External events coming up

The Science Museum’s exhibit on “Superbugs: the Fight for our Lives”, advised by AMR Centre members, is on-going.

21–22 June 2018. Focused Meeting 2018: Microbes and Mucosal Surfaces (University College Dublin). This meeting aims to bring together microbiologists in Ireland, the UK and further afield working on both bacteria and viruses that live at mucosal surfaces to share their knowledge and expertise and promote collaboration. Poster abstract submission closed.

22–25 June 2018. 5th International OneHealth Conference. The 5th International One Health Congress is the world’s premier conference for the worldwide One Health community. Join the congress organizers, Prof. Ab Osterhaus and Prof. John Mackenzie, and One Health advocates from all over the globe in Saskatoon for four days of lectures, debates, workshops and symposia. Online abstract submission closed.

27 June 2018. Antibiotic Guardian Conference and Awards 2018. The National Conference will provide guidance, resources and information for practitioners on topics associated with antibiotic awareness and stewardship. The Antibiotic Guardian Awards on the same day will provide an opportunity to recognise and reward best-practice within Antibiotic Stewardship across the UK and Europe. This event will be held at Marriott Hotel, Regents Park, London.

2 July 2018. Focused Meeting 2018: Emerging Zoonoses and AMR (University of Surrey, UK). Key topics covered will be: novel and emerging antimicrobial resistance in animals and humans; emerging technologies for detecting and tracking pathogens and AMR; new and emerging viral, bacterial and parasitic infections of animals and humans; understanding global reservoirs of zoonotic diseases. Registration is closed.

4 July 2018. The Mould that Changed the World. Alexander Fleming’s death-defying worldly-wonder antibiotic drugs have saved us for the last 90 years. But bacterial resistance is growing, doomsday approaches. What better way to fight back than with a musical of epic proportions? Come along on Wednesday 4 July, 19:00 to the IMAX Theatre, The Science Museum, London.

16–21 September 2018. AMR in Bacterial Pathogens course; Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya. The aim of this course is to address some of these challenges by improving the knowledge and skills of individuals interested in antimicrobial resistance in bacterial pathogens in Africa. Application deadline has closed.

23–28 September 2018. Medicine Quality and Public Health Conference; Oxford, UK. The Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO) is organising the first-ever dedicated academic conference on Medicine Quality & Public Health that will bring together people from a diversity of sectors working in this field. It will bring together people from sectors such as: public health, national regulatory authorities, pharmacy, biomedical, chemistry, law, ethics, cultural and social sciences, the pharmaceutical industry, international organisations, NGOs, national procurement centres, and internet and pharmaceutical forensics. The deadline for registration is 31 August 2018. The final date for abstract submission is closed.

26–28 November 2018. EFFORT against antimicrobial resistance. The European EFFORT consortium will hold the International Conference “Antimicrobial Resistance in the Food Chain – From Science to Policy”. Please save the dates!


Previous events: 2018

17 January 2018. ‘Social Science, AMR and Diagnostics in Global Health’ Public Lecture at Edinburgh University by Dr. Clare Chandler. Register now for lecture, launch of http://www.diadev.eu , and networking lunch.

29 January – 3 February 2018. Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC), Bangkok, Thailand. Themed ‘Making the World Safe from the Threats of Emerging Infectious Diseases’ the programme will focus on antimicrobial resistance and zoonotic diseases.

30 January 2018. The Changing Markets Foundation are co-hosting an event at the European Parliament with the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) on ‘Tackling Pharmaceuticals in the Environment and Antimicrobial Resistance in Europe‘.

31 January 2018. Parliament Event; The Global Superbug Crisis. Featuring Dame Sally Davies, Lord Jim O’Neill, Dr Thomas Van Boeckel, Dr James Tibenderana and Dr Clare Chandler, this event will discuss the emerging global crisis of antimicrobial resistance.

19 February 2018. Soil: Exploring Tiny Things. ASCUS Lab, Summerhall Place, Edinburgh

21 February 2018. Innovation in the Microbiome by Innovation Forum London. B5 Auditorium, Franklin-Wilkins Building, London

6 March 2018. 2018 Jephcott Lecture – Professor Dame Sally Davies: the global challenge of drug resistant infections. Royal Society of Medicine

7–8 March 2018. Meeting of the Transatlantic Taskforce on AMR.

12–13 March 2018. BSAC Spring Conference 2018 – Progressing AMR: The trinity of prevention, preservation & promotion. Abstract submissions will close on the 12 January for oral and 16 February 2018 for posters.

19–20 March 2018. EFFORT: Metagenomics workshop. EFFORT Partners under the lead of DTU are offering a training course on the use of metagenomics for AMR surveillance. The training will consist of two components, starting with an online course followed by a workshop.

19–21 March 2018. Challenges and new concepts in antibiotics research Institut Pasteur – Paris – organised under the umbrella of the LabEx project “Integrated Biology of Infectious Diseases” (IBEID) directed by Pascale Cossart and Philippe Sansonetti.

27 March 2018. ‘Making open antimicrobial resistance (AMR) data happen‘, workshop by The Open Data Institute, Wellcome Trust, London

28 March 2018. Biopollution: Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment. This one-day symposium organised by the Environmental Chemistry Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry explores the chemistry and biochemistry of antimicrobial resistance in the environment, the policy relating to it and its effects on human health. The 2018 ECG Distinguished Guest Lecture will be provided by Professor Joakim Larsson (University of Gothenburg). You can register for the event on the RSC website. 

23 May 2018, 8:30 – 17:00, Geneva. International Global Health and AMR Workshop, World Federation of Public Health Associations. A one-day intensive training course, consisting of interactive presentations, discussions and practical problem exercises engaging in lively and productive discussions and contributions from all professionals engaged in antimicrobial resistance. Entrance is FREE but registration is mandatory online

24–25 May 2018. International Conference on Antimicrobial Research (ICAR2018 Conference). The ICAR Conference is a forum that has brought together researchers in the antimicrobial field every two years since 2010. This forum is aimed at communicating current research priorities and progress in the fields of antimicrobial science, biofilms, antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial natural products, biocides, and other related fields, as well as inspiring collaborations for future research. This event will be held at Terremolinos, Malaga (Spain).

4 June 2018. Warwick-Wellcome Quantitative Biomedicine Programme Annual SymposiumMicrobial Communities: decoding interactions. Registration is open for this one-day event which will bring together scientists working on a broad range of topics related to microbial communities.This event is just £25 for staff and free for students, and will take place at Scarman, University of Warwick.

7–11 June 2018. ASM Microbe 2018 (Atlanta, USA). connecting scientists with their science–showcases the best microbial sciences in the world, and provides a one-of-a-kind forum to explore the complete spectrum of microbiology from basic science to translation and application. Eight tracks allow you to narrow in on your scientific niche, and connect with the experts in your field.