In association with the Journal of Medical Microbiology, this Focused Meeting on Emerging Zoonoses and AMR will take place Monday 2 July 2018 at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Surrey, UK.

Key topics covered will be:

  • Novel and emerging antimicrobial resistance in animals and humans
  • Emerging technologies for detecting and tracking pathogens and AMR
  • New and emerging viral, bacterial and parasitic infections of animals and humans
  • Understanding global reservoirs of zoonotic diseases

Organising Committee:

  • Roberto La Ragione (University of Surrey, UK and JMM Section Editor)
  • Norman Fry (Public Health England, UK and JMM Co-Editor-in-Chief)
  • Kalai Mathee (Florida International University, USA and JMM Co-Editor-in-Chief)
  • Kim Hardie (University of Nottingham, UK and JMM Section Editor)

If you would like to register your interest or have an inquiry, please email [email protected]

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Monday 02 July

Abstracts & Posters

Abstract submission is now closed. The poster abstract book can be downloaded below.

Poster abstract book

By submitting an abstract to this conference, you are indicating to the session organisers your commitment to attend the event. Members and non-members alike are welcome to submit an abstract. 

Abstract guidance

Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words. The Society has produced a guide to give delegates some tips from the session organisers on how to write a great abstract, which can be downloaded below:

How to... write a great abstract

Please note that the abstract is the only information session organisers use when deciding whether to accept your work for presentation as an offered oral or poster. If accepted, it will also be published in the abstract book for the conference – so think carefully about what needs to be included. Abstracts accepted as posters will be published in the online abstract book, and abstracts accepted as talks will be published in the printed conference guide.

Oral presentations

In order to ensure your presentation runs smoothly, you are asked to comply with the following:

  • PowerPoint presentations - PC version – are brought to the conference on a USB memory stick.
  • PowerPoint presentations - Mac version – can only be accepted if you bring your own laptop and connecting cables.
  • Please allow for Q&A following your talk in your allocated times.
  • Offered orals are 15 minutes long.


Those who are presenting a poster must ensure the work is presented as below. We cannot accommodate incorrectly formatted posters during the conference.

  • Poster Size: A0 size 841mm(w) x 1189mm(h) – your poster must not exceed these measurements.
  • Poster layout MUST BE portrait orientation.
  • Posters will be displayed on poster boards measuring 1m(w) x 2m(h), one to a side.
  • Posters can ONLY be fixed by Velcro (provided at conference).
  • Your poster number will be sent one month prior to the conference.
Journal of Medical Microbiology Poster Prize

Journal of Medical Microbiology poster prize will be awarded at the meeting. The prize will be awarded to a poster that presents particularly compelling or novel research in the journal's subject field, and will be presented by Journal of Medical Microbiology Section Editor Roberto La Ragione. The winner will receive a cash prize, certificate and a year's membership to the Microbiology Society.


Registration is now open.

What's included in your registration fee?
  • Admission to all scientific sessions
  • Full access to scientific poster sessions
  • Lunch on conference day
  • Tea and coffee breaks
  • A delegate bag and conference material
  • A conference programme guide
  • Access to an online poster abstract book
  • Certificate of attendance (available after the conference)
  • Important network opportunities
Conference rates
  Early bird rate
Available until
Sunday 27 May

Full price rate
Available until
Friday 15 June

Full and Full Concessionary Members £150 £200
Postgraduate and Undergraduate Members £75 £125
Non-members £250 £300
Registration confirmation

Upon registration you should receive an automated confirmation email. Please contact [email protected] if after 24 hours this has not been received.

Visa applications

If you need a letter of invitation for a visa application, we will be happy to supply this after we have received full payment.

The Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform has primary responsibility for Ireland’s immigration and visa policy. For more information on visa requirements for Ireland please see their website www.dfa.ie

Please note that all conference delegates are responsible for their own travel and visa arrangements; the Microbiology Society will not take any responsibility for travel or visa problems.

Payment information

All registration fees must be paid in full BEFORE arrival at the meeting. Any outstanding registration fees must be paid before admittance will be granted to the meeting.


Refunds will not be provided.

Substitutions of attendees can be made at any time by contacting [email protected].

Destination and Accommodation


This meeting will take place at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Surrey.


School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Surrey
Daphne Jackson Road

Getting there

By road

Plan your journey here.

The post code is: GU2 7AD

By train

The closest station to the venue is Guildford station. The railway service is South Western Railway. There are frequent trains from London Waterloo. 

You can plan your journey via National Rail's website.

From Guildford Station to the University of Surrey, it is a 35-minute walk or a 10-minute cab ride. Cabs are available at the station and a one-way trip costs approximately £10.

By air

The nearest airport is London Heathrow. Public transport to the venue will take approximately 1½ hours. Alternatively, a cab is about a 30-minute drive.


Limited on-campus accommodation will be available.

Other options include:

Society Conference Grants

Society Conference Grants will be available to support eligible members wishing to present at this Focused Meeting. Support is also available for members requiring support for caring costs associated with conference attendance. The closing date for applications is to be confirmed. You can apply for a grant before receiving notification about the outcome of your abstract submission. A conditional grant offer can be made without evidence of abstract acceptance if unavailable at the time of application, however evidence must be provided to claim any grant offered.

Exhibition & Sponsorship

The event is run in association with the Journal of Medical Microbiology.

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available for this meeting. For more information, please contact: [email protected] or download the exhibition pack. 

Exhibition Pack Emerging Zoonoses and AMR: A Global Threat


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