Programme / III. C - Fighting Resistant Bacteria and Global Pandemics

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Day 2

Wednesday / 8 nov

16:30 - 18:00

Thematic session:
III. C - Fighting Resistant Bacteria and Global Pandemics
Organised by:  MTA/ERC/ABC
Venue: King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre, Petra 1&2 - S 4&5 - Sea Floor
Abstract: 

Since the introduction of penicillin in the 1940’s antibiotics have become one of the main pillars of modern medicine, saving millions of lives and billions of dollars. However, their extensive use has also resulted in the emergence of new, resistant bacteria indicating that the era of traditional antimicrobial treatment may soon be over. A panel of outstanding scientists and policy experts will share their breakthrough scientific ideas and their in-depth experience to forecast how scientists, medical doctors and health-policy experts can take up the fight against the threat of unconstrained infections on a global level.