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Keynote Lectures

Renowned experts and the winner of the prestigious ESCMID Excellence Award 2017 will share their expertise in their keynote lectures.

The preliminary status of the keynote lectures is as follows:


Contemplating an end to the HIV epidemics - what is left to be done?

Ms Prof. Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, Paris, France


Excellence Award Lecture: Sepsis: making progress, but not yet there!

Mr Prof. Thierry Calandra, Lausanne, Switzerland


The hepatitis B virus receptor
Mr Prof. Wenhui Li, Beijing, China

Life and death of bacterial persisters
Ms Dr Sophie Helaine, London, United Kingdom

Antibiotic stewardship around the globe
Mr Prof. Dilip Nathwani, Dundee, United Kingdom
Co-Organiser: Dutch Society of Medical Microbiology (NVMM)


Within-host evolution of bacterial pathogens and implications for transmission analysis
Mr Prof. Xavier Didelot, London, United Kingdom

The power of ONE: immunology in the age of single-cell genomics
Mr Dr Ido Amit, Rehovot, Israel

Recent revolution in diagnostic bacteriology
Mr Prof. Gilbert Greub, Lausanne, Switzerland

Our second genome in health and disease
Ms Prof. Cisca Wijmenga, Groningen, Netherlands

Emerging brain infections - how to approach them from a global perspective
Mr Dr Tom Solomon, Liverpool, United Kingdom

The role of intestinal microbiota to combat antimicrobial-resistant bacteria
Mr Prof. Eric G. Pamer, New York, NY, United States


Malaria elimination
Mr Prof. Nicholas White, Bangkok, Thailand