Published on 10 Dec 2019

Conference on Tackling the Global Antimicrobial Resistance

IAS-Tac AMR 2019 Lectures by Prof Mary Chan and Prof Agneta Richter-Dahlfors

Held on 10 December 2019, the conference aimed to reflect and address the challenges and solutions needed for tackling the global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) one health crisis. As bacteria develop resistance towards all new classes of antibiotics, new innovative tackling solutions are needed to beat them. AMR has serious consequences on the health of not just humans, but also on our food sources. Prominent plenary speakers from world renowned institutions in Europe, Australia and Asia Pacific were featured in this conference, providing a platform for conference participants to interact and network with leading experts in the biomedical science and bioengineering fields. 

The theme of the conference was Tackling the Global Antimicrobial Resistance – One Health. This topic took the main stage in this conference because no antibiotics have been discovered for certain important class of bacteria for past 90 years, and antibiotics are used not just in humans but as important in agri- and aquaculture. Further, for modern healthcare interventions such as surgery and chemotherapy, antibiotics are also administered as prophylactics. There is urgent need to tackle the rising AMR issue with modern technologies.

See the program and abstracts booklet.