CAGE-SMF Policy DiscussionThursday 19 Mar 2015
On Wednesday 29 April the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy is launching a new policy briefing paper by Professor Cormac O’Grada on Antimicrobial Resistance at The Social Market Foundation.
Date and time:
Wednesday 29 April 2015, 12.30 – 13.30
A light lunch will be served from 12.00
Social Market Foundation
11 Tufton Street, London, SW1P 3QB
Antimicrobials have played a major role in worldwide improvements of health and life expectancy since they became available in the 1930s. Today, the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is accelerating and will present profound challenges. AMR threatens the return of infectious diseases that were previously well controlled. It also threatens the routine use of surgical procedures for which antimicrobials are a standard post-operative precaution.
This discussion will consider how we can manage the challenge of AMR, focussing on three key questions:
- How can public health measures mitigate the spread of AMR?
- How far can we limit the use of antimicrobials to counteract increasing resistance to them?
- What can we expect from the pipeline of new drugs?
For more information please contact Tracy Evans: T.A.Evans@warwick.ac.uk