3rd International Conference on Polymyxins

Wednesday - Thursday, April 25-26, 2018

Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre
Avenida de Córdoba s/n, 28041
Madrid, Spain
Phone: 91-390-80-00

Please submit to: [email protected]

Abstracts submitted to ECCMID 2018 or ASM Microbe 2018 will also be accepted for 3rd International Conference on Polymyxins.

Please format abstracts using the same criteria as is required for abstracts submitted to ECCMID 2018. Formatting abstracts according to the ASM Microbe 2018 criteria is also acceptable.

For questions, please contact Jolene Daniel, CCRP
email: [email protected]
phone: (734) 615-1901


Course Overview

The University of Michigan and the University at Buffalo are excited to announce the 3rd International Conference on Polymyxins, April 25-26, 2018, at the Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre in beautiful Madrid, Spain. 

This opinion-leader conference will feature cutting-edge presentations by world leaders in research and clinical use of polymyxins, and regulatory and funding agency representatives. Each symposium session will provide opportunity for discussion and input from the audience. 

Topics will include:

  • Setting the Scene: Polymyxins in an Age of New Antibiotics
  • Walking the Tightrope between Efficacy and Toxicity
  • Young Investigator Session: Oral Presentations for Polymyxin New and Upcoming Research
  • Polymyxin Combinations: Thinking out of the Box and Clinical Use of Combinations
  • The Road Ahead: Optimizing Clinical Use, Advances and Challenges 

Target Audience

This conference will be of particular interest to academicians, clinicians, fellows, infectious diseases physicians, physicians-in-training, and pharmacists.

Course Objectives

  • Explain the Gram-negative antimicrobial resistance crisis and the role the polymyxins will play in an age of new antibiotics.
  • Discuss the newest data regarding clinical studies of colistin and polymyxin B combinations.
  • Define the mechanisms of action and resistance for the polymyxins.
  • Summarize polymyxin use around the globe with an understanding of epidemiology and best practices.
  • Summarize the optimized dosing and therapeutic drug monitoring of colistin and polymyxin B in patients and in special patient populations.
  • Discuss new developments and best practices for MIC measurement and breakpoints.
  • Explain the key differences between polymyxin B and colistin as it relates to nephrotoxicity and other toxicities when used in patients.
  • Summarize important regulatory, agricultural and world health organization perspectives developments and actions around the globe.
  • Define in vitro and in vivo pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic relationships of polymyxins and their combinations for optimal use.
  • Summarize the key recommendations of the polymyxins guidelines.

Registration Information

You are encouraged to register as soon as you are certain of attending, as we cannot guarantee educational materials for applicants who are not preregistered and prepaid by Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Payment must accompany registration. Checks should be made payable to the University of Michigan in U.S. currency. Payments by American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa are also accepted. The registration rate includes continental breakfast, coffee service, lunch, and electronic course materials for participants.

Cancellation Policy

An administrative fee of $50 will be deducted from your registration payment. Refund requests must be received in writing, no later than Wednesday, April 11, 2018. No refunds will be made thereafter.

Course Syllabus

An electronic syllabus will be available to download during and a week after the course. The URL will be provided at the course. In addition, a printed syllabus can be purchased for an additional fee of $20. The printed syllabus must be purchased no later than Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

Registration Rates

  • General Rate (early registration)
    • $475
  • General Rate (late registration) 
    • $650
  • U-M Faculty & Staff
    • $0

Registration Options

Online: Register Here
Mail or Fax: Registration Form

Accreditation & Credit Designation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Michigan Medical School and The State University of New York at Buffalo. The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Program Schedule

Please see course schedule

**schedule subject to change.

Hotel Accommodation

Please see the following list of suggested hotels

Contact Information

Department of Internal Medicine
Continuing Medical Education

24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr.
Lobby J, Suite 1200
Ann Arbor, MI 48106

Phone: (734) 232-3469
Fax: (734) 998-0085
Email: [email protected]