The Gamechangers I Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance: Past, Present, and the Future

23 September 2021

05:00 PM - 06:30 PM KST


Drug-resistant infections are a growing and persistent problem.

This webinar, "AMR Surveillance: Past, Present, and the Future," will look at how antimicrobial resistance (AMR) developed over time and the risks it presents if not addressed.

The online event is part of "The Gamechangers," a series of six AMR policy webinars organized by the Regional AMR Data Analysis for Advocacy, Response, and Policy (RADAAR) Consortium. The webinars are part of a wider critical reflection and engagement initiative to influence contemporary AMR policy by strategically leveraging data to answer five key questions:

  1. “Where are we today?”
  2. “Where do we need to go?”
  3. “How do we get there?”
  4. “What works?”
  5. “What’s it going to cost?”

The experts and thought-leaders featured in the webinars will offer new insights and raise provocative questions toward inspiring bold and creative approaches for stopping the emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections.

A wide range of AMR policy topics will be covered in depth, including prevention and control strategies, new surveillance methods and technologies, such as whole genome sequencing, linking the technical and social dimensions of AMR, and the potential of artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms. 


  • Dr. John Stelling, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University
  • Dr. David Aanensen, Big Data Institute, Oxford University
  • Moderator: Dr. Pascale Ondoa, African Society of Laboratory Medicine 

Biographies of all speakers, discussants, and moderators can be found here.