Superbugs & Superdrugs USA

12/11/2018 - 13/11/2018
New Jersey

Superbugs & Superdrugs USA

November 12 – 13, 2018

New Jersey, USA


To address the ever-growing need of informative and thought-provoking discussions, SMi 3rd annual Superbugs & Superdrugs USA conference will offer a jam-packed agenda with presentations from key industry leaders and up-and-coming thinkers, within the field.


This years’ Superbugs & Superdrugs USA conference programme will help participants to learn about pathogen focused drug development; discover the best methods to overcome bacterial resistance through novel modes of action; discuss the state of developments within the antifungal space; develop an understanding of funding opportunities which support antibacterial research and development; gain insight into new techniques through case-study examples of rapid diagnostic methods currently being used within the field, making this event the perfect platform to strengthen knowledge in key principles.


Speakers include:

  • Anthony Simon Lynch, Senior Scientific Director, Janssen
  • William Weiss, Director, Pre-Clinical Services, UNT Health Science Center
  • Tina Guina, Program Officer, Drug Development Section, NIAID/NIH
  • Mark Albrecht, Project Officer, HHS/ASPR/BARDA
  • Antonio DiGiandomenico, Principal Scientist, MedImmune
  • Andrew Tomaras, VP & Director of Microbiology, Bacterioscan
  • Dan Pevear, Sr Vice President & Director of Microbiology, VenatoRx
  • Ian Friedland, Clinical Consultant, ex-CMO, Achaogen


Plus, topical workshops on November 14:

  • Rapid diagnostics for drug resistance: Are we there yet?
  • Avoiding the post antibiotic era: the challenges and solutions to successful commercialisation of new antibiotics


Further details at

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