(last update:  30/Sep/14)

Please check the day/time of your oral/poster presentation. For any changes, please contact us no later than Wednesday 24 September. No changes will be made after that date.

Oral presentations: will take place at two different halls (Hall 1: "Ramon y Cajal" lecture theatre, Hall 2: "Profesor Botella" room) at the conference venue.
These presenters are strongly recommended to check the day/time/hall which their presentations are scheduled in.

Poster presentations: will take place at the main Hall on the 1st floor of the central block at the conference venue.
Poster presenters are strongly recommended to check the day which their posters are scheduled in. Posters are expected to be posted during the whole day assigned from 9:00 in the morning to 19-20:00 in the evening (approximately). Presenters are expected to be available for discussion of their posters during the corresponding sessions.
Please also check the code given to your poster: the letter of your poster indicates the day which your poster must be posted in, and the number indicates which panel you must stick your poster to (e.g. T-32 stands for that the poster is expected to be presented on Thursday (T), and on the panel number 32 (32))

The scientific program includes three keynote lectures:
“Rapid Detection and Identification of Microbial Agents” presented by Prof. Ali Karami (Research Center of Molecular
        Biology, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran) on Wednesday 1 October at 11:00, Hall 1. Abstract
“Role of efflux pumps in bacterial resistance” presented by Dr Goutam Gupta (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA),  
        on Friday 3 October at 09:30, Hall 2. Abstract
“Artilysins are a novel class of enzyme-based antibacterials that quickly kill (multidrug-resistant) Pseudomonas
and their persisters: from concept to application” presented by Dr Yves Briers (University of Leuven,
       Belgium) and Dr Stefan Miller (Lisando GmbH, Germany) on Wednesday 1 October at 17:45 Hall 2. Abstract

The conference will start on Wednesday 1 October 2014 at 11:00, although there will be a registration period from 9:00 to 11:00 in the morning (in any case, attendees will be able to register at any time during the conference). The conference will finish on Friday 3 October 2014 around 17:15.

Book of Abstracts:  
For those ones interested in having an electronic version of the Book of Abstracts, it can be downloaded from here
(hard copies will be given to conference participants at the conference and posted to virtual participants after the conference)

It is already uploaded the platform for virtual papers.
Everyone is kindly requested to actively participate in the discussion of the different works presented this way, by posting comments or questions to the authors using any of the five different possible ways to comment presentations: voice, text, audio file, or video via a webcam.

Click here to have a look at the virtual papers

The ICAR2014 Conference has organized a social program for conference participants and accompanying people.

If you are interested in attending one of the two tours of the Social Program, please register for it no later than 25 September 2014 (you will need to fill the corresponding form to reserve a seat)

More information in the Social Program section, click here

Tour 1 - Panoramic Madrid the Miraculous Court
Thursday 2 October. Morning.
Duration: 3 hours (from 10:15 - 13:15)
Tour 2 - Hapsburg Madrid: Time Regained
Friday 3 October. Morning.
Duration: 3 hours (from 10:15 - 13:15)

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BrownWalker  Press

Proceedings: the proceedings of the meeting will be formally released as a book titled "Multidisciplinary approach for studying and combating microbial pathogens". The book will be published by BrownWalker Press, which will ensure an adequate international distribution
and availability of the book.

Conference participants are entitled to submit one full paper to be considered for inclusion in this book. Deadline for submission: 22 October 2014. More details in the Call for Papers section


ACS Infectious Diseases is a new, monthly online journal brought to you by ACS Publications that addresses the rapidly growing field of research on the molecular basis of infectious disease propagation and therapeutic interventions. The journal will provide critical insights into this fast-growing, globally important research area and is now accepting submissions.

The previous edition of ICAR was held in Lisbon (Portugal)  during 21-23 November 2012 and was attended by around 425 researchers from nearly 60 countries. We expect this year’s edition to be as successful as the previous one in terms of quality, relevance and attendance.  


The Proceedings Book of the ICAR2012 Conference was entitled "Worldwide Research Efforts in the Fighting against Microbial Pathogens: From Basic Research to Technological Developments" (ISBN: 978-1-61233-636-7), edited by A. Mendez-Vilas and published by BrownWalker Press (Pub. date: 2013)

Would you like to have a look at the table of contents of the book? If so, click here

The book of abstracts of the ICAR2012 Conference can be downloaded from here

Would you like to have a look at the abstracts accepted for presentation at the conference? Click here

Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain.

Madrid has a wide cultural offer, thanks to a rich cultural heritage. The city has a lot of monuments that have become in a symbol for the city: the Cibeles Fountain (la fuente de La Cibeles), Neptuno Fountain, Alcalá Gate (la Puerta de Alcalá), Sol Gate (la Puerta del Sol)… You will love to walk along the streets and discover all of them: gardens, parks, palaces, charming buildings, historical places...

Besides, Madrid has three of the most important art galleries in the world. We are talking about the Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Reina Sofía Museum and Art Center. All of them house the most brilliant works of art of the whole painting History. Works that have been made by the most prestigious and well known artists such as Goya, Velázquez, Picasso, Monet, Degas, Dalí, Rembrandt…
The three Museums are located at the so-called Art Walk (Paseo del Arte), a nice area, full of trees, monuments and emblematic buildings.

Learn more about Madrid at

  Participants are strongly recommended to book their accommodation as soon as possible to avoid high prices (Madrid is a highly popular tourist destination in autumn)
More info here

  The Conference will be held at the Faculty of Medicine, Complutense University
of Madrid.
More info here

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