Antimicrobial Resistance: Why is it important?
The AMR Centre at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Longitude Prize present an evening event on the race to find a solution to one of the most pending public health issues of our time.
Join us on 10 October 2018, at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine to learn, discuss and network:
- Introduction to the Longitude Prize and the AMR Centre
- Short documentary “Fighting Superbugs in India”
- Panel discussion and Q&A
- Informal drinks reception and superbugs game competition
Caroline Purslow: Programme Manager, Longitude Prize and Global Health Team, Challenge Prize Centre, NESTA
Tina Joshi: Lecturer in Molecular Microbiology at the University of Plymouth, teaching clinical microbiology and antibiotic stewardship at the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry. Tina specialises in development of novel rapid point of care detection systems for antibiotic resistant bacteria and in infection control and is competing for the Longitude Prize.
Rose Brade: Health communications professional. Researcher at The University of Leeds in student attitudes to rapid point-of-care diagnostics and the avoidance of antibiotic resistance.
Laith Yakob: Associate Professor at the Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene & tropical Medicine. Laith is an infectious disease ecologist with particular interest in vector-borne diseases. He is also a member of the management committee of the AMR Centre.
The discussion will be moderated by Sam Willcocks. Sam is a Research Fellow at the Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases. Sam completed his PhD at the Royal Veterinary College and is currently contributing to the development of new vaccines and antibiotics against globally important infectious diseases. He is also a member of the management committee of the AMR Centre.