Host Organization

  • Committed to the future of health in Asia

    Founded in 1999 by Dr. Jae-Hoon Song, APFID boasts a distinguished presence in Korea. It is unique in its multidisciplinary approach to addressing and preventing antimicrobial resistance and infectious disease threats throughout the Asia Pacific region. By gathering experts at the ‘International Symposium on Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance (ISAAR)’, driving awareness through the ‘STOP! Superbug (SuperU)’ campaign, providing resources from the ‘Asian Bacterial Bank (ABB)’ for antimicrobial resistance research, conducting valuable research through the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) ’ and international surveillance management through the ‘Asian Network for Surveillance of Resistant Pathogens (ANSORP)’, APFID aims to save lives by tackling this serious public health threat. For more information, please visit

  • Contribute to the pivotal exchange of state-of-the-art information and data

    ISAAR is a very special global-scale meeting with strong emphasis on antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial treatment, new antimicrobial agents and vaccines, and our future strategies against infectious diseases threats. Now, the ISAAR became the most representative international meeting on antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases in the Asian-Pacific region. ISAAR aims to contribute to the pivotal exchange of state-of-the-art information and data on infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance in the world. Epidemiology, mechanism of resistance, pathogenesis, clinical impact, development of new antimicrobial agents and vaccines, and guidelines of treatment and prevention are the major issues of ISAAR. This cutting-edge information can foster global solutions to the problem of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. ISAAR is truly a world's premier convention on antimicrobial agents, resistance and important infectious diseases issues.

  • 12th ISAAR

  • HICO, Gyeongju, Korea (September 26-28, 2019)
    “Toward Ending Global Epidemic of Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance”

  • 11th ISAAR

  • BEXCO, Busan, Korea (September 14~16, 2017)
    “Combating Antimicrobial Resistance and Emerging Infectious Diseases:Today and Tomorrow”

  • 10th ISAAR

  • Songdo ConvensiA, Incheon, Korea (May 14~15, 2015)
    “Combating antimicrobial resistance: Strategies and actions”

  • 9th ISAAR

  • Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (March 13~15, 2013)
    “Containing antimicrobial resistance: a global mission to be achieved”

  • 8th ISAAR

  • COEX, Seoul, Korea (April 6~8, 2011)
    “Advancing Solutions to Evolving Resistance”

  • 7th ISAAR

  • Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld, Bangkok, Thailand (March 18~20, 2009)
    “New Insights and Solutions to Emerging Threats”

  • 6th ISAAR

  • Raffles City Convention Center, Singapore (March 7~9, 2007)
    “Antimicrobial Resistance: Searching for Solutions”

  • 5th ISAAR

  • COEX, Seoul, Korea (April 27~29, 2005)
    “Overcoming Drug Resistance: Challenges and Strategies”

  • 4th ISAAR

  • COEX, Seoul, Korea (May 1~3, 2003)
    “Antimicrobial treatment in the 21st century: Current challenges and future strategies”

  • 3th ISAAR

  • COEX, Seoul, Korea (April 12~13, 2001)
    “Drug Resistance in the 21st Century: A New Beginning”

  • 2th ISAAR

  • Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea (May 8, 1999)
    “Challenges of Drug Resistance in the Next Millennium”

  • 1th ISAAR

  • Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea (April 26, 1997)
    “Future Strategies for a Global Crisis”

ISAAR 2011

ISAAR 2009