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Welcome to Antibiotic Resistance 2007!  
  Antibiotic Resistance 2007 -
November 21st to 24th, 2007
Kololi, The Gambia

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  Co-organizers - International Society of Chemotherapy (ISC)

Co-sponsor - Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics - APUA-Gambia


Mangosteen is extremely pleased to announce that Antibiotic Resistance 2007 is being organized in conjunction with the full support of our partner The International Society of Chemotherapy (ISC) for Infection and Cancer.

ISC will be represented at the meeting by Ian Gould of the Department of Medical Microbiology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, UK. 

Jean-Claude Pechère of the ISC and Emeritus Professor of the Department of Genetics and Microbiology, University of Geneva, Switzerland was also due to participate, but has recently had to withdraw due to illness.  Get well soon Jean-Claude!

Taking up the first few oral presentation slots in the programme to be allocated,
Dr. Gould will give presentations entitled:

"MRSA in the Hospital",

"MRSA in the Community",

and "Improving Antibiotic Prescribing"


All other oral presentation slots will be allocated in the coming months on the basis of submissions from participants in the arenas of both scientific and clinical research.  These will cover a wide variety of topics encompassed by the general theme of microbial resistance to antibiotics, so satisfying one of the meeting's primary objectives in the creation of a truly interdisciplinary forum in the field.  Please see below and linked pages for details.


Scientific Committee

Patrick Addy, University of The Gambia Medical School & Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital, Banjul, The Gambia

Alasdair Geddes, School of Medicine, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Ian Gould, Department of Medical Microbiology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, UK &  Public Health and Epidemiology at the University of Trnava, Slovakia

David Hooper, Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA, USA

Helen Giamarellou, 4th Department of Internal Medicine, 'ATTIKON" General Hospital, Athens, Greece

Po-Ren Hsueh, Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taiwan

Victor K. E. Lim, Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kalifa Manneh, Royal Victoria Hospital, Banjul, The Gambia

Tetsuro Matsumoto, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan

Kurt G. Naber, Department of Urology, Hospital St. Elisabeth, Straubing, Germany

Jean-Claude Pechère, Department of Genetics and Microbiology, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Raphaël Saginur, Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Canda

Pramod Shah, Klinikum der J.W. Goethe Universität, Zentrum der Inneren Medizin, Schwerpunkt Infektiologie, Frankfurt, Germany

Morimasa Yagisawa, Japanese Society of Chemotherapy, Tokyo, Japan


More members of the Scientific Committee to be confirmed in May/June 2007


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Meeting Structure, Duration and Venues  
  Wednesday, November 21st to Saturday, November 24th, 2007

Venue – Paradise Suites Hotel, Kololi, Atlantic Coast, The Gambia

Four  days of oral and poster presentations, with a lot of time built into the programme for small group and one to one discussions.

Additional Days in The Gambia - The meeting organizer is happy to assist you in planning any days you may choose to spend in The Gambia either before or after the meeting.  All arrangements are easily made once you have finalized your flights plans.  If a suitable group can be identified, with similar arrrival/departure dates and wishes, we will happily arrange an excursion 'up country' to take in some of The Gambia's natural highlights - it's all very easily arranged even at short notice. 


Meeting Format  
  The structure of the meeting and programme layout is illustrated in full in the Meeting Format PDF file:

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The Scientific Programme of a Meeting with a Difference  
  From the point of inception - starting with the choice of location, venue and dates - the meeting will be organized somewhat differently than many conferences you may have participated in during your career.

We start not with a list of invited speakers, but with a blank, flexible programme, containing a number of as yet unclaimed oral presentation slots that will be filled in the coming months by dedicated researchers in the field of antibiotic resistance research who sign up to participate and who also demonstrate an interest in presenting work during the meeting.

This approach may seem to be a little unorthodox - and perhaps it is - but it works!

It works extremely effectively in creating an excellent atmosphere for constructive scientific discussion and debate, and it serves to provide the perfect breeding ground for the initiation of a wide range of new relationships and collaborative efforts.

If Mangosteen's approach has one failing, it is only that more interested researchers don't trust and believe that such a differently organized meeting can be as effective, and of equal or greater value, as a traditional conference.  This only serves to reduce the willingness of some excellent individual scientists to commit their time towards participating and making valuable contributions.  This is a failure not of the approach itself, but in the communication of the approach - it's something that we as a new initiative are currently working hard to rectify - but yet it's a problem that quickly disappears once word of mouth spreads and more prospective participants begin to find and hold the belief that Mangosteen's approach can work for them too.  If you intend to participate, please do spread the word amongst your colleagues in the field, your assistance here is invaluable.

If you are interested in participating in Antibiotic Resistance 2007, but have your doubts about the manner of organization and ultimate strength of the programme, please don't believe the words of the organizer or waste any time reading further on - instead, please simply take a look at the list of past participant testimonials from recent meetings or contact one or more of the past participants from conferences in related scientific fields in order to ask for their opinions on the meeting that they attended - as well as on Mangosteen's overall approach to communicating research between colleagues in both the developed and developing worlds and on their experience in West Africa in general.


Who is This Meeting Targeted Towards?  
  Scientists, clinical researchers, students and others actively engaged in, or with a strong interest in research on antibiotic resistance and related fields.

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Meeting Objectives  
  Other meeting organizers may offer a lengthy list of specific objectives that they want to see their conferences accomplish.

Mangosteen’s objectives for this meeting are broader, non-specific and intentionally much more direct and uncomplicated:

To create a true forum for open interdisciplinary discussion in the field of antibiotic resistance and related research.

To help encourage members of the research community, from both the developed and developing worlds, to get talking, thinking and ultimately collaborating.

The results and successes of this meeting are not in the hands of the organizer, but are very much in the minds and the future work and projects of the participants.

Another of Mangosteen’s objectives is not to require participants to spend more of their valuable research resources on attending this meeting than they absolutely need to - talk is cheap, and this will be a cost-effective meeting.

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Anticipated Costs Incurred During the Meeting  
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Co-organizers: International Society of Chemotherapy (ISC)


Co-sponsors:         Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics - APUA-Gambia

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