Day 1 – Thursday, January 19

8:00 – 8:30

8:30 – 9:15
Opening Key Note Lecture:
Barbara E. Murray, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Antimicrobial Research in Houston: A Personal Journey
Mechanistic Bases of Antibiotic Resistance
Session 1. Convener: Ashok Chopra
9:15 – 9:45
Tim Palzkill, Baylor College of Medicine
Structural Basis of Colistin Resistance
9:45 – 10:15
Adriana Rosato, Houston Methodist Research Institute
New Highlights and Characterization of the Molecular Bases of PBP2A Inhibitors in MRSA
10:15 – 10:30Selected abstract for oral presentation
10:30 – 11:00Break
Session 2. Convener: Ashok Chopra
11:00 – 11: 30Robert Bonomo, Case Western Reserve University
Carbapenemase Enzymes: A Molecular Approach
11:30 – 12:00Lynn Zechiedrich, Baylor College of Medicine
Mechanistic Insights into Fluoroquinolone Resistance
12:00 – 12:15Selected abstract for oral presentation
12:15 – 2:00Poster session and lunch
Pharmacological Bases of Resistance and Drug Discovery
Session 3. Convener: Julian Hurdle
2:00 – 2:30Vincent Tam, University of Houston
PK/PD Considerations to Prevent the Emergence of Resistance in Gram-negative Bacteria
2:30 – 3:00Magnus Hook, Texas A&M, Institute of Biotechnology
Can Virulence Factors be Targeted in Novel Antibiotic Strategies?
3:00 – 3:15Selected abstract for oral presentation
3:15 – 3:45Break
Session 4. Convener: Vincent Tam
3:45 – 4:15Michael Rybak, Wayne State University
Ex-vivo Models to Assess the Efficacy of Antibiotics Against MDR Gram-positive Organisms
4:15 – 4:45Julian Hurdle, Texas A&M, Institute of Biotechnology
A New Paradigm for Metronidazole Treatment Failures in Clostridium Difficile Infection
4:45 – 5:15Ashok Chopra, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
New Therapeutics to Combat Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
OMICS, The Microbiome and Antibiotic Resistance
Session 5. Convener: Magnus Hook