Host Organization

Committed to the future of health in Asia
Founded in 1999 by Dr. Jae-Hoon Song, APFID boasts a distinguished presence in Korea. It is unique in its multidisciplinary approach to addressing and preventing antimicrobial resistance and infectious disease threats throughout the Asia Pacific region. By gathering experts at the ‘International Symposium on Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance (ISAAR)’, driving awareness through the ‘STOP! Superbug (SuperU)’ campaign, providing resources from the ‘Asian Bacterial Bank (ABB)’ for antimicrobial resistance research, conducting valuable research through the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI)’ and international surveillance management through the ‘Asian Network for Surveillance of Resistant Pathogens (ANSORP)’, APFID aims to save lives by tackling this serious public health threat.
For more information, please visit www.apfid.org
Contribute to the pivotal exchange of state-of-the-art information and data
ISAAR is a very special global-scale meeting with strong emphasis on antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial treatment, new antimicrobial agents and vaccines, and our future strategies against infectious diseases threats. Now, the ISAAR became the most representative international meeting on antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases in the Asian-Pacific region. ISAAR aims to contribute to the pivotal exchange of state-of-the-art information and data on infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance in the world. Epidemiology, mechanism of resistance, pathogenesis, clinical impact, development of new antimicrobial agents and vaccines, and guidelines of treatment and prevention are the major issues of ISAAR. This cutting-edge information can foster global solutions to the problem of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. ISAAR is truly a world's premier convention on antimicrobial agents, resistance and important infectious diseases issues.
11th ISAAR BEXCO, Busan, Korea (September 14~16, 2017)

“Combating Antimicrobial Resistance and Emerging Infectious Diseases:Today and Tomorrow”

ISAAR poster
10th ISAAR Songdo ConvensiA, Incheon, Korea (May 14~15, 2015)

“Combating antimicrobial resistance: Strategies and actions”

ISAAR poster
9th ISAAR Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (March 13~15, 2013)

“Containing antimicrobial resistance: a global mission to be achieved”

ISAAR poster
8th ISAAR COEX, Seoul, Korea (April 6~8, 2011)

“Advancing Solutions to Evolving Resistance”

ISAAR poster
7th ISAAR Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld, Bangkok, Thailand (March 18~20, 2009)

“New Insights and Solutions to Emerging Threats”

ISAAR poster
6th ISAAR Raffles City Convention Center, Singapore (March 7~9, 2007)

“Antimicrobial Resistance: Searching for Solutions”

ISAAR poster
5th ISAAR COEX, Seoul, Korea (April 27~29, 2005)

“Overcoming Drug Resistance: Challenges and Strategies”

ISAAR poster
4th ISAAR COEX, Seoul, Korea (May 1~3, 2003)

“Antimicrobial treatment in the 21st century: Current challenges and future strategies”

ISAAR poster
3rd ISAAR COEX, Seoul, Korea (April 12~13, 2001)

“Drug Resistance in the 21st Century: A New Beginning”

ISAAR poster
2nd ISAAR Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea (May 8, 1999)

“Challenges of Drug Resistance in the Next Millennium”

ISAAR poster
1st ISAAR Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea (April 26, 1997)

“Future Strategies for a Global Crisis”

ISAAR poster