Welcome Message

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite you to the joint meeting of ICIC (4th International Interscience Conference on Infection and Chemotherapy) & ISAAR (12th International Symposium on Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance) in Gyeongju, Korea from September 26 to 28, 2019.

ICIC which was founded by the Korean Society for Infectious Diseases (KSID) in 2013, has been focusing on diverse topics on infectious diseases throughout the globe with regard to the epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
Given the continuous emergence of infectious diseases in various parts of the world, effective international communication and collaboration is of critical importance. ISAAR which has been organized by the Asia Pacific Foundation for Infectious Diseases (APFID) biennially since 1997 has become the most representative international meeting on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and development of novel antibiotics and vaccines. KSID and APFID agreed to organize the joint meeting of ICIC and ISAAR since 2017 when they take place in Korea.

ICIC & ISAAR 2019 co-organized by 11 Korean academic societies/organizations aims to contribute to the pivotal exchange of the state-of-the-art information and data on infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. It is a global-scale meeting with strong emphasis on epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of emerging infectious diseases as well as various issues on AMR and the development of new antimicrobial agents and vaccines.
Special lectures and presentations by world-leading scientists and physicians can foster global solutions to the problems of infectious diseases and AMR.

We hope you will be one of more than 2,000 participants from all over the world in ICIC & ISAAR 2019.
We look forward to seeing you in the most historic city of Korea, Gyeongju, with a history of more than thousand years.

Thank you very much.

Jae-Hoon Song, MD, PhD
Co-chair, ICIC & ISAAR 2019
Founder & Chairman
APFID, Korea
Yang Soo Kim, MD, PhD
Co-chair, ICIC & ISAAR 2019
President, KSID
Asan Medical Center, Korea
Walter R. Wilson, MD
Co-chair, ICIC & ISAAR 2019
Mayo Clinic, USA