 San Diego, USA
2013 Yokohama, Japan
2011 Milan, Italy
2009 Toronto, Canada
2007 Munich, Germany
2005 Manila, The Philippines
2003 Durban, South Africa
2001 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1999 Birmingham, UK
1997 Sydney, Australia
1995 Montreal, Canada
1993 Stockholm, Sweden
1991 Berlin, Germany
1989 Jerusalem, Israel
1987 Istanbul, Turkey
1985 Kyoto, Japan
1983 Vienna, Austria
1981 Florence, Italy
1979 Boston, USA
1977 Zurich, Switzerland
1975 London, UK
1973 Athens, Greece
1971 Prague, Czech Republic
1969 Tokyo, Japan
1967 Vienna, Austria
1965 Washington DC, USA
1963 Stuttgart, Germany
1961 Naples, Italy
1959 Geneva, Switzerland