Welcome Message

Dear colleagues

First of all, on behalf of the Organizing Committee, we would like to express our deep appreciation for the incredible dedication and hard work that you are doing on the front-lines: battling the current global COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented public health crises and created widespread uncertainites. In view of the continuing uncertain situation and travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Organizing Committee has decided to convert the 13th International Symposium on Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance (ISAAR 2021) into a virtual congress, to be held September 9-10, 2021.

The current global health crisis caused by COVID-19 shows, more than ever, the importance of infectious diseases expertise, and the high need for further fighting against antimicrobial resistance (AMR). For two days of ISAAR 2021, under the theme of “Navigating Uncharted Waters: Antimicrobial Resistance in the Era of Pandemic”, brings together leading scientists and researchers from all over the world to share information and updated knowledge on antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial treatment, and the development of new antimicrobial agents and vaccines.

ISAAR 2021 focuses on diverse topics with broad interdisciplinary interest, with state-of-the-art lectures and presentations by distinguished speakers in a highly interactive online environment, featuring video-streaming presentations with live Q&A and on-demand sessions. Also, e-poster halls and interactive booths are on the exhibition floor, and more will continue to provide the real-life opportunities to networking, learning, and engaging that participants have come to know, value, and expect. We hope everyone will enjoy ISAAR 2021 to enhance your academic status, and become better acquainted with the speakers and participants from more than 50 countries around the world.

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the ISAAR 2021 Virtual Congress. We look forward to bringing together our symposium in this new digital format to learn, connect, and interact!

Thank you very much!

  • Jae-Hoon Song, MD, PhD Founder & President
    APFID, Korea
  • Doo Ryeon Chung, MD, PhD Co-chair, ISAAR 2021
    Samsung Medical Center, Korea
  • Walter R. Wilson, MD Co-chair, ISAAR 2021
    Mayo Clinic, USA