Clinical Microbiology and Infection
Invitation to the 16th Asia-Pacific Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infection in Melbourne
It is with great pleasure to announce the Australian Society for Antimicrobials will be hosting the 16th Asia-Pacific Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infection (16th APCCMI) in Melbourne, Australia on the 30 November – 3 December 2016.
This important meeting on clinical microbiology and infectious diseases offers a unique opportunity for clinicians, scientists, researchers, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals working in the Asia Pacific region to meet international experts from various parts of the world.
The programme will include presentations on antibiotic stewardship and antimicrobial resistance, infection prevention and control, public health, mycobacterial diseases, virology including HIV, hepatology, parasitology, bacteriology including diagnostics and vaccines.
Stylish, arty Melbourne is a city that’s both dynamic and cosmopolitan, and proud of its place as Australia’s cultural capital. Experience Melbourne’s mix of cultures in its myriad restaurants, cafes, bistros and bars. Share a drink while snacking on high end tapas in a laneway eatery, take on a Szechuan chilli dish in Chinatown, or discover the city’s specialist eating destinations – Richmond for Vietnamese, Carlton’s ‘Little Italy’, Fitzroy for Spanish and Brunswick for Lebanese. The city is also well-known as a source of inspiration for artists, writers and musicians. Explore the history and creativity hidden in the laneways and byways on one of the city’s arts walks or tours, or visit one of the many galleries ranging from large public institutions to smaller commercial galleries and artist cooperative.
I am confident that you will find the meeting both scientifically stimulating and informative. We look forward to meeting you in Melbourne.
Dr Keryn Christiansen
Chairperson, 16th APCCMI
To increase the accessibility of the Congress program, the Organising Committee has arranged for summaries of the Plenary and Keynote presentations to be translated into Mandarin Chinese at the conclusion of each Congress day.
Translation will be provided by Dr Qiwen Yang from Peking Union Medical College Hospital.