SfAM Antimicrobial Resistance Meeting

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SfAM Antimicrobial Resistance Meeting

PREVENTION, CONTAINMENT, CONTROL

 7 December 2015 | 09:00 – 17:00

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, UK

 

The Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM) presents a meeting to look at AMR from clinical (medical and veterinary), environmental and economic viewpoints and ask the question: are we doing enough to prevent the predicted scenario of being “cast back into the dark ages of medicine”?

This meeting gathers prominent stakeholders from government, funding agencies, pharma and academia to discuss the current efforts in tackling AMR.

David Cameron, UK Prime Minister echoed the thoughts of many world leaders and scientists when he said that a failure of action now will lead to an “almost unthinkable scenario where antibiotics no longer work and we are cast back into the dark ages of medicine”.

This one-day conference presents solutions and updates on AMR through keynote speakers, case studies, presentations, expert opinion and a panel discussion and invites you to join in the AMR conversation.

 

Programme

09:00 – 09:30 Tea, coffee, exhibition and registration

09:30 – 09:35 Chairman’s welcome

09:35 – 10:15 Where we are now. Tim Walsh, Cardiff University, UK

10:15 – 10:45 The O’Neill Review – what is the economic impact of AMR? Anthony McDonnell, O’Neill Review, UK

10:45 – 11:15 Environmental resistance. Will Gaze, University of Exeter, UK

11:15 – 11:45 CPE, CRE, CPO and CRABs. Jon Otter, Kings College London, UK

11.45 – 12.35 Panel Discussion – will we be cast back into the dark ages of medicine?

12:35 – 14:00 Lunch and exhibition

14:00 – 14:30 Clinician’s view. Vanya Gant, University College Hospital, UK

14:30 – 15:00 Vet’s view. Tim Potter and Matt Dobbs, Westpoint Farm Vets, UK

15:00 – 15:30 AMR in companion animals. Nicola Williams, University of Liverpool, UK

15:30 – 16:00 Future prospects. Katie Hopkins, Public Health England, UK

16:00 – 17:00 Tea, coffee, exhibition and networking

 

The bookings page and programme for this event can be accessed through www.sfam.org.uk. Registration closes on 23 November 2015.

For further information, contact Sally Hawkes by email:

sally@sfam.org.uk or phone: +44 (0)1933 382191

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