Important Dates

Abstract submissions

Open: 03 December 2018
Deadline: 24 June 2019

Early bird registration

Closes: 11 August 2019

Online registration

Closes: 13 October 2019

Contact Details



+27 (0)11 325 0020

Postal Address:

PO Box 782243 Sandton,
Johannesburg, 2146 South Africa


Scientific Programme

Programme at a Glance
- Deaths in newborn babies with healthcare-associated infections
- New technology to detect neonatal unit outbreaks
- New drug-resistant TB regimens for children and adults and new trials
- New childhood vaccines
- HIV treatment interruptions for diagnostic purposes
- Outcomes of birth-infected early-cART infants
- Emerging antimicrobial resistance in STI pathogens, and the way forward
- Rapid diagnostics to transform the management of curable STIs in South Africa
- Impact of STIs on pregnancy outcomes
- Management of syphilis in an era of penicillin shortages
- Integration of antimicrobial stewardship into sepsis pathways
- Vaccination to reduce antimicrobial resistance
- Whole genome sequencing and novel diagnostics to aid antimicrobial stewardship
- Stewardship: Leveraging the “butterfly effect” of hand hygiene
- New rabies vaccine guideline
- New yellow fever guideline
- Dolutegravir switching without a viral load - good or bad idea?
- Roll out of PrEP in SA
- Flucytosine for cryptococcal meningitis
- Management of asymptomatic patients with cryptococcal antigenaemia
- New antibiotics for MDR-GNBs
- New Clostridioides difficile guideline
- Acinetobacter – the new MRSA?
- Phage therapy for biofilms in device-related infections
- Role of the environment in transmission of healthcare-associated infections
- Colistin - controversies in testing, treatment of colistin-resistant isolates, use of colistin in neonates, therapeutic drug monitoring
- Diagnostic stewardship
- Non-culture-based diagnostic testing for antimicrobial resistance, mycology
- Echinocandins: are there differences?
- Decolonisation strategies for MDR-GNBs