The ticking time bomb of antimicrobial resistance: what can we do and where should we go next?

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), in collaboration with the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) and The Young Academy of Scotland (YAS) will host a series of exhibitions and interactive sessions on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR).

Manned by leading members of Scotland's scientific community, there will be a range of exhibits on offer from introducing bugs, their growth and resistance, to displaying and showcasing some of Scotland's latest technologies in the field. The exhibitions, organised by the RSE in collaboration with the YAS Industry Working Group, will provide a vibrant forum for knowledge exchange as companies and academics present their latest technologies and advancements in the battle against AMR.

In addition, a working group of YAS: Research The Headlines, will hold a one-off workshop on 'Exploring Stakeholder Perspectives in Antimicrobial Resistance'. This workshop will explore how antimicrobial resistant infections are portrayed in the media and how these stories are not always representative of the science they report. The workshops will discuss the science that underpins the antimicrobial resistance problem and also allow participants to discuss antimicrobial resistance from the perspectives of a range of stakeholders.

There will also be an expert panel debate, led by the YAS Health and Wellbeing Working Group; providing the chance to hear from some of Scotland's distinguished leaders within Antimicrobial Resistance.

Wednesday 8 June, 1.30 - 5.00pm

Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ



13.30-17:00 - Exhibitions Open to Public

14:00-15:00 - Workshop: Exploring Stakeholder Perspectives in Antimicrobial Resistance

15:00-16:00 - Expert panel debate

Please reply to Hannah Smith, PR and Marketing Officer at RSE if you wish to attend or if you require further comment or information:

0131 240 2792

Online registration

(Online bookings close at 23.59 on 07.06.16)


Expert Panellists

• Francisca Mutapi (Chair), Institute of Immunology and Infection at the University of Edinburgh

• Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for UK

• Professor Dilip Nathwani OBE, Honorary Professor of Infection at the University of Dundee

• Professor Mark Woolhouse OBE, FRSE, FMedSci, Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh

• Dr Ian Laurenson, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer

• Dr Jack Scannell, Innogen Institute Honorary Fellow

• Sheila Voas, Chief Veterinary Officer for Scotland

• Professor Stuart Reid BVMS, PhD, DVM, DipECVPH, FRSE, MRCVS, Principal RVC London

• Professor Ross Fitzgerald, Professor of Molecular Bacteriology, Roslin Institute

Exhibitions (confirmed)

Glasgow University, Aberdeen University, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh Infectious Diseases EID, Lamellar, Fixed Phage, Eurobiotix, Dundee University, Novabiotics, Microbiology Society, Ingenza, SCI, Game DR, Antibiotic Action and Aqualution.



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