Welcome Message by Organising Chair

I am honoured to be the organising chair of the 18th Asia Pacific Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infection. Singapore is well-connected to the rest of Asia and the world, and a veritable cultural melting pot of Asia and the world. You will find it a safe and clean city, with great food and excellent entertainment, and an efficient public transport system. I trust you will find it a great venue to participate in APCCMI 2020.

The congress brings together the latest in clinical microbiology and infectious diseases, as well as science and medicine. There will be meet-the-expert sessions, keynote and plenary lectures, and multiple concurrent symposia by regional and international experts. We will present awards for best abstracts as well as APSCMI and SIDS Young Investigator Awards in collaboration with Institut Merieux. We expect more than 1000 delegates from across Asia, which will generate multiple opportunities to exchange ideas and establish collaboration. We plan to bring you the latest in industry exhibition featuring the latest drugs and vaccines, laboratory and scientific equipment and infection control technology.

To get the latest updates about APCCMI 2020, please register with our website. You will get updates on the scientific programme, pre-congress workshops, abstract submission, registration, accommodation, social programme, and exhibition. Please register early to avail of early bird rates, as well as rates for collaborating societies, low-and-middle-income countries and group discounts. My committee and I, and Singapore look forward to welcome you in November 2020.

Professor David Lye
President, Society of Infectious Diseases (Singapore)
Organising Chair, APCCMI 2020