Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We are pleased to welcome you to the 14th International Symposium on Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance (ISAAR) & 2024 Annual Conference of the Korean Society of Antimicrobial Therapy (KSAT) at the Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas from April 8 to 10, 2024. ISAAR returns to Seoul, co-hosted by KSAT, after years of hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic which prevented an in-person symposium.

Since its establishment in 1958, the Korean Society of Antimicrobial Therapy has been dedicated to promoting the appropriate use of antibiotics. The society holds an annual conference to provide and exchange cutting-edge information and knowledge on antimicrobial therapy and antimicrobial resistance (AMR). KSAT is pleased to co-host ISAAR 2024. ISAAR has established itself as one of the leading conferences in the Asia-Pacific region for AMR, new antibiotics, and relevant topics on infectious diseases. Organized biennially by the Asia Pacific Foundation for Infectious Diseases (APFID), ISAAR provides a platform for research information and international academic exchange in the field of infectious diseases and AMR.

ISAAR 2024 & Annual Conference of KSAT aims to provide comprehensive information on infectious diseases and multiple opportunities for face-to-face networking. Our event will focus on important topics such as AMR, new antibiotics and diagnostics, vaccines, and emerging infectious diseases including the silent pandemics that threaten global public health. With over 1,500 world-class infectious disease experts from over 50 countries and 50 eminent invited speakers from around the world, ISAAR 2024 will provide an ideal platform for networking and scientific exchange. It is an excellent opportunity for researchers and experts from academia, the pharmaceutical industry, research institutes, and governments to join, generate new ideas, and establish productive partnerships. We warmly welcome you to ISAAR 2024 & Annual Conference of KSAT and look forward to your active participation and fruitful discussions.

The venue of ISAAR 2024 is located in Gangnam area of Seoul, which is a hub of K-culture, including K-pop, K-drama, K-food, and more, and is universally loved. We hope you will discover new and exciting experiences in Seoul, the city that bursts with colors, traditions, and cutting-edge technological innovations.

We look forward to seeing you in Seoul, Korea next April!