Leading the Charge Against Antimicrobial Resistance

Location: 
485 Russell Senate Office Building
Event Date: 
Thursday, October 24, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Each year in the United States, more than 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, and at least 23,000 die as a result of these infections. Join us for a briefing to learn about advances to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Hear results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s AMR Challenge. Panelists will highlight why antibiotic resistance is a major health threat and how research and partnerships are leading the charge to curb this public health crisis.
 
Lunch will be served at this widely attended event.
 
 
WELCOME:
Jenny Luray, Senior Advisor, Research!America
 
INTRODUCTIONS:
Stefano Bertuzzi, CEO, American Society for Microbiology
 
PANELISTS:
Michael Craig, Senior Advisor, Antibiotic Resistance Coordination and Strategy Unit, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Robin Patel, MD, Professor of Medicine and Professor of Microbiology, the Elizabeth P. and Robert E. Allen Professor of Individualized Medicine, Chair of the Division of Clinical Microbiology, and Director of the Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory, Mayo Clinic; President, American Society for Microbiology
Susan Van Meter, Executive Director, AdvaMedDx
Kalvin Yu, MD, Medical Director, Medical Informatics, BD AMR
 
MODERATOR:
Amanda Jezek, Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations, Infectious Diseases Society of America
 

Media Contacts

Robert Shalett
Director of Communications 
571-482-2737

Without research, there is no hope.
The Honorable Paul G. Rogers