The Social Life of Antimicrobials: International Workshop and Launch
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a critical global health concern. Despite growing awareness of the need to implement effective stewardship programs to optimise the use of current antimicrobial options – and to develop new classes of antibiotics – AMR continues to escalate. AMR Social Science at the Marie Bashir Institute (MBI) is dedicated to understanding how different social, political and economic contexts shape local antimicrobial practices and the perpetuation of resistance across context and cultures. This involves two primary objectives: 1) working toward better understandings of the multidimensional and escalating problem of AMR across nations and cultures, and 2) developing more effective approaches to antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) through innovative social models of practice and practice change. We aim to transform social science understandings into real-world solutions to antimicrobial mis-use, forming a crucial pillar in the national and global response to resistance. Partnering with a wide range of organisations, we represent a unique collaboration of social science and STEM scholars, providing actionable solutions to government and industry.
Node Leader: Professor Alex Broom
Leadership team: Dr Katie Kenny, Dr Sarah Bernays
Workshop & Launch
The Social Life of Antimicrobials: Practices, Economies, Contexts and Futures
We will launch ‘AMR Social Science’ at the MBI with a workshop, which will bring together leading experts in the humanities and social sciences to critically examine the precursors of, and potential solutions to, AMR across contexts and cultures.
Date: 2nd of March, 2020
Workshop: 8:15am-6:00pm (includes catered breakfast, morning tea, lunch, and drinks from 5-6pm)
Venue: Seminar Room 203, RD Watt Building, The University of Sydney (Camperdown campus)
Professor Assa Doron
Professor Barbara Prainsack
Professor Alex Broom
Professor Dale Dominey-Howes
Professor Ruth Zadoks
Associate Professor Nadine Ehlers
Associate Professor Sonja van Wichelen
Professor Warwick Anderson
Dr Sarah Bernays
Associate Professor Gregory Fox
Professor Damien Ridge
Professor Angus Dawson
Dr Diego Silva
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Places limited. Registration required.
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