The ISC promotes the conduct of scientific research, convening international congresses, conferences and symposia and encourages co-operation within the society and between scientists belonging to other societies dealing with related basic and clinical sciences. In the last decade, most of the society work has been on antimicrobials. The ISC currently has 25 Working Groups and actively encourages and/or sponsors the formation of international working groups for special research, training projects or the use of therapeutics in the field of anti-infective and anti-neoplastic therapy and coordinating their activities.
ICC 2017 The ICC Congress was first held in Geneva, Switzerland in 1959 and took place every two years thereafter. The Congress aspires to create a global network of national and international societies for exchange of information and knowledge in between. This may foster collaborations among the specialists in the field of infectious diseases, antimicrobial chemotherapy and clinical microbiology from all over the world. This biennial Congress became one of the largest gathering of its kind.