Past Events

PhD Seminar: Measuring and understanding quality of care, overprovision and antibiotic use in private health facilities in Tanzania

***PhD UPGRADE*** Challenges and opportunities in the private sector: measuring and understanding quality of care, overprovision and antibiotic use in private health facilities in Tanzania Speaker: Jessica King Supervisors: Timothy Powell-Jackson, Stijn Vansteelandt Date: Tuesday 15th January Time: 12.45pm Venue: Jerry Morris B, Tavistock Place   ***ALL WELCOME***

Mycoplasma genitalium – the ‘silent’ emerging super-bug

  Date: Tuesday 11th December Venue: LG8, Keppel Street Time: 13:00 – 14:00 Mycoplasma genitalium is a sexually transmitted pathogen that is associated with cervicitis, pelvic inflammatory disease and urethritis. Of concern, there are reports of a rapid rise in antimicrobial resistance to macrolides (used as first-line therapy) and quinolones (second-line therapy). There is lack of consensus regarding its […]

Demonstrating the role of the contaminated environment in transmission of healthcare-associated pathogens: New methods for terminal disinfection

David Weber M.D. is a Professor of Medicine and Paediatrics in the UNC School of Medicine. He will be joining us for a lunchtime seminar on 6 November to briefly describe study designs in hospital epidemiology and discuss outbreak evaluation in hospital settings and the role of contaminated environment in hospitals with a focus on […]

Clinical Diagnostics and Antimicrobial Resistance: A multidisciplinary symposium

The International Diagnostics Centre and  the Antimicrobial Resistance Centre at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine will co-host a diagnostics and antimicrobial resistance symposium. This one-day event will discuss antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as it relates to diagnostics, epidemiology, and interventions and will describe a diagnostics/AMR clinical case challenge contest. Venue: George Fox Room, […]

Antimicrobial Resistance: Why is it important?

Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, WC1E 7HT London Date: Wednesday 10 October 2018 Time: 5.30-8pm   The AMR Centre at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Longitude Prize present an evening event on the race to find a solution to one of […]

PhD Upgrade | Antibiotic Use in the Care of Pet Dogs: A Mixed-Methods Anthropologically Informed Study

PhD Upgrade: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a recognised global threat to human and animal health. To date, most efforts to tackle it have focussed on antimicrobial use in humans and livestock. Analysis of prescribing data has revealed that antimicrobials are frequently used in companion animal care. As we share our lives, homes and antimicrobials with […]

LSHTM Week | Pre-meeting for Mass Drug Administration and Antimicrobial Resistance Symposium

In advance of our planned symposium on MDA and AMR in February 2019, we are inviting anyone interested in discussing how we can shape up this symposium to a one hour meeting during LSHTM Week on 18 Sep, 11-12pm at LG80, Keppel Street. If you’re unable to join in person we can link you remotely, or […]

LSHTM Week | Fever, diagnosis and antimicrobials: the multi-disciplinary FIEBRE study

The symposium will cover the diverse facets of a large multidisciplinary study in sub-Saharan and South East Asia, including: anthropology, paediatric and adult clinical care, antimicrobial resistance, standard and novel diagnostics, approaches to database management, project management and statistical issues   Details Date: Monday, 17 September Time: 14.00 – 16.30 Venue: Manson Lecture Theatre, Keppel Street

Fresh perspectives: Social Research on Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR)

Summary This event will bring together researchers who are attending to ‘the social’ in AMR, including anthropologists, sociologists, historians, geographers, artists, philosophers and other related scholars. While many are engaged in productive interdisciplinary work within their every day research, this symposium presents an opportunity for concentration on disciplinary work within the social sciences and humanities. […]

Seminar | The Challenges of Estimating the Burden of AMR

Summary Antimicrobial resistance is widely recognised to be a major threat to global health, but the current burden of disease is difficult to quantify. Estimation of mortality from AMR is needed at national and global levels to inform healthcare providers and policy makers, who need an evidence base for prioritisation of interventions. Underlying challenges to […]