Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Since 1959, the International Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (ISAC) has travelled the globe with its biennial International Congress of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (ICC); 2019 will be the first time the congress is brought to the Gulf Region.

ISAC is delighted to be partnering with the Saudi Society for Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (SSMMID) and Emirates Infectious Diseases Society (EIDS) which organise the Gulf Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (GCCMID). All three societies are proud to collaborate and deliver the joint 31st ICC / 4th GCCMID in Dubai, 6-9 November 2019.

Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, is a global city, international business centre and major worldwide transport hub. With its many hotels, world class shopping, amazing desert landscape and the world’s tallest building (the Burj Khalifa) Dubai is a vibrant city of contrasts that has something to offer everybody. Its forward thinking leadership created the Dubai Health Authority in 2007 and the city hosts some of the world’s foremost international clinics, hospitals and universities.

We are working on a scientific programme that will bring together world and regional leaders specialising in infectious diseases, antimicrobial chemotherapy, infection control, and clinical microbiology and look forward to welcoming you to the 31st ICC / 4th GCCMID.

Professor Po-Ren Hsueh
ISAC President
31st ICC – 4th GCCMID Co-Chair

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Following the outstanding success of GCCMID 2018, I am delighted to announce that the 4th GCCMID 2019 will take place once again in Dubai from 6th to 9th November 2019 at the Dubai International Convention Centre, together with the biennial International Congress of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy the 31st ICC 2019 of The International Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (ISAC), marking this as the first of kind collaboration initiative to take place in the Gulf Region.

The joint congress “ICC-GCCMID 2019” of The Saudi Society for Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (SSMMID) and The International Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (ISAC), together with our partner the Emirates Infectious Diseases Society (EIDS), promises to provide exceptional opportunity for everyone to share & acquire knowledge and experience, through a rich educational and scientific setting, covering the latest advances in research and practice through presentations, workshops and discussions with in-depth high quality scientific contents and lectures on infectious diseases, antimicrobial chemotherapy, infection control, and clinical microbiology.

I encourage you to join us in Dubai and experience the history, culture and Arabian hospitality of the United Arab Emirates and experience its melting pot of cultures and look forward to meeting with each and every one of you in person.

Please mark your calendars.

Dr. Adel Alothman
31st ICC – 4th GCCMID Co-Chair,
Programme Committee Co-Chair