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Antimicrobial resistance – addressing the threat to global health

Event

Starts:

May
222014

09:00

Ends:

May
232014

17:00

Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

Scientific discussion meeting organised in partnership with the Academy of Medical Sciences by Professor Sir Roy Anderson FMedSci FRS and Professor Sharon Peacock FMedSci.

Anti-microbial resistance is perceived as an increasing threat to health and well-being globally. This is not a new message – it is one that has been repeated many times over the past three decades. What is new today and is the problem reaching a level where front line treatment is regularly failing to control bacterial infections in patients? The meeting examines these questions and looks at novel approaches to alleviate this threat, or at least understand it better. Currently there is limited research by the major pharmaceutical companies on new drug targets and concomitantly, few new anti-microbial agents under clinical trials. This meeting also looks at the causes for slow progress in discovery by bringing together a multi-disciplinary group to discuss innovative approaches in the development of new anti-microbial measures, share insights and drive new ideas.

Download the programme (PDF).

Attending this event 

This event is intended for researchers in relevant fields and is free to attend. There are a limited number of places and registration is essential. An optional lunch is offered and should be booked during registration (all major credit cards accepted). 

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Antimicrobial resistance – addressing the threat to global health The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK