Antibiotic Resistance and Mechanisms (ARM)

Workshops for Researchers 2022

12-13 May 2022 & 24-25 November 2022

In person events to be held at The Birmingham Conference and Events Centre, Hill Street, Birmingham, UK

Welcome to the Antibiotic Resistance and Mechanisms Workshops for Researchers brought to you by the BSAC.

We will be running two workshops in 2022 which will offer members of the UK community researching mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance the opportunity to meet and to consolidate and extend the expertise held within individual laboratories in the United Kingdom. They will provide a much needed forum to allow the sharing of knowledge between all grades of researchers, including PhD students and technicians. As in previous years, the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) will underwrite the majority of costs for this meeting and the focus of our support will be on those who present a poster at the workshops and we will be offering discounted places to those who submit poster abstracts. To apply for a discounted place we kindly ask that you submit a poster abstract when you register. We encourage everyone who can support their own attendance to pay the Standard registration fee.

We look forward to welcoming you in Birmingham.  To find out more about the venue, please click here.

Andy Edwards & Michelle Buckner
Chairs, Programme Committee (May)

Michelle Buckner
Chair, Programme Committee (November)

Programme

Day one
1300
LUNCH, REGISTRATION, POSTER VIEWING

1355
Introductory Remarks
Dr Andy Edwards, Imperial

SESSION ONE: Reservoirs of resistance
Chair: tbc
1400
AMR in public health
Professor Tim Walsh, Oxford
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Veterinary antimicrobial use – relationships within One Health AMR
Dr Kristen Reyher, Bristol
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AMR in the environment
Professor Elizabeth Wellington, Warwick

1540
COFFEE BREAK

SESSION TWO: Mechanisms of resistance
Chair: tbc
1555
Efflux
Dr Jessica Blair, University of Birmingham
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Who guards the guards? Network structure in the activation of antibiotic resistance
Dr Susanne Gebhard, University of Bath
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Carbapenems, Beta-Lactamases and Beta-Lactamase Inhibitors
Professor James Spencer, University of Bristol - View Bio

SESSION THREE: Offered papers
Chair: tbc
1710
Presentation to be confirmed
Speaker tbc
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Presentation to be confirmed
Speaker tbc
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Presentation to be confirmed
Speaker tbc
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Presentation to be confirmed
Speaker tbc

1800-1900
POSTER SESSION

1945
Dinner
Day two
0900
Introductory Remarks
Dr Michelle Buckner, University of Birmingham

SESSION FOUR: Novel therapeutics
Chair: tbc
0905
MAbs against fungi
Dr Fiona Rudkin, University of Aberdeen
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Aminoacyl-tRNA synthase inhibitors
Professor David Roper, University of Warwick
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Presentation title to be confirmed
Professor Colin W.G. Fishwick, Head, School of Chemistry University of Leeds

1025
COFFEE BREAK & POSTER SESSION

SESSION FIVE: BSAC Grant Holders
Chair: tbc
1125
The identification and characterisation of disruptors of antibiotic resistance
Dr Ronan McCarthy, Senior Lecturer in Biosciences Centre of Inflammation Research and Translational Medicine (CIRTM), Brunel University London - View Bio
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New approaches to treating infections in chronic lung disease
Dr Aran Singanayagam, MRC Clinician Scientist Fellow, Imperial College London - View Bio
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Presentation to be confirmed
Speaker tbc

SESSION SIX: Outreach
Chair: tbc
1225
Swab and Send: How citizen science is contributing to antimicrobial discovery
Dr Amy McLeman, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine - View Bio

1300
Closing remarks and poster prize
Programme coming soon

Registration

Please use the tabs below to navigate to the event you would like to register for and use the links to register.
For any queries regarding registration, please contact Esme Carruthers.

May workshop: unfortunately no refunds can be given for cancellations notified after Friday 15 April 2022.

November workshop: unfortunately no refunds can be given for cancellations notified after Friday 28 October 2022.

Registration package includes: 2 day course, 1 night accommodation, all course meals + networking dinner

Standard registration  £275.00 plus VAT (£330.00)  -  Register >

Industry registration  £575.00 plus VAT (£690.00)  -  Register >

Student registration  £200.00 plus VAT (£240.00)  -  Register >

Abstract submission discounted rate (available until 18 March)  £175.00 plus VAT (£210.00)  -  Register >

Standard registration  £275.00 plus VAT (£330.00)  -  Register >

Industry registration  £575.00 plus VAT (£690.00)  -  Register >

Student registration  £200.00 plus VAT (£240.00)  -  Register >

Abstract submission discounted rate (available until 30 September)  £175.00 plus VAT (£210.00)  -  Register >

Abstract Submission

Please submit your abstract(s) using the online submission form for consideration for ORAL and/or POSTER presentation at the workshops.

May workshop: The deadline for abstract submission is 1200hrs UK time on Friday 18 March 2022.

November workshop: The deadline for abstract submission is 1200hrs UK time on Friday 30 September 2022.

Please note our Conditions of Submission:

  • The presenting author must register for the conference.
  • Abstracts must be submitted by 1200hrs UK time on Friday 18 March 2022 (May Workshop) and by 1200hrs UK time on Friday 28 October (November Workshop).
  • The first author should ideally be the presenting author. All correspondence will be sent to the lead author.
  • If selected for poster presentation authors are required to submit their poster in pdf format prior to the conference.
  • A printed poster (maximum 2 metre x 1 metre PORTRAIT) will be required at the event.
  • All abstracts need to be submitted using the online submission form.

Format of Abstracts:
Abstract should be no longer than 400 words and contain:

  • the title, authors, affiliations
  • an initial statement of specific objectives of the study, unless this is given in the title;
  • a brief statement of methods;
  • a summary of the results obtained;
  • specific conclusions.

The material presented should be relatively new but may have been presented at another conference in the past 12 months.

For any queries regarding abstract submissions, please contact Esme Carruthers.

    Lead Author Name
    Lead Author Contact Email
    Role and Organisation
    Presentation Preference (please select)
    Which event are you submitting for (please select)
    Abstract Title
    Author Names and Organisations
    Structured Abstract (maximum word count 400 including graphs)
    Supporting document

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