ICMID Bahrain 2015 conferences include a 3 day series of more than 24 expert, interesting, and timely talks by some of the industry’s best minds; topics covered will include such talks as: “Recent Advances in the diagnosis and treatment of HIV patient, KSA experience”, and “Antibiotics resistance in the hospital –the ticking bomb: where we stand? and much more”.

Speakers list include over 24 speakers from over 6 countries.

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The ICMID Bahrain 2015 exhibition will provide great networking opportunities in addition to browsing the latest in the medical industry from around 20 exhibitors from Bahrain and the region.

Participating exhibitors will be provided with presentation spots in addition to their respective exhibition areas.

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More than 8 workshops covering a range of topics by highly regarded international experts. The aim of the workshops is to provide individuals with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to initiate and spread change within their fields – “the training the trainer model”

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To be held under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain on the 24,25& 26 February 2015 at the Gulf Hotel, Manama, Bahrain.

The International Collaborative Conference in Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases is the largest collaborative medical event of its kind to ever be held within the GCC region.

Organized by The Bahrain Medical Society in collaboration with The Saudi Society for Medical Microbiology and infectious diseases, The British Society for Antimicrobial & Chemotherapy (BSAC) and managed by Takatof Events & Conferences Management.

The event is expected to attract over 400 doctors, medical professionals, and industry decision makers from across the region.


ICMID offers a wealth of educational opportunities in the areas of infectious diseases pharmacotherapy, Clinical microbiology and antimicrobial stewardship. Educational initiatives and content are determined by members Scientific Committee composed of infectious diseases experts from clinical pharmacy and medicine and based upon ongoing needs assessments.

ICMID Bahrain for the first time offers Antimicrobial Stewardship Training Programs designed to teach the skills and provide an overview of Antimicrobial Stewardship practice needed to develop an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in this region.

Significant increases in worldwide antimicrobial resistance has created an urgent need for the appropriate use and management of antimicrobial prescribing. Hence the concept of Antimicrobial Stewardship has become the primary driving mechanism for the optimization of patient care and the preservation of our antimicrobial armament. Guidelines for developing and enhancing antimicrobial stewardship from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (Dellit et al. CID 2007;44:159-77.) have highlighted the need for Infectious Diseases trained clinical pharmacists as a core component for the development and maintenance of an appropriate antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP). The limited amount of clinical pharmacy residencies in infectious diseases however, cannot appropriately train the amount of skilled clinicians needed to take on these important clinical roles.


Making a difference in infectious Diseases and clinical Microbiology in Middle East


Offering a wealth of educational opportunities in the areas of infectious diseases pharmacotherapy and antimicrobial stewardship. Establishing a regional Research Network to enable nation-wide studies of antimicrobial stewardship practice and infectious diseases pharmacotherapy.


To establish a large network in order to share/gather data pertinent to antimicrobial stewardship and infectious diseases pharmacotherapy and perform research and benchmarking utilizing these data and thereby develop publications and other resources as a group to inform and assist participants and other practitioners about the science and practice so that issues concerning antimicrobial stewardship programs and ID pharmacotherapy practices can be explored, described, and advanced

 Course Details

Conference and Course Type:

Post-graduate Training

Conference Name:

The International Collaborative Conference in Clinical microbiology and infectious diseases (ICMID Bahrain 2015)

Course Title:

Antimicrobial stewardship in hospitals: Improving outcomes through better education and implementation of effective interventions

Conference / Course Segment:

Physicians (including but not limited to): General Practitioner, Infection Disease, Microbiologist, Internist, Surgeons, intensivist. Physicians in training. Medical Professionals (including but not limited to): Clinical pharmacist, Infection Control Nurses, Quality Officers, Quality & Policy Maker.


Bahrain Medical Society, Saudi Society for Medical Microbiology and infectious diseases, British Society for Antimicrobial & Chemotherapy (BSAC) and managed by Takatof Events & Conferences Management

City & Country: Manama – Kingdom of Bahrain

Date and duration: 24-26 February 2015


Day 1 Conference: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Exhibition: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Day 2 + 3 Training workshops: 08:00 AM – 4:30 PM Exhibition: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM