IBA/NDPIA course on Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance

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Date(s) - 26/11/2018 - 30/11/2018
12:00 pm - 3:45 pm


A unique intensive course on “Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance” is jointly organised by IBA and the National Doctoral Programme in Infections and Antibiotics (NDPIA) 26-30 November, 2018, at Hjortviken Konferens outside Gothenburg. The course features lectures by internationally leading scientists, opportunities for participants to present research in poster walks and ample time for networking. Scientific lectures describing antibiotic resistance from other perspectives focusing on ethics, public awareness and media are also included.

The course begins at 12 p.m. Monday 26 November and finishes at 3.45 p.m. Friday 30 November. The programme includes lectures, panel discussions and poster-sessions (Tuesday-Thursday) where you can discuss your research with the invited teachers. There will also be scientific lectures describing antibiotic resistance from other perspectives focusing on ethics, public awareness and media as well as information on funding opportunities.

Preliminary programme with confirmed invited speakers and their lecture topics.

The course, full board (accommodation in shared double rooms) and bus transfers to and from the Landvetter airport are free of charge for IBA/NDPIA members who participate in all activities 26-30 November, submit an abstract and present a poster during the course.

Link to abstract template

Registration and poster abstract submission deadline – 21 September, 2018.

IBA members please apply here.

NDPIA members please follow instructions here.

The number of participants is limited to 40 (20 from IBA and 20 from NDPIA). Priority will be given to applicants in relation to how relevant it is for the applicant to participate in the course based on the topic of the personal research project and their motivation in the application form. The course organizers are also aiming for an even distribution of participants from different research groups and universities.

Applicants will be notified about admittance to the course at the latest by 24 September, 2018. Please do not make any travel arrangements related to this course before receiving confirmation of admittance. If the course is oversubscribed a back-up list will be established in the event of cancellations.

IBA/NDPIA can not issue any ECTS for this course. Participants that attend the entire course will receive a course certificate. Decisions on issuing of ECTS are taken locally by the respective participant’s PhD student examiner.

N.B. Cancellation of participation is free of charge until October 22. However, from October 23 a cancellation fee of SEK 7500 (cost for the full board at Hjortviken) will be applied if the rationale for cancellation is not related to impaired health status of the participant or to the participant’s next of kin. If the course vacancy can be filled from a back-up list, the cancellation fee may be waived.

Cancellation for IBA members is made by sending an e-mail to raimonda.viburiene@ibv.uio.no  with information about the reason for cancelling participation.

The bus transfers to and from the venue will depart from the Gothenburg airport Landvetter 26 November at 11 a.m. and leave the meeting venue for Landvetter at 4.15 p.m. 30 November.

For those who do not take the free shuttle service, information on how to reach the course venue can be accessed via http://www.hjortviken.se/en/contact-us/how-to-find-us/. There are frequent bus and train connections from Gothenburg central station to Hindås/Hjortviken.

NDPIA contact person: Carl-Fredrik Flach (carl-fredrik.flach@microbio.gu.se)
IBA contact person: Raimonda Viburiene (raimonda.viburiene@ibv.uio.no)