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Westminster Education Forum to hold seminar on Antimicrobial Resistance

By October 26, 2021No Comments

This conference will examine priorities for tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the UK, including progress on the UK’s five-year action plan, the impact of COVID-19 on global health systems, and the potential for harnessing new networks and opportunities for collaboration to drive forward progress.

The event takes place on Wednesday 1 December from 9am – 1pm (registration from 8.30am). Please register here, the event info page can be accessed here.

Key areas for discussion include:

  • priorities for combatting antimicrobial resistance domestically
  • the outlook for international collaboration
  • driving innovation and research and using shared expertise to develop new antibiotics
  • improving engagement with clinicians and patients to encourage the safe use of antibiotics
  • optimising the use of antimicrobials, surveillance, and infection prevention

The conference takes place following:

  • the UK Government presenting to the UN its priorities for tackling ‘the silent pandemic of antimicrobial resistance’, including:
    • improving the way antibiotics are used
    • developing new antibiotics and supply chain safety – including via global standards
  • G7 health ministers identifying AMR as a key area for strategic action at their recent meeting for the G7 Summit
  • the UK’s five-year action plan for AMR, which outlines the priorities for achieving the UK’s 2040 vision for the containment and control of AM

The forum are pleased to be able to include keynote contributions from:

  • Professor Dame Sally Davies, UK Special Envoy on AMR for UK Government and lately Chief Medical Officer for England
  • Dr Haileyesus Getahun, Director, Global Coordination and Partnership and Tripartite Joint Secretariat on AMR, World Health Organisation
Ben Kemp