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Antibiotic resistance: a ticking time bomb.Take global action now!

Pressmeddelande   •   Jun 16, 2014 15:30 CEST

ESOF 2014 – European Science Open Forum in Copenhagen, June 21 - 26

Each year in Europe, 25,000 people die from antibiotic resistance. We risk having no cure even for minor infections. What steps must policymakers take to prevent antibiotic misuse and promote new solutions? How can they provide an environment encouraging new drug development, innovative technologies and behavioral change?

Programme:

Do you want to die by carelessness? 
Keynote speaker Professor Anne Glover, Scientific Adviser, European Commission

Farm animals on drugs breed harmful Super Bugs
Mr Henrik Caspar Wegener, Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, DTU, Denmark

Change of behavior and lifestyle
Mr Abdul Ghafur, MD and Coordinator Chennai Declaration, India

Global spread of antibiotic resistance
Professor Birgitta Henriques Normark, JPIAMR, Scientific Advisory Board,
Karolinska Institutet, KI, Sweden

Conclusions from the discussions and closing address
Speakers and moderator Mr Quentin Cooper, Journalist and BBC presenter, UK
The session is moderated by Mr Quentin Cooper,

When: 10:30 - 11:45, June 24, 2014

Venue:  Glyptotek Hall in Carlsberg Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

Meet the scientists at a lunch mingle following the session in the garden outside the Glyptotek Hall, hosted by the European Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR).

Programme details at https://esof2014.pathable.com/#meetings/174603
Registration: http://softadminpublish.vinnova.se/publish/softadmin.aspx?id=1&EmailTemplateID=1004

Visit us at stand 36  #uselessantibiotics @ESOF2014
Emilie von Essen, Head of Media Relations, Formas, eve@formas.se

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