1st international polymyxin conference

As a member of the organizing committee I would like to invite you to attend the first international polymyxin conference that is held in beautiful Prato, Italy, on 2 – 4 May, 2013, to learn of the latest findings on the polymyxin antibiotics.

Colistin and polymyxin B became available in the clinic in the 1950s but soon fell out of favor, mainly due to concerns about their potential to cause kidney toxicity. They have now come back into use as ‘last line’ antibiotics for the treatment of infections caused by Gram-negative pathogens that are resistant to other available antibiotics. During the first several decades after they began to be used, there was little information on how to use them most effectively. Over the last several years, substantial progress has been made in understanding how to optimize their clinical use.

Early bird registrations close on December 7, 2012 and spaces at this opinion leader conference are strictly limited.

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