5th World Congress on Targeting Infectious Diseases : Targeting Phage and Antibiotic Resistance, Italy
This conference’s aim is to suggest the new possible applications that can avoid negative consequences considering the past experience.
Through this conference, we want to know if investigators and medical operators are aware of the need of new tools to be developed in the struggle against dangerous bacteria whose risk is incremented by our involuntary thoughtless use of antibiotics and other classic methods that can cause resistance. The maximum efficient tools are also the maximum economical if we think that the town of Florence with the plague of 1348 reduced of 2/3 his citizens and the economy being one of the first of the occidental world dropped and recovered only after one century. There is no comparison with that time but the economic investment to carry the research necessary to develop new methodologies is anyway too low in this phase at least in Europe considering the risk we are exposed to.
The major aim of the congress is to present the strategies to overcome antibiotic resistance. Among the strategies will be presented the recent advances of phage therapy, the different innovations to fight antibiotic resistance (peptides, enzymes, new generation of antibiotics), the strategic role of microbiota and many other strategies.