The Conference and exhibition is to be held under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain. ICMID is the largest collaborative medical event of its kind to ever be held within the GCC region. It is organised by The Bahrain Medical Society in collaboration with The Saudi Society for Medical Microbiology and infectious diseases and The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC).
Professor Dilip Nathwani OBE and Drs Mike Cooper, Philip Howard and Mark Gilchrist met with the Prime Minister at the opening of the conference and are working with colleagues in Bahrain to deliver a 2-day “train-the-trainer” stewardship workshop on 25-26 February.
The event is one way in which the Society is supporting the global need to tackle antimicrobial resistance, and BSAC hopes the event will provide a springboard for registrations to the Massive Open Online Course on Antimicrobial Stewardship that is being developed in collaboration with the University of Dundee. The course will be launched in autumn 2015 and will complement and build on events such as ICMID.