Antibiotic Resistance and You!
Antibiotic Resistance and You! – two events from Public Health England
London: Wednesday 24 February 2016 and Manchester: Wednesday 28 September 2016
Antibiotic resistance affects you, but do you know how? Come and join in the discussion on how we can work together to combat antibiotic resistance!
This event is especially for general members of the public; we are looking forward to hearing your views
These free public events will:
- Educate you about the causes of antibiotic resistance and why it is a threat.
- Inform you about what you can do to help solve this problem by taking simple, everyday steps.
- Explain the roles and responsibilities of the government, policy makers, and healthcare professionals in tackling this problem.
- Show you how you can join the fight against antibiotic resistance.
- Allow you to contribute to the debate about antibiotic resistance and to the solution!
1715 Registration and refreshments
1800 Welcome and overview
Why are we here? What do we want to achieve?
Anthony Kessel, Director of Public Health Strategy, Public Health England
1810 All about antibiotics – how they have changed our world
Nicholas Brown, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Addenbrooke’s’ Hospital, Cambridge
1820 Thank you antibiotics!
A short film showing why antibiotics are valuable
1825 Let’s talk antibiotic resistance
What is antibiotic resistance? | Where does it come from? | What effect does it have it? | How has it reduced our ability to treat infections? | Why do we need to tackle the problem of resistance? What does it mean for you? Alan Johnson, Head of Department of HCAI & AMR National Infection Service, Public Health England
1840 The effects antibiotic resistance can have on people
A short film based on real-life experiences showing the hardship and difficulties antibiotic resistance can cause.
1900 Audience and panel discussion: Our role in
Each one of us is essential in helping to use antibiotics effectively and reduce antibiotic resistance – we all have a part to play! Our expert panel will describe their roles in solving the antibiotic resistance crisis and will answer your questions:
Chair of the panel: Anthony Kessel, Public Health England, London
- Policy Diane Ashiru-Oredope, Public Health England, London
- Members of the public Francoise Husson, London
- General Practitioner Peter Smith, Kingston
- Consultant Microbiologist Nicholas Brown, Cambridge
- Researcher Esmita Charani, London
- Science Communicator Victoria Wells, Birmingham
- Hospital Pharmacist Basola Sowemimo, Richmond
- Community Pharmacist Reena Barai, Sutton
1945 Working together – becoming effective Antibiotic Guardians
Find out how you can help
Diane Ashiru-Oredope, Public Health England, London
1955 Thank you and closing remarks
Delivered by the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy on behalf of Public Health England