Event Programme

Thursday 26 – Friday 27 April 2018

Day One: Research | Day Two: Policy

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Day One - Research

Please note this timetable may be amended prior to the conference:

09.00 – 09.45: Arrival, Coffee and Registration

09.4509.55: Introduction with Professor Mike Barrett, SULSA Director

10.0010.20: Professor Neil Gow, University of Aberdeen: Medical Mycology and AMR: A Rapidly Emerging Problem and Global Health Challenge

10.25 – 10:45: Dr Clare Taylor, Edinburgh Napier University: Applying Microbiology to the Antimicrobial Problem

10.50 – 11.10: Professor Mark Woolhouse, University of Edinburgh: Is There a Link Between Antibiotic Usage in Livestock and AMR in Human Patients?

11.1011:50: Coffee Break

11.50 – 12.10: Dr Katherine Duncan, University of Strathclyde: Omics Guided Antibiotic Discovery from Our Oceans

12.15 – 12.35: Professor Ian Gilbert, University of Dundee: Challenges in Antibacterial Drug Discovery

12.40 – 13.00: Dr Deborah O’Neil, Novabiotics: Novel, Immune System Based Approaches to Tackling AMR

13.00 – 14.30: Lunch and Poster Session

14.30 – 14.50: Dr Till Bachmann, University of Edinburgh: Rapid Diagnostics to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

14.55 – 15.15: Dr Alison Mather, Quadram Institute: Whole Genome Sequencing to Understand the Epidemiology and Transmission of Antimicrobial Resistance

15.20 – 15.40: Professor Colin J Suckling, University of Strathclyde: Strathclyde Minor Groove Binders (S-MGBs), A Family of Anti-Infective Agents

15.40 – 16.10: Coffee Break

16.1016.50: Panel Discussion – The war: is an AMR Armageddon really upon us, or are reports exaggerated?

16.5017.50: Poster Session

18.00 – 19.00: Civic Reception at Glasgow City Chambers

19.15 – 21.00: Conference Dinner at The Anchor Line

Day Two - Policy

Please note this timetable may be amended prior to the conference:

09.00 – 09.40: Arrival, Coffee and Registration

09.45 – 09.50: Introduction with Professor Frank Gunn-Moore, SULSA Deputy Director

09.55 – 10.15: Professor Mike Turner, Wellcome Trust: Funding for Antimicrobial Resistance Research at Wellcome

10.20 – 10.40: Dr Jonathan Pearce, MRC: AMR – A Cross-Disciplinary and Global Challenge

10.45 – 11.00:  Dr Catherine Calderwood, Chief Medical Officer for Scotland

11.00 – 11.40: Coffee Break

11.40 – 12.00: Professor Dilip Nathwani OBE, University of Dundee: Global and UK Epidemiology and Burden of Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria

12.05 – 12.25: Dr Eleanor Anderson, Health Protection Scotland: Control of AMR in Scotland

12.30 – 12.50: George Leahy, Public Health England: Shaping PHE’s Role in the Development of the Next 5 Year Action Plan

12.50 – 13.30: Panel Discussion – New weapons: How can changing approaches help us conquer AMR?

13.30 – 14.30: Lunch

14.30 – 15.30: Breakout Session 1

Option 1: Speeding the Antibiotic Discovery Pipeline

Option 2: Clinical Considerations in AMR

Option 3: A One Health Approach to Tackling AMR

15.30 – 16.30: Breakout Session 2

Option 1: Maximising Funding Opportunities for AMR Research

Option 2: Diagnostics

Option 3: Public Health Considerations in Dealing with AMR

16.30: Prizes, Funding Call Launch and Close