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Tackling antimicrobial resistance in the UK and the UK’s role on the global stage

December 2021


Price: £95 PLUS VAT
Format: DOWNLOADABLE PDF


This conference will examine priorities for tackling antimicrobial resistance in the UK, including progress on the UK’s five-year action plan, the impact of COVID-19 on global health systems, and the potential for harnessing new networks and opportunities for collaboration to drive forward progress.


Key areas for discussion include:


  • priorities for combatting antimicrobial resistance domestically
  • the outlook for international collaboration
  • driving innovation and research and using shared expertise to develop new antibiotics
  • improving engagement with clinicians and patients to encourage the safe use of antibiotics
  • optimising the use of antimicrobials, surveillance, and infection prevention

The conference takes place following:


  • the UK Government presenting to the UN its priorities for tackling ‘the silent pandemic of antimicrobial resistance’, including:
    • improving the way in which antibiotics are used
    • developing new antibiotics and supply chain safety - including via global standards
  • G7 health ministers identifying AMR as a key area for strategic action at their G7 Summit meeting
  • the UK’s five-year action plan for AMR, which outlines the priorities for achieving the UK’s 2040 vision for the containment and control of AMR

We are pleased to be able to include keynote contributions from:


  • Professor Dame Sally Davies, UK Special Envoy on AMR for UK Government and lately Chief Medical Officer for England
  • Dr Haileyesus Getahun, Director, Global Coordination and Partnership and Tripartite Joint Secretariat on AMR, World Health Organisation

The discussion is bringing together stakeholders with key policy officials who are due to attend from the Cabinet Office; DAERA, NI; DAFM; Defra; DIT; DHSC; the Department for Health, ROI; the FCDO; the Food Standards Agency; Food Standards Scotland; HMRC; House of Commons Library; MHRA; the House of Commons Library; the Office for Life Sciences; the NAO; The Scottish Government; the VMD; and the Welsh Government - as well as parliamentary pass-holders from the House of Commons.



This pack includes

  • Dropbox video recording of the conference
  • PDF transcript of the discussion, including all speaker remarks and Q&A
  • PDFs of speakers' slide material (subject to permission)
  • PDFs of the delegate pack, including speaker biographies and attendee list
  • PDFs of delegate articles