This course equips delegates with the knowledge, conceptual frameworks and tools necessary to understand and respond to the complex threat of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). The course learning reflects a One Health perspective that incorporates multiple disciplines, multiple sectors and national and international level considerations.
Course dates: 16 – 20 July 2018
At the Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly in May 2015, the World Health Assembly endorsed a Global Action Plan (GAP) to tackle antimicrobial resistance. Implementation is being supported by a tripartite collaboration of World Health Organisation, World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The GAP sets out five strategic objectives, which are being mirrored by national action plans around the world. Capacity to act upon these objectives has been identified as requiring strengthening. This LSHTM short course aims to equip delegates with knowledge and tools to address each of the GAP objectives: 1) to improve awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance; 2) to strengthen knowledge through surveillance and research; 3) to reduce the incidence of infection; 4) to optimize the use of antimicrobial agents; and 5) develop the economic case for sustainable investment that takes account of the needs of all countries, and increase investment in new medicines, diagnostic tools, vaccines and other interventions.
The course addresses the need to understand multiple aspects of the intractable problem of antimicrobial resistance. It will enable attendees to develop inter-disciplinary, multi-sectorial One Health responses and interventions to reduce the global threat of AMR.
Who is the course for?
The course is aimed at those designing, implementing and evaluating strategies to address AMR. For example, the course would be relevant for members of National Action Plan committees, policy and practice professionals who are required to address and support AMR initiatives, mid-career scientists and postgraduate students, and clinicians who would benefit from an understanding of the public health importance of AMR and actions to tackle the problem. Applicants should have a good command of English, as all teaching will be in English.
The fee is £1,500 and includes all refreshments (morning tea/coffee, lunch, and afternoon tea/coffee), laboratory costs, evening reception, field trip and certification of attendance.
To apply, please follow this link to the LSHTM website.