The Social Life of Antimicrobials: International Workshop and Launch

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AMR Workshop & Launch

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a critical global health concern. Despite growing awareness of the need to implement effective stewardship programs to optimise the use of current antimicrobial options – and to develop new classes of antibiotics – AMR continues to escalate. AMR Social Science at the Marie Bashir Institute (MBI) is dedicated to understanding how different social, political and economic contexts shape local antimicrobial practices and the perpetuation of resistance across context and cultures. This involves two primary objectives: 1) working toward better understandings of the multidimensional and escalating problem of AMR across nations and cultures, and 2) developing more effective approaches to antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) through innovative social models of practice and practice change. We aim to transform social science understandings into real-world solutions to antimicrobial mis-use, forming a crucial pillar in the national and global response to resistance. Partnering with a wide range of organisations, we represent a unique collaboration of social science and STEM scholars, providing actionable solutions to government and industry.

Node Leader: Professor Alex Broom

Leadership team: Dr Katie Kenny, Dr Sarah Bernays

Workshop & Launch

The Social Life of Antimicrobials: Practices, Economies, Contexts and Futures

We will launch ‘AMR Social Science’ at the MBI with a workshop, which will bring together leading experts in the humanities and social sciences to critically examine the precursors of, and potential solutions to, AMR across contexts and cultures.

Date: 2nd of March, 2020

Workshop: 8:15am-6:00pm (includes catered breakfast, morning tea, lunch, and drinks from 5-6pm)

Venue: Seminar Room 203, RD Watt Building, The University of Sydney (Camperdown campus)

Speakers Include:

Professor Assa Doron

Professor Barbara Prainsack

Professor Alex Broom

Professor Dale Dominey-Howes

Professor Ruth Zadoks

Associate Professor Nadine Ehlers

Associate Professor Sonja van Wichelen

Professor Warwick Anderson

Dr Sarah Bernays

Associate Professor Gregory Fox

Professor Damien Ridge

Professor Angus Dawson

Dr Diego Silva

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Places limited. Registration required.

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