The global spread of antibiotic resistance poses a major threat to both human and animal health. If current trends continue, drug-resistant infections could kill 10 million people per year globally by 2050 at a cumulative cost of 100 trillion USD. 8 So-called ‘superbugs’ are strains of bacteria that have become multi-drug resistant; their prevalence is largely fueled by inappropriate use of antibiotics. Increasing ‘superbug’ resistance to broad spectrum antibiotics is impeding the ability of medical professionals to treat human common diseases.
There are several international and national initiatives to prevent the onset of a ‘post-antibiotic’ era. What can and should consumers do to accelerate and make international and national AMR initiatives more effective?
This event will look at the non-therapeutic use of antibiotics in animal agriculture, review research linking it to human antibiotic resistance and discuss initiatives at the international and national levels to prevent the onset of a ‘post-antibiotic’ era.
Speakers include high-profile academics and researchers, government officials, regulatory authorities and civil society representatives from both sides of the Atlantic.
Registration for the event is now open. Those interested are kindly recommended to register their participation by completing and submitting the Online Registration Form no later than Friday, 17 March 2017.
The final programme for the event is available here.