Morning, Wednesday, 6th February 2019
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This timely seminar focuses on latest developments in tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in England - with the 2013-2018 UK AMR Strategy due to complete soon.
It comes as it is announced that AMR will be central to the forthcoming 10-year plan for the NHS - with the plan set to focus on prevention, funding and research.
With a refreshed AMR strategy expected to include a 20-year vision and 5-year action plans, delegates will assess the way forward for delivery to ensure that key aims are met.
Delegates will also discuss the next steps for strengthening international collaboration on AMR, which is highlighted as a main strand of the UK biological security strategy - and follows £30m funding made available by the Government to support the global fight against AMR.
They will examine the measures being taken by industry and healthcare professionals to encourage the responsible use of antibiotics, including the impact of reimbursement models, and the use of antibiotics within farming and agriculture - looking at potential ways forward for developing a holistic approach to human, animal and environmental health.
Further sessions will look at the progress of research being conducted to accelerate new forms of treatment for drug resistant bacterial infections - including the impact of the new £32m funding made available for AMR research and the £10m Small Business Research Initiative to address AMR - as well as how diagnostics can be better utilised to guide treatment decisions.