About this event

  • Date and time Fri 16 Nov 2018 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Comparative Medicine, British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Explore the shared experiences of education and innovation to tackle the problem of antimicrobial resistance in the medical and veterinary healthcare sectors. 

Speakers leading the field in collaborative efforts to educate and engage the public, healthcare and veterinary professionals will come together to present their research, outline strategies being employed, discuss ideas and facilitate progress in antimicrobial resistance and stewardship.

Key speakers and associated organisations

Veterinary Medicines Directorate
Mr Fraser Broadfoot, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Antibiotic Usage Lead, Antimicrobial Resistance Policy and Surveillance Team, Veterinary Medicines Directorate and Ms Elizabeth Marier, Policy Advisor and Communications, Antimicrobial Resistance Policy and Surveillance Team, Veterinary Medicines Directorate

Public Health England
Charles Beck, Consultant Epidemiologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Field Epidemiology Service, National Infection Service

NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group
Lisa Johnson, Nurse Consultant Director of Infection Prevention and Control, Head of Public Health Nursing

Topics covered

  • The current strategy being applied by UK government to tackle antimicrobial resistance
  • How education is key to solving the challenges of antimicrobial resistance
  • The progress being made by collaborative groups across disciplines and species
  • Innovations in education and diagnostics for antimicrobial resistance
  • Discussions to generate ideas for more prudent use of antimicrobial therapeutics
  • rates

Agenda

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Session one

Introduction and welcome

Dr Gwen Covey-Crump, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Langford Vets, University of Bristol and President, Comparative Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

An overview of the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) strategy: Past and future

Ms Elizabeth Marier, Policy Advisor and Communications, Antimicrobial Resistance Policy and Surveillance Team, Veterinary Medicines Directorate

Engagement in surveillance in medicine and veterinary medicine – use and communication of data

Mr Fraser Broadfoot, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Antibiotic Usage Lead, Antimicrobial Resistance Policy and Surveillance Team, Veterinary Medicines Directorate and Dr Charles Beck, Consultant Epidemiologist, Public Health England

Antibiotics anonymous - improving understanding and communication around antibiotic prescribing and use

Dr Kristen Reyher, Reader in Veterinary Epidemiology and Population Health, Bristol Veterinary School, University of Bristol

Question and answer session
Tea and coffee break
Developing a local antimicrobial resistance plan: The Cornwall ‘One Health’ antimicrobial resistance group

Mrs Lisa Johnson, Nurse Consultant Director of Infection Prevention and Control, Head of Public Health Nursing, NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group

How can vets and medics work together?

Dr Gavin Barlow and Mr Michael Corley
Lightening talks: Implementation of antimicrobial programmes for more prudent use

Dr Kristen Reyher, Mrs Lisa Johnson, Dr Charles Beck

Question and answer session
Lunch

Session two

How can diagnostics deliver a more effective use of antibiotics in animals

Dr Kristen Reyher

Innovative educational solutions

Dr Gavin Barlow, Consultant, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Infection and Antimicrobial Lead, Hull York Medical School and Stewardship and Surveillance Officer, British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) and Mr Michael Corley, Senior Policy and Public Affairs Officer, British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC)

Developing education programmes – breakout session
Introduced and led by Dr Gavin Barlow with Mr Michael Corley

Tea and coffee break

Tea and coffee break

Antibiotic Resistance UK: Great British tea party

Feedback from breakout session
Panel discussion

Dr Charles Beck, Dr Kristen Reyher, Mrs Lisa Johnson, Dr Gavin Barlow and Mr Michael Corley

Final comments
Close of meeting

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom