Antimicrobials 2016

ASA Travel Awards

ASA has made funds available for travel awards to assist ASA Members wanting to attend the Society's annual scientific meeting. Awards are made to ASA financial members presenting a proffered paper (oral or poster) at the meeting.  Applicants must have current ASA membership and must have been ASA member for at least the last 12 months. Recipients of an Award are required to write a report on the meeting for the ASA Newsletter.  
The awards consists of a return economy airfare, accommodation and conference registration up to the value of AUD2,000. 
Antimicrobials 2016 ASA Travel Awards 
  • Josh Ramsay. Curtin University, Western Australia, Australia.
    Resolving the enigma of methicillin-resistance transfer in Staphylococcus aureus 

  • Edward Raby. Fiona Stanley Hospital, Western Australia.
    Zoonotic transmission of the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST612-IV equine strain 

  • Terence Lee. Murdoch University, Western Australia.
    The vancomycin LECOFF and vanB subtypes of E. faecium isolated in Australia 

The ASA bioMérieux Identifying Resistance Travel Award

This is awarded to an individual on the basis of a proffered paper (oral or poster) presented during the ASA's Annual Scientific Meeting dealing with the identification of antimicrobial resistance in a routine clinical setting.
The applicant must be a financial member of the ASA. The Award is restricted to ASA members residing in Australia or New Zealand.  The award committee will take into account the quality and originality of the paper.
The award consists of AUD1,000 cash prize, a commemorative plaque, and the provisions of flights, accommodation and registration for the recipient to attend Antimicrobials 2017. 

The winner of the 2016 bioMérieux ASA Identifying Resistance Travel Award will be announced prior to the commencement of the Whole Genome Sequencing Symposia on Saturday 27th February 2016.

The 2015 bioMérieux ASA Identifying Resistance Travel Award recipient was Ms Karen Lawry, Auckland District Health Board, New Zealand for her paper “Laboratory Detection of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae: Evaluation of Pheotypic and Molecular Methods” 

The Australian Society for Antimicrobials wishes to thank bioMérieux Australia for providing the Award and for its ongoing support of the Society and its annual scientific meeting.