Hamied Foundation UK-India Antimicrobial Resistance Meeting 2019

08.30, Monday 04 February 2019

The Hallam Conference Centre,

44 Hallam Street, London

On Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 February 2019, the Academy of Medical Sciences will host a two-day meeting on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) at the Hallam Conference Centre (44 Hallam Street, London, W1W 6JJ).

The meeting is being organised as part of a wider programme of work being developed by the Academy of Medical Sciences to strengthen the research links between the UK and India with the specific aim of jointly addressing the challenge of AMR. This programme has been generously supported by the Yusuf and Farida Hamied Foundation. 

The 2019 symposium will provide an opportunity to demonstrate the benefit conferred from some of the current research partnerships on AMR between the UK and India by providing a platform from which to share research results and resulting policies and action. A future symposium in 2021 will demonstrate the added impact from collaborative research set up through the AMS Hamied Foundation UK-India AMR Visiting Professorships.

Specifically, across the course of the two-day symposium, findings from previous and ongoing collaborative research on the interactions of human health, animal health, and the environment will be explored alongside the research and policy actions that have been taken in the UK and India to address this challenge and how these fit within the global context. In addition, it is hoped that the symposium will help identify discrete areas for continued or future research that will impact on policy and action, and that research outcomes from increased partnership opportunities can be presented at the second symposium in India in 2021.

The aims and agenda (which can be downloaded here) have been guided and developed by the steering committee: 

  • Professor David Heymann CBE [Chair], Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Professor Jeffery Errington FRS FMedSci, Director of the Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology, Newcastle University
  • Dr Abdul Ghafur, Coordinator, Chennai declaration on antimicrobial resistance 
  • Professor Alison Holmes FMedSci, Professor of Infectious Diseases, Imperial College London
  • Dr Shahid Jameel, Chief Executive Officer, Wellcome Trust DBT India Alliance
  • Professor Asad Khan, Professor of Biotechnology, Aligarh Muslim University
  • Professor Richard Kock, Professor of Wildlife Health and Emerging Diseases, Royal Veterinary College, UCL
  • Professor Sharon Peacock CBE FMedSci, Honorary Senior Research Fellow; University of Cambridge
  • Dr Radha Rangarajan, co-founder and CEO of Vitas Pharma
  • Professor Balaji Veeraraghavan, Professor and Head of Microbiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore

The meeting is free to attend but booking is essential, and can be done by completing the form to the right hand side of this page.

If you have any questions about the event please contact Abigail Bloy, Policy Officer at the Academy of Medical Sciences (abigail.bloy@acmedsci.ac.uk). 

The programme is generously supported by the Yusuf and Farida Hamied Foundation.

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