The Gamechangers I Critical Reflections: The Global Antimicrobial Resistance Response
16 September 2021
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM KST
There is real and growing concern that global action to address drug-resistant infections is not happening at the scale and urgency needed.
Are we gambling away the bedrock of modern medicine and putting the world at serious risk of a post-antibiotic era? Is access to life-saving drugs being jeopardized through excessive misuse, unenforceable policies, and a failure to effectively communicate the risk of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to decision makers and society at large?
The Regional AMR Data Analysis for Advocacy, Response, and Policy (RADAAR) Consortium organized The Gamechangers, a series of six AMR policy webinars, which are part of a wider critical reflection and engagement initiative to influence contemporary AMR policy by strategically leveraging data to answer five key questions:
The webinars will feature leading scientists, economists, policy experts, activists, and the private sector.
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.
The experts and thought-leaders featured in the webinar will offer new insights and raise provocative questions toward inspiring bold and creative approaches for stopping the emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections.
The first webinar, "Critical Reflections: The Global AMR Response", will feature Lord Jim O’Neill, former chair of the AMR Review, as the inaugural speaker, while International Vaccine Institute Director General Dr. Jerome Kim will provide opening remarks.
Biographies of all speakers, discussants, and moderators can be found here.