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IFoA Spring Lecture: Antimicrobial resistance: Global threat to health and economy

Thursday 27 April 2017 17:45 - 20:00

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has increased alarmingly, accelerated by the overuse of antibiotics in many countries for medicinal but also agricultural purposes. The scale of this problem has exploded in recent years, with AMR now being widely reported throughout the globe.  Scientists fear that we may now be close to tipping point where many of our front line drug therapies will be useless, triggering a public health and economic disaster. AMR is a complex issue, requiring a complex global solution.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has increased alarmingly, accelerated by the overuse of antibiotics in many countries for medicinal but also agricultural purposes. The scale of this problem has exploded in recent years, with AMR now being widely reported throughout the globe.  Scientists fear that we may now be close to tipping point where many of our front line drug therapies will be useless, triggering a public health and economic disaster. AMR is a complex issue, requiring a complex global solution.

We are honoured that Professor Dame Sally Davies will be delivering the 2017 IFoA’s Spring Lecture on the subject of AMR. Dame Sally will explore why AMR has developed to such an extent that it is now a threat to society. Furthermore, she will explain the roles and responsibilities of the government, policy makers and healthcare professionals in tackling this problem.

Come and join in the lecture and discussion on how we can all work together to face the challenges of AMR.

The lecture will be live streamed so if you are unable to attend in person you can still join in the event by signing up HERE

 

Speakers

17.45 - 18.00  Registration

18.00 - 19.00  Lecture

19.00 - 19.25  Q&A

19.25 - 19.30  Closing remarks

19.30 - 20.00  Drinks reception

20.00             Close

 

Location

Address

Royal College of Physicians
11 St Andrews Place
Regent’s Park
London NW1 4LE

Nearest Public Transport

Regent's Park station on the Bakerloo line (5 minutes walk) • Great Portland Street Station on the Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith and City lines (5 minutes walk) • Warren Street Station on the Victoria and Northern lines (10 minutes walk)

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