The Center for Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbial Genomics (CARMiG) at McGovern Medical School is inviting researchers, faculty, and students out to the first annual Texas Medical Center Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship Conference Jan. 17 through 19.

The three-day conference, hosted by CARMiG, Houston Health Department, and the Gulf Coast Consortia (GCC) will feature global leaders in antimicrobial resistance research and will be held at the BioScience Research Collaborative (6500 Main St.). Attendance at the event also offers CME and ACPE credit.

Among some of the keynote speakers include Dr. Helen Boucher from Tufts University, Dr. Patrice Courvalin from Institut Pasteur in Paris, and Dr. Ramanan Laxminarayan from Princeton University. Courvalin will deliver the opening lecture, titled “The Future of Antibiotics,” at 8:30 a.m. following registration Jan. 17. Other speakers include Dr. Louis Rice of Brown University, Dr. Victor Torres of New York University, Dr. Angela Caliendo of Brown Unviersity, and speakers from UTHealth, including Dr. William Miller, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, and Dr. Herbert DuPont, professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, among others.

Students can purchase tickets to the event for $25, post docs for $50, GCC member faculty and staff for $125, and a ticket for Friday attendance only is available for $75. Admission includes a light breakfast, boxed lunch, and one parking validation per day.

To receive credit for participation, students must claim their credit via the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP) Education Portal no later than March 5. A live event “secret code” will be provided during the event and this code must be used to claim credit and a session evaluation must be completed online at

For a complete agenda and to register for the conference, visit the event’s website here.