GW4 AMR Alliance Events

LAUNCH EVENT

Our online launch event – ‘GW4 AMR Alliance: Our Interdisciplinary Approach to One Health AMR’ took place on Wednesday 16 June 2021. It comprised a showcase of our One Health AMR research with Q&A and panel discussion sessions.

Sessions

Welcome and introduction – ‘The GW4 AMR Alliance’ – Prof Jonathan Knight (University of Bath and Chair of the GW4 Board)

Session 1 Keynote presentation ‘Antimicrobial Resistance, the prototype One Health problem needing solutions from a global One Health approach’ by Dr Timothy Jinks (Head, Drug-Resistant Infections Programme, Wellcome Trust)

Session 2 – ‘What are drivers of AMR in the One Health Domain?’ (Moderated by Dr Susanne Gebhard, University of Bath)

Short talks by:

  • Prof Matthew Avison (Bristol) ‘One Health Drivers of AMR: lessons from research in the UK and Thailand’
  • Prof Helen Lambert (Bristol) ‘Social and cultural drivers and strategies to reduce the burden of antimicrobial resistance’
  • Prof William Gaze (Exeter) ‘The environmental dimensions of AMR’
  • Prof Jean-Yves Maillard (Cardiff) Biocides: Emergence of microbial resistance and cross-resistance to antimicrobial in the One Health context’
  • Prof Ed Feil (Bath) ‘Gauging the risk from environmental reservoirs of AMR’
  • Prof Stephen Hinchliffe (Exeter) ‘Changing agriculture: Social and economic drivers of disease and treatment decisions in food production settings’
  • Dr Kristen Reyher (Bristol) ‘Veterinary medicine use and One Health AMR – known unknowns’

Panel discussion on future implications for modifying the drivers of AMR (Chaired by Dr Tim Jinks)

Session 3 – The challenge of antimicrobial resistant pathogens in the real world and potential interventions

Short talks by:

  • Dr Maisem Laabei (Bath) ‘A new GW4 early career AMR community to develop leads to treat multi-resistant pathogens’
  • Prof Adilia Warris (MRC Centre for Medical Mycology, Exeter) ‘Challenges of antifungal resistance in clinical practice’
  • Prof Eshwar Mahenthiralingam (Cardiff) ‘AMR lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis and antibiotic treatment failure’

Short Q&A and panel discussion on the next big questions in One Health and the agenda going forwards'(Chaired by Prof Matthew Avison)

Closing remarks – Prof Philip Taylor (University of Bristol and GW4 Board)

The final programme also available here:

A recording of the talks can be found on the GW4 Alliance Youtube page. Individual presentation files and approximate time of where to find each talk is below.