External events you might be interested in

The DRIVE-AB final conference: Revitalizing the antibiotic pipeline, stimulating innovation while driving sustainable use and global access
The final DRIVE-AB conference is a high-level event aimed at policy- and decision-makers from across the globe, as well as regulatory and public health experts and economists from institutions including the World Health Organization, the World Bank, the European Commission, and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among others. The purpose of the event is to:

  • Discuss the consortium’s final results and recommendations,
  • Consider how recommended economic models can be implemented, and
  • Engage with a wide variety of international stakeholders to improve understanding of the societal value of antibiotics and to identify stakeholders’ potential roles in the implementation of the consortium’s recommendations.

When: 5-6 September 2017
Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel in Brussels.
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The University of Nottingham’s program “Bridging the Gaps: Systems-level approaches to antimicrobial resistance” will host an AMR conference
This will be held on the Thur 7 and Fri 8 Sept, including an evening reception with dinner provided. See poster and draft agenda. Register at this link for Universities (other than The University of Nottingham), industry, NHS Trusts, Public Health England, RCUK and other funding organisations. Contact info: Harry Moriarty, 0115 74 86317, @bridgingthegaps
When: 7–8 September 2017
Where: University of Nottingham, UK

The UCL Drug Discovery Cluster plan an “away day” at London Bridge on Thur 7 Sept. The afternoon session will focus on infection and AMR, with an aim to identify opportunities to establish drug discovery projects with LSHTM. To register your interest in attending, contact Jess Healy.
When: 7 September 2017
Where: John Trevor Williams Room, London Bridge, London, UK

Antimicrobial Resistance and Host-Pathogen symposium at Sheffield on 19–20 September 2017. ‘The Drugs Don’t Work’ is the launch symposium for the Florey Institute at the University of Sheffield (www.floreyinstitute.com) and the final event for the Sheffield Antimicrobial Resistance Network (SHAMROK, http://www.shamrok.org).
When: 19–20 September 2017
Where: Florey Institute at the University of Sheffield
More information (including details on registration – £60 for external staff, £30 for external students)

IDWeek 2017, a meeting for health professionals from varied backgrounds, coordinated through a partnership among The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS). Early-bird registration date: 7 July
When: 4–8 October 2017
Where: San Diego, California, USA

Antimicrobials and Resistance: Opportunities and Challenges attempts to address the challenge of antimicrobials and resistance by engaging diverse global perspectives on this topic, and includes speakers and attendees from academic research, industrial drug development, and healthcare practice and policy.
Discounted Registration Deadline: August 29, 2017

When: 29 October – 1 November 2017
Where: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene 66th annual meeting is a five-day conference designed for researchers, government and public health officials, students and all health care providers working in the fields of tropical medicine, hygiene and global health. Registration opens 15 June.
When: 5–9 November 2017
Where: Baltimore, Maryland USA

Public Health England and Indian partners are organizing a workshop called “working at the chemistry-microbiology interface to develop new antibiotics”
It is aimed at early career scientists; there will be 20 participants from the UK and 20 participants from India. There is an application process for attendance
When: 14–18 December 2017
Where: Bengaluru at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases

Federation of Infection Societies Conference 2017
The Federation of Infection Societies (FIS) is holding its Annual Conference, Action on Infection, in November 2017. The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy is this year’s hosting organisation on behalf of the Federation.
The programme will cover infection prevention and control, existing, new and emerging diagnostics, challenges in treatment and infection management in adult and paediatric medicine, antimicrobial resistance, stewardship, education and measurement of consumption. The challenges in our field are many and multi-disciplinary and the conference programme will deliver education, share expertise and offer insights across plenary, parallel and workshop sessions, in addition to the keynote eponymous lectures by leaders in the field.
When: 30 November – 2 December 2017
Where: International Convention Centre, Birmingham

Antibiotic Resistance and Mechanisms
Workshop for Researchers
The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy is hosting the twelfth Antibiotic Resistance Mechanisms Workshop for Researchers.
This workshop will offer members of the UK community researching mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance the opportunity to meet to consolidate and extend the expertises held within individual laboratories in the United Kingdom. It will provide a much needed forum to allow the sharing of knowledge between all grades of researchers, including PhD students and technicians.
When: 7–8 December 2017
Where: Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre