02/09/2020 08:30 AM


02/09/2020 04:30 PM


Trefpunt, Thesinge

Kerkstraat 5
9797 PD Thesinge

Organized by

UMCG, The Netherlands, Henny van der Mei


  • Resistance to antimicrobials
  • Resistant bacteria on implants
  • Resistance evolution in biofilms

Keynote speakers

  • María D. Macià, Hospital Universitario Son Espaces, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Antibiotic resistance evolution and selection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in biofilms
  • Alex Hall, ETH, Zürich, Switzerland
    Links between susceptibility to antibiotics and other types of antimicrobials
  • Henk Busscher, UMCG, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Making better use of existing antibiotics versus benefits of making new one

Organizing/scientific committee

  • Frank Schreiber, BAM, Germany
  • Jeremy Webb, University of Southampton, UK
  • Qun Ren, Empa, Switzerland
  • Henny van der Mei, UMCG, The Netherlands


Bring together leaders in science, medicine and industry to discuss how antimicrobial surfaces can be used rationally to reduce the risk of antimicrobial resistance evolution and spread on medical implants.

The workshop will be held as a Satellite symposium during the 8th Thesinge biofilm meeting on biomaterial-associated infections.
More information

Target audience

The target audience includes microbiologists working on biofilm formation and antimicrobial resistance, material scientists developing antimicrobial biomaterials, physicians dealing with biofilm infections on implanted materials, and material companies supplying biomaterials for clinical use.

Oral and poster presentations

The official language of the symposium is English. Depending on the number of oral and poster presentations the Organizing Committee will decide on the form of the presentation (oral or poster). Presenters should bring their talks along on USB memory stick. Posters should be no larger than DIN A0 (portrait format).

Further information & registration

The number of participants is limited to 100 persons.

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