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Science isn’t finished until it’s communicated: Why it’s more important than ever to get the word out

14th January 2021

“Science isn't finished until it's communicated. The communication to wider audiences is part of the job of being a scientist, and so how you communicate is absolutely vital.” So said UK Chief Scientist Sir Mark Walport back in 2013, and his words ring true more than ever today. In this post, Martin Ince explains how you can enter the Association of British Science Writers’ Awards for a chance of money, glory and even some media training...

BSAC launches ‘Vanguard Report’ to mark 50 years of fighting infection

11th January 2021

To mark the anniversary of the Society’s first 50 years, we are inviting world-leading experts to speculate on what developments are likely to transform their field of work in the decades ahead.

Michael T. Osterholm: the future of ADVOCACY on AMR

11th January 2021

To celebrate our 50th anniversary, we’re inviting a select number of experts to share what they see as being the 21st-century solutions to one of the biggest and most complex challenges of our generation: antimicrobial resistance.

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Antibiotics Report: ‘Antibiotic residues in sewage and agricultural run-off: can we determine safe thresholds to combat deadly superbugs?’

11th January 2021

On 24th November 2020, BSAC hosted a meeting of the APPG on Antibiotics to discuss antibiotic residues in sewage and agricultural run-off, which included talks from Julian Sturdy MP, Dr Nicolas Brown, Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle, and Dr Aimee Murray, Prof William Gaze, and Dr Isobel Stanton from the University of Exeter.

BSAC celebrates 50 years of saving lives by fighting infection

7th January 2021

This year, we’re delighted to announce that the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy is turning 50. Founded in 1971, the Society has spent its first half century joining the dots between scientific researchers, healthcare practitioners, medical communities and latterly politicians and policy makers, to facilitate and enable the sharing of knowledge, experience and expertise across the globe on antimicrobial development and appropriate use.

Universal Health Coverage Day: if a pandemic can’t show the value of a robust global health system, what will?

10th December 2020

The 12th of December is International Universal Health Coverage Day, marked by the United Nations each year as a moment to raise awareness of the need for strong, sustainable and resilient health systems that ensure all people, everywhere, can get the quality health services they need without financial hardship.

Equity in the STEM Workforce: BSAC Members invited to share their thoughts on diversity and inclusion

8th December 2020

The Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Diversity and Inclusion in STEM, Chi Onwurah MP, has invited BSAC to submit evidence to an inquiry on ‘Equity in the STEM Workforce’.

BSAC Funding Programme: Third COVID-19 Open Funding Call

1st December 2020

We are inviting expressions of interest for a PhD / doctorate studentship and mentoring programme supporting early career researchers based in low- and middle-income (LMIC) research institutions.

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