NI AMR Network

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 HSCNI World Antibiotic Awareness Week Symposium

 'Reducing Antibiotic Use through Behavioural Science'.   Monday 13th November 2017, 10am, Antrim Civic Centre.   Programme

 NI AMR Network features in the August edition of Safefood's The

 Food Chain magazine.  

 Our Spring Newsletter is available to download. 

 Thanks to all at Public Health Agency (PHA), great discussion at  the Health  Protection AMR Symposium on 13th March 2017.

 Find out more about the NI AMR Network in our latest brochure.

Tamar Ghosh describes the Longitude Prize April 2015

Mini-symposium “AMR in the Environment”, 21st June 2017, 14:00, NIBEC, Ulster University.   

"Technologies & Treatments to Reduce  AMR by 50%" workshop, 17th May 2017, 14:00, InvestNI HQ, Bedford Square. Programme.

To mark European Antibiotic Awareness Day 18th November  2017, we held a Great British Tea Party to support the work of Antruk.  Photos here.

We hope you enjoyed Science and Stormont Focus on  AMR, held on 10th October 2016. 

June 2016 Workshop

March 2016 - Expert Lecture

Report from our joint event with the Royal Society of Biology and Norbrook Laboratories "AMR and the Environment" by Dr Fiona Walsh, NUIM.

"Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens the effective prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi." - World Health Organisation

In simple terms drug resistance is impacting healthcare, food supply chains and animal health. Global challenges include; 

  • Significant evidence of drug resistance in common infections such as urinary tract infections, pneumonia, bloodstream infections
  • Drug resistance linked to hospital acquired infection, such as MRSA and CRE
  • Evidence of infections becoming untreatable due to resistance to existing drugs
  • Failed infection control leading to more complex healthcare needs
  • Wastewater treatment plants identified as "hot spots" for AMR gene transfer
  • Antibiotic resistance genes identified in meat and milk products

Locally we recognise the challenges this presents and are keen to explore innovation to address this local and global challenge. To do this we are forming a challenge cluster which brings together skills and capabilities from across Academia, Industry, Health, Veterinary, Food and Agriculture. 

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