International Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (ISAC) Awards

ISAC Young Investigator Travel Award (YITA)

A number of ISAC Young Investigator Travel Awards (YITA) will be given to ISAC Member Society applicants under the age of 35, attending the 31st ICC – 4th GCCMID 2019. Each successful awardee will be granted 1,000 USD towards the costs of their travel to Dubai and their hotel accommodation as well as free congress registration. They will also be presented with an award certificate during the congress.

All young investigators from an ISAC Member Society who submit an abstract are encouraged to apply. The award will be based on the abstract submitted by an applicant who should be the presenting author (poster or oral presentation).

In addition to submitting an abstract in the usual way, please also send the following electronically:

  • A letter of application
  • A copy of your abstract(s) and abstract number(s)
  • A short CV
  • A copy of your passport
  • Proof of membership of an ISAC Member Society (letter or email from Member Society President / Secretariat).

The above should be sent electronically to the ISAC Secretariat (  The application deadline is 1 August 2019. Successful applicants will be notified as soon after the deadline as possible.

ISAC Tom Bergan and John David Williams Memorial Awards

Professor Tom Bergan served ISAC as President (1997-2001), Secretary-General (1989-1997) and Executive Member (1985-1989). His significant contributions included spearheading the establishment of the ISAC journal; International Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.

Professor John David Williams served ISAC as Associate Secretary (1977-78), Secretary-General (1979-89) and President (1989-93). He was the first Editor-in-Chief of the ISAC journal, International Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

The two highest scoring abstracts submitted via ISAC Young Investigator Travel Award application process from countries with limited resources will be awarded the Tom Bergan Memorial Award and the John David Williams Memorial Award in memory of two former Presidents of ISAC.

ISAC Masaaki Ohkoshi Award

The Late Professor Masaaki Ohkoshi
The Masaaki Ohkoshi Award was first presented in 1995 and has been presented at every ICC since. It is for the best clinical study on the subject of urinary tract infections published during a two-year period. The first three awards were sponsored by Professor Masaaki Ohkoshi and all subsequent awards have been sponsored by the Japanese UTI Committee.

The 13th presentation of the award will cover the years 2017 and 2018, and will be awarded during the 31st ICC which will be held in conjunction with the 4th GCCMID in Dubai on 6-9 November 2019. The name of the recipient will be published in the Final Congress Programme, ISAC Newsletter and ISAC website.

Nomination procedure:
The successful paper will be selected on the basis of originality of the idea, study design and importance in the care of patients. Papers, including an English version, should be sent electronically to Professor Florian Wagenlehner ( chair of the ISAC UTI Working Group by the deadline of 1 August 2019.