Sepsis and Antimicrobial Resistance: Unrecognised health challenges, and the movement of antibiotics resistance from local to global back to local
|Starts:||17:30 15 Nov 2018|
|Ends:||19:15 15 Nov 2018|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Professor Paul Dark, Dr Will Welfare|
An Annual Symposium with two informative presentations by experts on antimicrobial resistance. Professor Paul Dark will highlight the critical importance of effective antimicrobials, if deaths and morbidity are to be avoided from Sepsis. Frightening and fast-acting, Sepsis is responsible for around 16,000 deaths a year in England.
This can only get worse unless early detection and treatment with the right antibiotics is increased. However, having effective antibiotic treatment is an increasing concern, given that more and more patients are presenting with bacteria that have developed resistance to antibiotics. Professor Dark will share his experience and insight from other countries and show what practitioners and public in England can learn from how other countries and communities are responding to this threat.
The second presenter is Dr Will Welfare, Consultant in Health Protection, Public Health England (north west) takes a whole population approach when explaining the topic of antibiotic drug resistance.
Dr Welfare will provide us with an up-to-date understanding of antibiotic drug resistance at a local and wider perspective, and highlight some of the recent initiatives to help preserve current antibiotics for those who really need them.
The Symposium is suitable for anyone and they do not need to have a pharmacy, medical, nursing, or microbiology background. Come along and reflect on what you and everyone can do to reduce what the Chief Medical Officer for England calls the Antibiotic Apocalypse.
Professor Paul Dark
Role: Professor of Critical Care Medicine
Organisation: Humanitarian Conflict Response Institute/Division of Infection, Immunity & Respiratory Medicine
Dr Will Welfare
Role: Consultant in Health Protection
Organisation: Public Health England (north west)
Travel and Contact Information
Lecture Theatre A