Events Calendar

Currently most people are unaware of the very real risk posed by the increasing resistance to antibiotics. There is a need to develop catalysts for change and civil society involvement in awareness raising, development and implementation of containment strategies. This is a Call to Action: join us.

Please send details of your event to events [at] combatamr.org for listing in the Event calendar.

>SUPERBUGS: THE FIGHT FOR OUR LIVES  - Free Special exhibition until Mid-March 2019.

https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/superbugs-fight-our-lives


Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus
Aureus (MRSA)

Science Museum   Exhibition Rd, Kensington, London SW7 2DD.
Free admission to Exhibition

Antibiotics have enabled us to combat diseases that were once untreatable. But bacteria have fought back, evolving into superbugs resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics.

The exhibition explores how society is responding to the enormous challenge of antibiotic resistance, featuring scientific research from across the globe and the personal stories of those waging war on the superbugs.

 

 

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past conferences & events

>22nd ADNAT Convention:International Symposium on Antibiotic Resistance

5-8 March 2019.   Indian Institute of Technology,(IIT) Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India.
https://www.arohp2019.com/symposium. ​​
Organiser: The Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology,(IIT)  Roorkee (India). Association for the Promotion of DNA Fingerprinting and other DNA Technologies (ADNAT)
Hands-on Workshop on Antibiotic Resistance - Lets get practical
8 – 11, March 2019 I Roorkee (India). All workshop participants MUST attend the symposium.
AROHP-2019 Workshop on Antibiotic Resistance – Let’s Get Practical is a four-day extensive event where each participant will be provided with hands-on experience in performing state-of-the-art modern techniques in antibiotic resistance screening and diagnostics employing sophisticated instrumentation.

>Novel Antimicrobials and AMR Diagnostics 2019

https://amr-conference.com/home/
14-15 March 2019. Berlin. The Berlin Conference on Life Sciences "Novel Antimicrobials & Diagnostics" series aims to serve as a platform for SMEs, startups, big pharma, academia, investors and governmental institutions to pick up innovative ideas, to address the specific challenges faced by SMEs and to discuss strategies to bring new antimicrobial treatments and diagnostics to the patient.

>International Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance (ICAMR) 2019, 

http://www.http://icamr-uae.com/
21st to 23rd March 2019. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

ICAMR 2019 promises an enriching scientific and educational gathering, which will shed light on the latest advances in research and practice through presentations, workshops and interactive discussions with current, in-depth quality scientific contents in the field of Antimicrobial Resistance. The conference is organized by the National Committee of AMR in UAE.Logo

>ECCMID, the 29th Annual Congress

https://www.escmid.org/research_projects/eccmid/
13-16th April 2019. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The 29th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases - ECCMID - The Society's annual congress. ESCMID's yearly congress attracts nearly 13'000 participants and offers a wide range of sessions including: keynotes, symposia, poster sessions, educational workshops, meet-the-expert sessions and more.

>ICOHAR 2019

16-18 April 2019. Utrecht.  jaarbeusplein, Utrecht (NL)  
It is generally recognized that control and prevention of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) requires a holistic One Health approach involving specialists from different sectors. In line with this concept, the 2nd ICOHAR aims at bringing together representatives from all relevant sectors (e.g. public health, human and veterinary medicine, livestock production, food safety and environmental sciences) to share research and education strategies for understanding and reducing the risks of AMR at the interphase between humans, animals and the environment. The programme does not only focus on zoonotic transfer of AMR but also on the numerous AMR-related challenges shared by clinicians, clinical microbiologists, infectious disease specialists and researchers working in these sectors.

>5th International Symposium on the Environmental Dimension of Antibiotic Resistance

9-14 June 2019.Hong Kong. Registration secretariat edar5 [at] hku.hk. Conference co-chairs: Professors Tong Zhang and Keiji Fukuda

The role of the environment in AMR was listed by UNEP Frontiers 2017 as the first of six emerging issues of environmental concern. EDAR1, held in Canada in 2012, was a catalyzing international effort to address the environmental aspect of this problem. This momentum continued with EDAR2, 3, and 4 in China, Germany and United States, respectively. Over these four conferences, the scope of discussion has grown in size and become more comprehensive. The focus of concerns at EDAR5 encompass all critical environmental aspects with an emphasis on considering issues holistically, and complementary to discussions in health and other arenas.       

>3rd International Caparica conference on Antibiotic Resistance

10-13 June 2019. Portugal.  Hotel Aldeia dos Capuchos Golf & SPA.   Conference website: http://www.ic2ar2019.com. Conference chairs:J. L. Capelo, C. Lodeiro

The primary objective of this meeting is to bring together researchers involved in antibiotic resistance prevention and control. The meeting will take an integrated approach to research and it will bring about researchers specializing in different subjects related to antibiotic resistance. We expected to present a universal vision of the importance of antimicrobial resistance in different ecosystems and what can be done about it.

During diverse sessions, all aspects related to epidemiology of resistance in animal and zoonotic pathogens, mobile elements containing resistance genes, proteomics of antimicrobial resistance, emerging antimicrobial resistance mechanisms, control of resistant infections, antimicrobial resistance in animal pathogens and its exchange with humans, organizing antibiotic surveillance, policies to stimulate drug development and discovery and alternatives strategies to overcome the problem of antimicrobial resistance worldwide will be discussed.

>International Conference on One Health Antimicrobial Resistance

http://neoh.onehealthglobal.net/our-events/international-conference-on-one-health-antimicrobial-resistance-2/
16-18 July 2019.   Amsterdam, Netherlands   Organiser: ESCMID
Abstract deadline: 19 December 2018

Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) requires a holistic One Health approach involving specialists from different sectors. In line with this concept, the 2nd edition of ESCMID ICOHAR will bring together representatives from the public health, medical, veterinary and food safety sectors to share research and education strategies and tools for understanding and reducing the risks of AMR from a One Health perspective. The conference aims at creating an interdisciplinary and inter-sectorial platform for ongoing dialogue and concerted action among scientists, professionals and policy makers.

>IPAC Canada and IFIC announce the 2019 Conjoint Conference in Quebèc City, Canada

https://ipac-canada.org/ipac-canada-annual-conference.php
Quebèc Convention Centre
Headquarter Hotel: Hilton Quèbec

 

>World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress 2018

07-08 November 2019
The World Anti-Microbial Resisitance Congress brings together all the stakeholders involved in developing new antimicrobial drugs and diagnostics. Provides opportunity to network and hear the perspectives of key health leaders on AMR issues.  The event focusses on one of the most important challenges currently facing the global healthcare sector: tackling scientific and economic issues around antimicrobial resistance.

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past conferences & events

>SYMPOSIUM | Mass Drug Administration and Antimicrobial Resistance, Feb 2019

20 February 2019, 13:00 to 18:30 (with reception). John Snow Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT
If you are interested to participate, please sign up HERE. The LSHTM AMR Centre, together with the MARCH and Malaria Centres, will hold a symposium on mass drug administration (MDA) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR).  MDA with antimicrobials is an intervention proposed to reduce morbidity and mortality of entire populations. While theory and some evidence show that this holds promise for achieving health targets, and even for stimulating economic growth, the approach generates some controversy. Critiques of MDA as a ‘magic bullet’ observe that it may have other, unintended and more detrimental effects, including on antimicrobial resistance. This issue is pertinent in child health, maternal health, malaria, HIV, neglected tropical diseases, and chronic diseases. It is relevant to both human and animal health interventions. This symposium will bring together academics and specialists from a range of scientific disciplines to discuss the state of evidence, and to propose an integrated research agenda that addresses these different concerns.

>The Antimicrobial Resistance Summit

26 March 2019.  BMA House, Tavistock Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 9JP.
For registration:Customer Services events [at] economist.com T: +44 (0) 20 7576 8118

The world is facing an imminent crisis of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). A growing range of disease-causing bacteria are proving difficult to treat; some are no longer treatable, even with the last line of antibiotic defences. In a classic case of market failure, ageing antibiotics that are increasingly less effective are not being replaced by new ones. Meanwhile, resistance is accelerating through the misuse and abuse of antibiotics—in humans, animals and the environment.

“Enough time has been wasted issuing warnings about antibiotic resistance.
The moment has come to do something about it”

The Economist

The Antimicrobial Resistance Summit asks why the global call to action on such a critical public good is now sputtering, and how renewed energy and momentum might be unlocked in the global fight against AMR. We ask how new voices can help broaden the AMR cause—from responsible investment and retailing to environmental groups and a wider universe of advocates. We ask for action.

>Antimicrobial Resistance Centre

01 April 2019. 17:00 - 18:30. Admission Free. Registration required.
Venue:  John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT

Inaugural event of the new LSHTM Innovation Series features a fireside chat with Dr Annalisa Jenkins, Dr Precious Lunga and the Director of LSHTM, Prof Peter Piot. Speakers will share their perspectives on what innovation means to them, how to create organisational cultures that inspire innovation, as well as personal reflections on how innovation has shaped their careers and the challenges they have faced along the way. In this informal conversation with Prof Piot there will be plenty of opportunities for Q&A with the audience.

ANNUAL EVENTS

EUROPEAN ANTIBIOTIC AWARENESS DAY 

antibiotic.ecdc.europa.eu/en
Antibiotic misuse in hospitals is a major driver of antibiotics resistance. ... Everyone can join the campaign on European Antibiotics Awareness Day- posting ...
‎About · ‎Patient stories · ‎Plan a campaign · ‎News release

> (@EAAD_EU) | Twitter

https://twitter.com/eaad_eu?lang=en
European Antibiotic Awareness Day, every 18 November, raises awareness on the public health threat of antibiotic resistance. ... antibiotic.ecdc.europa.eu. ... @EAAD_EU #EAAD TAC meeting.pic.twitter.com/8iwSpSUHZZ.

#KeepAntibioticsWorking

On the occasion of EAAD 2018, we are asking doctors, nurses, hospital managers, pharmacists, farmers, veterinarians, policymakers, professional and patient organisations, governmental institutions, and the general public, amongst others, to share a message via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, explaining what they are doing to ensure that these medicines remain effective. Everyone is responsible for keeping antibiotics working!

If you wish to support the campaign, share messages, pictures or videos during the week 12—18 November 2018, using the hashtag #KeepAntibioticsWorking. Tell the world what you do, in your professional or personal life, at individual or collective level, to use antibiotics responsibly and keep them working!

>ECDC Directory of online resources for the prevention and control of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and healthcare-associated infections (HAI)

Home | EUROPEAN ANTIBIOTIC AWARENESS DAY

antibiotic.ecdc.europa.eu/en
Antibiotic misuse in hospitals is a major driver of antibiotics resistance. ... Everyone can join the campaign on European Antibiotics Awareness Day- posting ...
‎About · ‎Patient stories · ‎Plan a campaign · ‎News release

>About - European Antibiotic Awareness Day

https://antibiotic.ecdc.europa.eu/en/about
The European Antibiotic Awareness Day is an annual European public health initiative that takes place on 18 November to raise awareness about the threat to public health of antibiotic resistance and the importance of prudent antibiotic use. The latest data confirms that across the European Union the number of patients infected by resistant bacteria is increasing and that antibiotic resistance is a major threat to public health.

>WHO | World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 12-18 November 2018

www.who.int/campaigns/world-antibiotic-awareness-week/en/
http://www.who.int/who-campaigns/world-antibiotic-awareness-week

Each November, World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) aims to increase global awareness of antibiotic resistance (AMR) and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.
Since their discovery, antibiotics have served as the cornerstone of modern medicine. However, the persistent overuse and misuse of antibiotics in human and animal health have encouraged the emergence and spread of AMR, which occurs when microbes, such as bacteria, become resistant to the drugs used to treat them.

>UK Government and EAAD

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/european-antibiotic-awareness-day-resources
The European Antibiotic Awareness Day is supported in England by the Department of Health and its advisory committee on antimicrobial resistance and health care associated infections (ARHAI). The NHS, local authorities and others are asked to support EAAD to promote greater awareness of the issue locally and nationally. 

>Keep Antibiotics Working’ campaign re-launched

http://antibioticguardian.com/keep-antibiotics-working/
23.10.2018. The campaign educates the public about the risks of antibiotic resistance, urging people to always take the advice of healthcare professionals as to when they need antibiotics. The campaign also provides effective self-care advice to help individuals and their families feel better if they are not prescribed antibiotics. Watch the new campaign video!

"The UK has made great efforts in recent years to reduce prescribing rates of antibiotics, however, there continues to be a real need to preserve the drugs we have so that they remain effective for those who really need them and prevent infections emerging in the first place. This is not just an issue for doctors and nurses, the public have a huge role to play – today’s data and the launch of the national ‘Keep Antibiotics Working’ campaign must be a further wake-up call to us all."

Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England.

>Antibiotic awareness resources: 2017 - GOV.UK

https://www.gov.uk/government/.../european-antibiotic-awareness-day-resources
Antibiotic Guardian is a UK-wide campaign to improve and reduce antibiotic prescribing and use. ... as part of the UK 5 Year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2013 to 2018. ... European Antibiotic Awareness Day: evaluations.

Penicillin heralded the dawn of the antibiotic age - due to overuse and misuse we are approaching a post-antibiotic age.