Royal Society of Edinburgh: The Ticking Time Bomb of Antimicrobial Resistance

  • Event:  The Ticking Time Bomb of Antimicrobial Resistance - What can we do and where do we go next?
  • When:  Wednesday 8 June 2016
  • Time:  from 1.30 - 5 pm
  • Location:  The Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh
  • Host:  The Royal Society of Edinburgh, The Young Academy of Scotland, and the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) Scotland Group
  • Registration:  Please visit Royal Society of Edinburgh website

As part of Dame Sally Davies the Royal Society of Edinburgh is hosting a number of activities exploring the challenges of Antimicrobial Resistance 

  • Expert Panel Debate

    • Chance to hear from some of Scotland's distinguished leaders within Antimicrobial Resistance:
    • Speakers include
      • Dame Sally Davies (Chief Medical Officer for England)     
      • Professor Ross Fitzgerald (Roslin Institute, Univeristy of Edinburgh)
      • Dr Ian Laurenson (Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh              
      • Professor Dilip Nathwani (President British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy)
      • Professor Stuart Reid  (Royal Veterinary College, London)     
      • Dr Jack Scannell (Honorary Fellow Innogen Institute , University of Edinburgh)
      • Sheila Voas (Chief Veterinary Officer for Scotland)
      • Professor Mark Woolhouse (Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh)
  • One-off workshop

    • Exploring Stakeholder Perspectives in Antimicrobial Resistance.   This workshop will explore how antimicrobial resistant infections are portrayed in the media and how these stories are not always representative of the science they report.

  • Exhibition

    • Highlighting the progress Scottish researchers and clinicians are making to address AMR.

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