About The Conference

Antibiotic resistance is driven by the excess prescription of antibiotics resulting in difficult to treat ‘resistant infections’. National borders are no barrier for the spread of resistant infections and close cross-border cooperation is essential to understand patterns and set up interventions.

This conference will bring together participants from the Island of Ireland and feature presentations from national and international experts. Participants are encouraged to share their research, propose interventions and stewardship programmes, develop new collaborations and present new methodologies in the area of antibiotic prescribing and infections.

The overarching objective is to support, develop and implement a collaborative approach to the challenges and future of infection management including how to meet the challenge of antibiotic resistance.

Keynote Speakers

Preliminary Conference Schedule

09:00 Registration – Tea/Coffee
09:30 Welcome and Introduction
09:45 Keynote 1 – AMS Insight topic
10:15 Keynote 2
10:45 Tea/Coffee
11:00 Launch of CARAconnect and CARA Dashboard
11:30 Abstracts presentation (8 min each+2 min Q)
12:30 Keynote 3 – NI topic or PPI
01:00 Networking Lunch
01:45 Elevator poster pitches (3 mins)
02:45 Parallel Workshop (Rob Cunny) / Cristin/Gerry parallel session
04:15 Insights from the day
04:45 Closing and prize distribution

Abstract submission & E-poster guidelines

Abstract submission opens on 12 July, 2023. We encourage submissions that highlight innovative approaches, research findings, and practical solutions related to antimicrobial stewardship from the Island of Ireland.

Abstract Format:

  1. Title: The title should accurately reflect the content of the abstract and be concise, clear, and engaging. Avoid using abbreviations and acronyms unless they are widely recognised.
  2. Authors: List all authors who contributed to the work. Include their full names, affiliations, and contact information. Indicate the presenting author by underlining or asterisk (*) their name.
  3. Background/Objectives: Clearly state the background or rationale for the study and describe the objectives of the research or project. Provide a brief context to explain why the topic is relevant to antimicrobial stewardship.
  4. Methods: Describe the study design, methods, data collection procedures, and any analytical techniques used. For interventions or programs, outline the implementation strategy and evaluation methods.
  5. Results: Present the main findings of the study or project. Include relevant data, statistics, or qualitative information to support your conclusions. Ensure that the results are presented clearly and succinctly.
  6. Conclusion: Summarise the key conclusions or implications of the study. Highlight the relevance of the findings to antimicrobial stewardship practices, policies, or interventions.
  7. Keywords: Provide a list of 3-5 keywords that accurately represent the content of the abstract. These keywords will help in categorising and indexing the abstract for review.

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

  1. Language: Abstracts must be submitted in English.
  2. Length: The abstract body should be no longer than 250 words. The word count does not include the title and authors details.
  3. Originality: Abstracts must present original work that has not been published or presented at other conferences prior to the submission deadline.
  4. Content: The abstract should clearly and concisely convey the background, methods, results, and conclusions of the study or project. Avoid excessive jargon or technical language that may hinder understanding by a multidisciplinary audience.
  5. Submission Process: Submit your abstract via Oxford Abstracts (link). Ensure that all required fields are completed accurately.
  6. Presenter Registration: The presenting author of an accepted abstract must confirm and register for the conference. Failure to register may result in the exclusion of the abstract from the conference program.
  7. Review Process: All submitted abstracts will undergo a blind peer-review process by a panel of experts in the field of antimicrobial stewardship. Abstracts will be evaluated based on relevance, scientific quality, clarity, and innovation.
  8. Notification: Authors will be notified of the acceptance or rejection of their abstracts via email by last week of September. Accepted abstracts may be scheduled for oral or e-poster presentations.

Important Dates:

  1. Abstract submission deadline: 6 September, 2023
  2. Notification of acceptance: Last week of September

We look forward to receiving your abstract submissions and to your active participation in this collaborative conference.



Early bird registration for our conference opens on 18 July, 2023. The conference is free of charge, however we have limited tickets available for the conference. Register here  to secure a spot.

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