SYMPOSIUM | Microbiome Goes Mainstream: Implications for health research worldwide
When: 17 February 2017
Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre
Research into the microbiome has accelerated and has shifted from the margins of science to the mainstream. What are the implications for health research worldwide? The Antimicrobial Resistance Centre at the LSHTM held a one-day symposium on the microbiome on February 17 2017. Bringing together researchers from across different areas and disciplines in health research, we
discussed recent developments in our interests and understandings of the microbiome, learnt about ongoing research at LSHTM on the microbiome, and scoped out directions for further research and collaboration.
SEMINAR | Changing effectiveness of artemisinin combination therapy for falciparum malaria in Africa
Seminar co-hosted by the Antimicrobial Resistance Centre and the Malaria Centre.
Title: “Changing effectiveness of artemisinin combination therapy for falciparum malaria in Africa”
Speaker: Colin Sutherland
Date: Friday 10th March Time: 12.30-2pm
Venue: Manson Theatre, LSHTM
SEMINAR | Resistance – A story of antibiotics, bacteria, and public health in Britain (1935-1998)
In the AMR Centre Seminar Series.
Date: Thursday 23 February 2017
Time: 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Venue: LG6, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
Speaker(s): Claas Kirchhelle, University of Oxford
Rising bacterial resistance against antibiotics is one of the most pressing health issues of the 21st century. Decision makers at the international, transnational, and national levels all agree that antibiotic use has to be reformed and resistance reduced. However, there remains considerable disagreement about how to do so. In Britain, the question of how to use and regulate antimicrobials has a long history. Between the mid-1930s and 2015, British doctors, veterinarians, farmers, and patients consistently increased their consumption of antibiotics. From the beginning, this increasing use of antibiotics was contested. Following the establishment of a sophisticated bacteriological surveillance network and the introduction of a new technology called phage-typing around 1940, British public health experts played a pioneering role both in mapping the spread of bacterial resistance against new generations of wonder drugs and in formulating policy responses to the problem. Sometimes their recommendations were successful, at other times they failed to gain public, professional, and political support. This presentation will trace the story of antibiotics and the struggles about their regulation in Britain from the 1930s onwards.
Co-hosted with the Centre for History in Public Health.
Funded by the Wellcome Trust
SYMPOSIUM | Microbiome Goes Mainstream: Implications for health research worldwide
Date: Friday 17 February 2017
Venue: John Snow Theatre, LSHTM
Research into the microbiome has accelerated and has shifted from the margins of science to the mainstream. What are the implications for health research worldwide? The Antimicrobial Resistance Centre at the LSHTM held a one-day symposium on the microbiome on February 17 2017. Bringing together researchers from across different areas and disciplines in health research, we discussed recent developments in our interests and understandings of the microbiome, learnt about ongoing research at LSHTM on the microbiome, and scoped out directions for further research and collaboration. Read the abstracts booklet here.
SPECIAL EVENT | AMR Centre Launch
Date: 2nd December 2016
Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM
More information and recordings available here.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses a major threat to life as we know it. Our health care practices, systems and economies have come to rely on antimicrobial medicines. These substances have provided protection against the worst effects of infectious disease, such as sepsis, and have allowed for the development of modern medical technologies, such as hip replacements and chemotherapy. As we document growing levels of microbial resistance to these medicines, the eyes of the world turn to consider a future without this safety net. The causes and impacts of AMR are not confined to biological, environmental, clinical, social or economic domains, nor is it constrained by geographic boundaries.
Scientists at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have been producing high quality research to identify and understand AMR mechanisms, clinical management, economic and social impact. This launch event aims to illustrate and stimulate multi- and inter-disciplinary and international engagements in AMR research across the School.
Two panel sessions will provoke discussion on (1) the values of different disciplinary approaches to AMR research, and (2) the ways in which disciplines can effectively work together to address AMR. Pannellists will comprise the Antimicrobial Resistance Centre’s five Heads of Disciplines and three prominent researchers who currently lead interdisciplinary and international AMR projects at LSHTM.
The event will close with a keynote talk from Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for the United Kingdom. Dame Sally has been at the forefront of an international campaign for action on antimicrobial resistance, leading to the United Nations General Assembly declaration in September 2016. She will challenge us to consider areas of most urgent need for research, and will reflect on the needs for science that draws across different disciplinary perspectives and that engages with the range of settings in which AMR needs to be addressed around the globe.
Participants are then invited to a networking reception to make connections across disciplinary and geographic boundaries, seeking topics of mutual concern which may benefit from engaging with different perspectives. The Centre’s Heads of Disciplines will also be available to discuss disciplinary-specific developments and ideas for the Centre.
13:30-13:50 Introductory Talks
- LSHTM Centres – why AMR? – Professor Anne Mills
- Our strengths – disciplines and countries – Dr Richard Stabler
- Our vision for the Centre – Dr Clare Chandler
13:50-15:00 Panel 1: Disciplinary pillars
- Humanities and Environmental Sciences – Dr John Manton
- Biological and Pharmacological Sciences – Dr Sam Willcocks
- Economic, Social and Political Sciences – Henry Lishi Li
- Clinical and Veterinary Sciences – Dr Heidi Hopkins
- Epidemiology and Modelling – Dr Laith Yakob
- Discussion – Chair, Professor Sharon Peacock
15:30-16:45 Panel 2: Interdisciplinary projects
- Developing AMR Surveillance in low and middle income settings – Dr Anna Seale
- Back to basics: Preventing Healthcare Associated Infections – Dr Susannah Woodd
- Genomics and diagnostics – Professor Martin Hibberd
- Discussion – Chair, Professor Kara Hanson
17:15 Keynote speech: AMR – The challenges
Professor Dame Sally Davies, introduced by Professor Peter Piot
SEMINAR | Why One Health & Veterinary Epidemiology are so important for our future
Hosted by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Royal Veterinary College
Date: Monday 3 October 2016
Time: 6:30 pm
Venue: Royal Veterinary College, Camden Campus
Speaker(s): Professor Peter Piot and Professor Stuart Reid
There will be a debate and discussion with an open question time followed by a drinks and networking reception.
– Professor Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
– Professor Stuart Reid, Principal of Royal Veterinary College
Professor Peter Piot and Professional Stuart Reid will discuss issues facing disease on a global scale in the 21st century. They will cover issues facing global health, the control and spread of disease, patterns of disease and drug resistance.
Professor Peter Piot will speak about Ebola, Zika and Avian flu, with Professor Stuart Reid discussing antimicrobial resistance.
More information here.
SEMINAR | Emerging antibiotic resistance: How can resource-limited settings turn the tide?
Where: Bennett Room Keppel Street
WORKSHOP | Constructing AMR
Date: 3rd August 2016
AMR Centre Director, Clare Chandler, organised a ‘Constructing AMR’ workshop that took place on the 3rd August 2016. The workshop brought together leading social scientists to explore from different disciplinary perspectives how AMR is constructed, and what this means for how policy, science and practice are being made and remade.
- the construction of AMR as a phenomenon of nature
- multispecies interaction
- material proximities
- catastrophic futures
- historical artefact
- science fiction
- delocalized factish
- techno-scientific opportunity.
Fore more information please see the AMR workshop booklet at the link below.
Download: Constructing of AMR workshop booklet.