This conference will be held to celebrate the 150th birthday
of Paul Ehrlich, who made a Nobel Prize Laureate in 1908. He was probably
one of the most ingenious and visionary pharmacologists of the last century.
The work of Paul Ehrlich led to the first antibiotic ever developed by
systematic research. The anti-syphilitic agent called Salvarsan® (Arsphenamine,
"compound 606") confronted great challenges to its appropriate
dosing, challenges that Ehrlich met with brilliant published fundamental
work that still applies. He would certainly have been honored by this
conference. We will remember Paul Ehrlich in many ways in our scientific
and celebration program. The
conference will be under the auspices of the International Society of
Chemotherapy and other German and international societies dedicated to
the work of Paul Ehrlich.
Dosing the magic bullets - clinicians meet pharmacologists
There is no doubt that dosing of anti-infectives
is still a major issue in the use of these agents. Recently the dosing
aspect has very much been directed to optimization of antibiotic therapy
and resistance issues by applying the new pharmacokinetic (PK)/pharmacodynamic
(PD) principles. In previous decades, dosing issues and drug monitoring
were more related to predicting adverse events. No conference has yet
focused exclusively on dosing by applying the new PK/PD principles that
have led to many new insights. This conference gathers the leaders in
this field of PK/PD and clinical medicine to exchange views. The PK/PD
group will review the concepts and the clinicians will show which principles
have been acknowledged and introduced into antimicrobial therapy. Active
participation of the attendees in this conference is assured by using
modern technology. Use this excellent opportunity of clinicians meeting
Discuss and evaluate dosing guidelines
Use of antiinfectives and dosing guidelines from scientific organizations,
hospitals or other groups are cordially invited to participate in the
conference. During the whole conference a "Guidelines' Corner"
will allow discussion of guidelines from around the globe - WORLD CONFERENCE!
Make yourself heard by submitting a poster on your guidelines and participate
in the "Ehrlich-Magic-Bullet"-Award (see poster
abstract and poster guidelines
The new principles of PK/PD offer fascinating opportunities to optimize
anti-infective therapy. At the conference, participants have two consecutive
options to study PK/PD and dosing issues. At the post-graduate workshop
from Monday to Wednesday, leading experts in PK/PD from the International
Society of Antiinfective Pharmacology will lead teaching courses in this
field (see program). Everything will be truly hands-on - with a computer,
the right software and true data sets from the 'real world'. There will
also be a bioanalytical component with chromatography, mass spectrometry,
microdialysis, protein binding and tissue level determination planned.
See how the professionals do this. The whole week can truly be a week
of Ehrlich excellence. Ehrlich in German also means 'true', 'honest' and
The logo shows the three major steps to Ehrlich's magic bullets: methylene
blue to fight malaria (1891), trypan red against trypanosomes (1904),
yellow - the color of 'Compound 606' (Salvarsan), the first antibiotic
and truly Ehrlich's MAGIC BULLET (1910) against syphilis.
We invite poster submissions of new and original data. Interesting case
reports and opinion papers that stimulate discussion are also welcomed.
Make yourself heard on a controversial issue or present a new laboratory
method, new calculation methods or simply something you want to have discussed
in a stimulating environment.
Communication between participants
In the spirit of Paul Ehrlich, special areas will be assigned for attendees
from around the world to meet and exchange ideas. The conference site
will also be decorated to honor Paul Ehrlich´s work and achievements.
Paul Ehrlich loved colors; as a scientist he used dyes to fight against
infectious agents and as an artist he liked to play with colors in his
laboratory notebooks or sketches that he prepared wherever he had to explain
his ingenious 'colorful' theories. The young artists who created their
Ehrlich-inspired artwork will be on hand to discuss their work. Ehrlich's
work will also be celebrated in a specially written play which will be
performed during the gala evening. This conference is held in the city
of the famous artist, Albrecht Dürer, where we will invite young
artists to use the Ehrlich colors to decorate and enlighten this unique
The conference venue
Nürnberg is one of Germany's most enchanting cities. In 1424 Nürnberg
was designated as the location for the safekeeping of the imperial jewels
and the imperial relics. The Free Imperial City was at its zenith and
was often called the 'capital of the Middle Ages'. This European metropolis
developed into a centre of German humanistic sciences, arts and sculpture.
Martin Behaim designed the first globe while Hans Sachs and the poetry
of the Meistersingers made the city one of world renown. The wood carver
Veit Stoß and the sculptor Adam Kraft created works of art of the
highest European level, while Albrecht Dürer, one of the Renaissance's
greatest painters, was born in Nürnberg. After a dark episode in
the last century, in recent years the city has gained a reputation for
its annual international human rights prize. Nürnberg is a flourishing
and thoroughly modern city. It is sure to provide the best possible welcome
to the scientists and historians from around the world.
Gala evening celebrating Paul
Do not miss this great event to celebrate Paul Ehrlich. Highlights include:
1. A play celebrating Paul Ehrlich that has been written
exclusively for the conference
2. Listen to the recollections of someone who knew Paul
3. A 'magic gift' for all participants of the scientific
THE HISTORY AND CELEBRATION
PAUL EHRLICH BIOGRAPHY WORKSHOP, EXHIBITION AND PLAY
Learn more about this great scientist's visionary abilities and lifetime
- Attend the first-ever historians' and chemotherapy
researchers' conference on Paul Ehrlich.
- View previously unseen exhibits of Paul Ehrlich
- See artists using Ehrlich's colors; Ehrlich loved
to use and play with colors - in the laboratory and elsewhere
- Join a great celebration dinner on Friday, September
10, 2004, with the première of a play celebrating Paul Ehrlich
that has been written exclusively for this conference
- Receive your unique 'Magic Gift', which you can only
receive on the gala evening, and has never been given before
- Fritz Sörgel, Nürnberg-Heroldsberg, Germany (Chairman),
- George L Drusano, Albany, NY, USA (Co Chairman),
- Dieter Adam, Munich, Germany (Honorary Secretary),
- Kurt G Naber, Straubing, Germany (Honorary Treasurer),
- Klaus-Friedrich Bodmann, Hildesheim, Germany (Satellite Symposia Coordinator).
E-Mail Address of Conference
use this address exclusively)
Address for correspondence and
Whenever during the preparation of this conference in the months ahead
or during the conference you have a special need or need help, please
feel free to contact me at any time:
Professor Fritz Sörgel
Institute for Biomedical and
90562 Nürnberg - Heroldsberg,
Tel: +49 911 518 290
Fax: +49 911 518 2920
early to qualify for the following great offers
- A "Week of Ehrlich Excellence"
including the Main-Conference, PK/PD-General Concepts Workshop (on Tuesday),
Pre-Conference-ISAP-Workshop (on Wednesday), the gala evening, accommodation
for 6 nights (September 06-11, 2004, hotel category C or D) for 700
- A "Week of Ehrlich Excellence" with registration
after June 01, 2004, fee will be 900 EUR.
- For registration before June 01, 2004, the fee will
be 150 EUR for the conference (Thursday 01:30 PM - Saturday 04:00 PM).
- For registration after June 01, 2004, the fee will
be 200 EUR for the conference (Thursday 01:30 PM - Saturday 04:00 PM).
- 100 EUR for each pre-conference workshop (per day)
for registrations before June 01, 2004.
- 150 EUR for each pre-conference workshop (per day)
for registrations after June 01, 2004.
- Special fees for students, residents and trainee
physicians or colleagues from eastern Europe.
- Special fees for colleagues from the developing world