Dubai to hosts the 3rd annual conference of clinical microbiology A three-day conference is scheduled to take place at Mohammed bin Rashid University for Medicine and Health Sciences in Dubai.The 3rd annual conference for Emirates Society of clinical microbiology, organized by the Emirates Society of Clinical Microbiology (ESCM) in collaboration with the American Society for Microbiology, will focus on various subjects within the realm of microbiology, immunology, infectious diseases, infection control, and public health.The 3rd edition of this conference serves as an interactive platform, where experts, scientists, physicians, microbiology professionals, students, and industry experts can showcase their research.In addition to research presentations, the conference will feature industry-sponsored workshops and symposia.Approximately 300 participants from diverse clinical and non-clinical backgrounds will convene to share their latest research findings, guidelines, and experiences.Taking place from November 3rd to 5th, the highly anticipated event will offer 36 lectures covering a wide range of emerging topics including data analysis, creating cumulative antibiograms, antimicrobial and diagnostic stewardship, ventilator-associated pneumonia, epidemic preparedness, global studies on the connection between air pollution and clinical antibiotic resistance, the intersection of climate change and antimicrobial resistance (AMR), as well as the application of artificial intelligence in clinical microbiology, the development of novel antibiotics, and other related subjects.Participants will have the opportunity to network with peers and experts from across the globe, fostering knowledge exchange and the discovery of breakthroughs in the field of microbiology.Dr. Jens Thomson, Chair of the conference organizing committee and President of ESCM, highlighted the comprehensive scientific and educational program developed by the conference scientific committee.This program encompasses keynote lectures, oral and poster sessions, and a series of informative and interactive workshops.Dr. Thomson stated, “This conference offers a valuable opportunity to connect and collaborate with fellow ESCM members, colleagues, researchers, technologists, nurses, students, and industry professionals, as well as representatives from various companies and industries operating in this field. An impressive lineup of international and national speakers and experts will share their knowledge, expertise, and evidence-based findings aimed at enhancing patient care quality, strengthening the discipline of clinical microbiology in the UAE.”Professor Godfred Menezes, Chair of the conference scientific committee, emphasized that this year’s conference will address pressing issues such as respiratory pathogens, Covid-19, healthcare-associated infections, emerging and re-emerging viral infections, transplant-related infectious diseases, advances in rapid diagnostics, and other relevant topics.”Delegates from various industries, along with inspiring speakers and experts, will share evidence-based findings to improve the quality and safety of patient care, as well as advancements in clinical microbiology and global health,” Prof. Menezes remarked.The organizers expressed their delight in hosting this conference, believing that the knowledge exchange from this event will benefit all stakeholders and highlight the UAE’s advanced efforts in addressing healthcare challenges. About ESCMEmirates Society of Clinical Microbiology is the sole professional society that serves clinical microbiology field in the UAE.ESCM is part of Emirates Medical Association, founded in 2018 to meet the needs for clinical microbiologists in the UAE and to be the leaders of the field in the UAE and the region.ESCM’s mission is to set highest standards of clinical microbiology practice and to respond to the local needs as well as to encourage interaction and collaboration among clinical microbiologists and raise public awareness about clinical microbiology field in the UAE.