Australian Society for Antimicrobials
PO Box 8266 Angelo St, South Perth, Western Australia 6151
Fax: 61 8 9450 8553, Email:, Twitter: @AusAntibiotics

Welcome to the web site of the Australian Society for Antimicrobials.

Since becoming an Incorporated Society in March 1999, ASA membership now covers a diverse background of professions interested in the study of antimicrobials including clinical microbiologists and infectious diseases physicians, respiratory and ICU physicians, medical and non-medical microbiologists and scientists, pharmacists, veterinarians, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and industry representatives from pharmaceutical and diagnostic/research biomedical companies.
On this site you can access the Society's Objectives, Constitution and the Committee Members.
The Society's Membership Subscription Form and details of the Annual Scientific Meeting can be downloaded.
Members of the Society can download current and previous newsletters, as well as abstracts from previous annual scientific meetings, in the Members Area.
Although ASA's membership is primarily based in Australia and New Zealand, it now extends to Asia, North America, Europe and the United Kingdom.

30 November - 3 December 2016

Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre

Latest BREAK POINT Newsletter

  - past newsletters available on the Public Newsletters page

Current Newsletter (members only):

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  • ASA Subscription
  • In the News
  • EUCAST and CLSI Susceptibility Updates
  • Laboratory Studies of Fosfomycin: Identifying Drug Parameters to Predict Killing of Gram-negative Organisms
  • 16th Asia Pacific Congress of Clinical Microbiologists and Infection
  • Meeting Calendar

Latest ASA News

  - more on the ASA News page

21 Mar 2016
2016 ASA Foundation Members
The Australian Society for Antimicrobials wishes to acknowledge the following companies for becoming Foundation (Sustaining) Members of the Society
10 Jan 2016
Antimicrobials 2016: ASA Travel Awards
On behalf of the ASA Committee I would like to congratulate the following ASA members for being awarded an ASA travel grant to attend Antimicrobials 2016:
Resolving the enigma of methicillin-resistance transfer in Staphylococcus aureus
J. Ramsay, Curtin University 

Zoonotic transmission of the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST612-IV equine strain
E. Raby, Fiona Stanley Hospital

The vancomycin LECOFF and vanB subtypes of E. faecium isolated in Australia
T. Lee, Murdoch University
Each awarded has been provided with a complementary ASA registration, return economy airfares and a three day per diem
7 Jun 2015
Australian National Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy
The Australian National Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy has been released by the Minister for Health and Sport and the Minister for Agriculture. A copy of the strategy is available at the following links:
The Australian Society for Antimicrobials is a member of the Australian Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (ASTAG) and has been heavily engaged in the development of this national strategy.