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Medicine for members lecture: 'Antibiotic resistance: a crisis on the scale of climate change or over-hyped?'

12 September 2018
by Dr Nick Brown, Consultant Medical Microbiologist

Date:     Wednesday 12 September 2018

Venue:   William Harvey Lecture Theatre, School of Clinical Medicine

Time:     18:30 - 19:30 

Entry free of charge

To reserve your place or for further information contact the NHS Foundation Trust Membership Office:

Tel: 01223 256256

Email: foundation.trust@addenbrookes.nhs.uk

Antimicrobial resistance has been added to the national risk register as a major threat, alongside climate change, pandemic flu and terrorism. Almost all aspects of modern healthcare rely on the use of antibiotics and procedures such as cancer treatment and transplantation would be impossible if there were no effective antibiotics available. This talk will explore how antibiotic resistance has developed, why it is such a concern now, and what can be done about it.

Nick Brown has been a Consultant Medical Microbiologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and Associate Lecturer at the University of Cambridge since 1996. He is employed by Public Health England (PHE) and is currently the clinical lead for PHE clinical microbiology laboratories in England. 

Nick has a career long interest in the use of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance. He was President of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) from 2012-15 and was recently appointed Director of Antibiotic Action, the public engagement arm of the BSAC.

To reserve your place or for further information contact the NHS Foundation Trust Membership Office:

Tel: 01223 256256

Email: foundation.trust@addenbrookes.nhs.uk