Public Workshop on Antibacterial Resistance and Drug Development Research Announced

July 21, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) will host a two-day workshop to bring together experts to discuss the scientific data addressing key issues in the following areas:

-- Scale of the current bacterial resistance problem including extent, trajectory, and cost

-- Science and mechanisms of bacterial resistance

-- Science of development of rapid diagnostic devices

-- Science of antibacterial drug development

The event will be held July 26-27 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Silver Spring, Md. Registration is free for the public workshop. Interested parties are encouraged to register early because space is limited. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. To register electronically, email registration information (including name, title, firm name, address, telephone, and fax number) to

The workshop will be simultaneously web-cast. The public may view the live webcast free by pre-registering below until 24 hours prior to the workshop. IDSA will do its best to accommodate members of the public who register after this time.

For more details and to register, CLICK HERE.