Actions and Detail Panel
Antimicrobial resistance in an ageing society
Wed 16 November 2016, 17:30 – 19:15 GMT
17:30 (for 18:00, with canapes and refreshments) - 19:15
To celebrate the life of Dr Jack Watters, a long term supporter of the ILC and a pioneer in championing the health of well-being of older people, the ILC-UK are organising this special debate on one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century: the threat posed to medicine by the rise of antimicrobial resistance.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Professor David Salisbury CB, Associate Fellow, Centre on Global Health Security Chatham House
- Matthew Edwards, Head of Mortality and Longevity, Towers Watson
- Michelle Bresnahan, Founder, A Life for a Cure
Who will be joined on the discussion panel by:
- Dr Gina Radford, Deputy Chief Medical Officer
Fittingly held in the oldest operating theatre in Europe, the debate will consider what must be done to prevent (in the words of Lord O’Neill, Chair of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance) medicine being plunged ‘back into the dark ages’.
The event will assemble senior policymakers and patient group representatives to discuss the UK, and global challenge posed by antimicrobial resistance; the specific risk posed to healthy longevity; the role of vaccination in reducing antibiotic usage; and what Government and civil society can do to meet these challenges.