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Who we are

Global educators | Passionate campaigners | Trusted experts | Close collaborators | Industry leaders | Conversation starters

Founded in 1971, and with members in 135 countries around the world, the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) is a global educator, joining the dots between scientific researchers, medical communities and the wider public, encouraging and enabling them to pass on their knowledge to a global audience.

Our internationally renowned publications are among the foremost international journals in antimicrobial research, while our commitment to scientific excellence is reflected in our varied programme of events, training and free educational resources.

We know that better education can help prevent disease, develop more effective practice and influence international policy. Working together, we can ensure a safer world by developing new drugs, while making sure we use the ones we already have are used responsibly and protected for future generations.

Council

Philip Howard

President

Vacancy

General Secretary, Governance (including elections), Consultations, Working Parties

Chris Longshaw

Honorary Treasurer, Financial management issues, Facilities, Investments, Staff matters

Paul Long

Grants Secretary, Grants and Awards programme

Mark Gilchrist

Meetings Secretary, Conference and Events

Sanjay Patel

Stewardship, Surveillance

Officers of the Society

Ordinary Members

Jon Sandoe, Guideline development
Helena Parsons, Microbiology
Mike Allen, Industry medical affairs, resistance surveillance
Enas Newire, to be confirmed
Oliver Van Hecke, Primary care/ general practice
Ian Gould, Microbiology
Neil Powell, Pharmacy
Sally Tipping, Pharmacy
Naomi Fleming, Community Pharmacy
Jessica Blair, Research and development
Daniel Hassan, PhD and student interests

Co-opted Members

Gavin Barlow, Representing JAC-AMR (Research)
David Barrett, Veterinary representative
Nick Brown, Director of Professional and Public Engagement
Peter Donnelly, Editor-in-Chief, JAC
Conor Jamieson, Representing JAC-AMR (Education)
Dilip Nathwani OBE, Editor-in-Chief, JAC-AMR
Andrew Pearson, Patient representative
Wendy Thomson, Representing dentistry
Gail Hayward, Representing diagnostics
Robert Ball, Representing ID/Micro Trainees

Governance

Memorandum and Articles of Association (MAA) is the statutory instrument that governs the operation of the BSAC. The MAA can only be amended with the approval of the Charity Commission.

The Regulations, that can be amended by Council, further define the MAA and establish operational procedures for BSAC business.

The Register of Interests offers provisions for members, throughout the submission of transparency declarations and voluntary or requested withdrawal from meetings, to ensure that they are not influenced, or appearing to be influenced, by their private interests in the execution of their duties on behalf of the Society. The BSAC Register of Interests is regularly updated and a copy can be provided on receipt of a written request to the Chief Executive Officer.

Copies of the all governance documents can be requested from the BSAC Office.

Memorandum and Articles of Association Download
Regulations Download

Registered Charity 1093118
Registered as a company limited by guarantee in England & Wales No: 4443910

Our Strategy 2019-2021

The What

A leading influencer of responsible antimicrobial use globally.

Priority activities 2019-2021:

  • Provision of open access education courses that are relevant and multilingual to meet the needs of health care professionals (HCPs) in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) and in areas of greatest need
  • Provision of peer reviewed research publications and education on antimicrobial development and use
  • Supporting the development of services to improve antimicrobial usage and patient outcomes
  • Hosting and organising local and global educational events, conferences and workshops to meet the existing and emerging needs of HCPs
  • Provision of grants for travel, studentships, research, meeting support, and mentorship programmes
  • Provision of support, advice and training for susceptibility testing of antimicrobial agents
  • Research on, and publication of, drug stability data to inform and support parenteral antimicrobial chemotherapy services
  • Advocate appropriate antimicrobial use through engagement with governments and regulatory bodies world-wide
  • Measuring and reporting of the impact of Society activities

The How

Through the development, funding and delivery of relevant, timely initiatives that inform and enhance knowledge about the practices that drive responsible antimicrobial use.

Priority activities 2019-2021:

  • Provision of open access education courses that are relevant and multilingual to meet the needs of HCPs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) and in areas of greatest need
  • Provision of peer reviewed research publications and education on antimicrobial development and use
  • Supporting the development of services to improve antimicrobial usage and patient outcomes
  • Hosting and organising local and global educational events, conferences and workshops to meet the existing and emerging needs of HCPs
  • Provision of grants for travel, studentships, research, meeting support, and mentorship programmes
  • Provision of support, advice and training for susceptibility testing of antimicrobial agents
  • Research on, and publication of, drug stability data to inform and support parenteral antimicrobial chemotherapy services
  • Advocate appropriate antimicrobial use through engagement with governments and regulatory bodies world-wide
  • Measuring and reporting of the impact of Society activities

By Whom

Council as a collective, Trustees as individuals, members and others as appointed by Council, the CEO and Secretariat.

Council will identify and agree the strategic priorities and establish ‘Task and Complete’ groups and delegate authority to the secretariat to carry forward activities and initiatives.

Secretariat

Tracey Guise

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Corley

Policy & Public Affairs

Felicity Drummond

Project Management

Esme Carruthers

Conferences & Events

Carolyne Horner

Clinical Affairs

Debbie Irwin

Finance & Governance

Colin Drummond

Editorial Manager

Clare Jeeves

Senior Staff Editor

Suzanne Brockhouse

Staff Editor

Roya Khatiblou

Staff Editor

Charlotte McNeill

Membership Services, Facilities, PA to CEO

Sarah Esberger

Staff Editor

Liam Brown

Communication & Campaigns

Neil Watson

Design & Development

Contact us

BSAC Office

Tel: +44 (0)121 236 1988

JAC Office

Tel: +44 (0)121 262 1830

Address

British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
53 Regent Place
Birmingham
B1 3NJ

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