Experts in antimicrobial resistance come together to discuss this worldwide crisis

Feb 1, 2018 | News

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of today’s greatest long term national and international public health threats. Join the UBC Neglected Global Diseases Initiative and Center for International Child Health (BC Children’s Hospital) for the Antimicrobial Resistance Symposium on March 1 from 1-5 p.m. at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, UBC Vancouver Campus.

Internationally acclaimed experts in antimicrobial resistance will address both the international context and our local BC and Canadian context. The symposium, chaired by Dr. Victor Leung (Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control, Providence Health Care), will also include a panel discussion with researchers from UBC and BC Children’s Hospital who are tackling this problem from different angles. Together, we will explore the various avenues that perpetuate resistance to antibiotics, while learning about possible solutions to this worldwide crisis. 

Keynote speaker:

  • Dr. Ramanan Laxminarayan - Director, Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy; Senior Research Scholar, Princeton University; Former Advisory Committee Member, World Health Organization, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

Also featuring:

  • Dr. David Patrick - Medical and Epidemiology Lead for Antimicrobial Resistance and the Do Bugs Need Drugs Program, BC Centre for Disease Control

Panel discussion: "How Can Local Action Help in the Global Fight Against AMR?"

  • Dr. Ramanan Laxminarayan
  • Dr. David Patrick
  • Dr. Ashley Roberts, Medical Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Provincial Health Services Authority
  • Dr. Robert Hancock, Director, Centre for Microbial Disease and Immunity Research, UBC

The event is free but registration is required. Please register here!

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