Antibiotic Awareness Week – Overview of DRIVE-AB

This Antibiotic Awareness Week, we’re sharing some of the top presentations from our World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress USA event in 2016 to help boost awareness! Read on for more on Judy Hackett of AstraZeneca‘s Overview of Drive-AB! ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Judy Hackett of AstraZeneca joined us for World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress USA 2016 to discuss DRIVE-AB . In this presentation, learn about …

Antibiotic Awareness Week – What the UN says about taking action against resistance

As the global concern over antibiotic resistance grows, more and more world organizations are weighing in on the need for action in the fight against resistance. This Antibiotic Awareness Week, we’re highlighting some of the key points addressed by the UN General Assembly at their High Level Meeting on AMR held earlier this fall.  On September 21, 2016 in New …

Antibiotic Awareness Week – COMBACTE – Developing Novel Antibacterials in a Public Private-Partnership

This Antibiotic Awareness Week, we’re sharing some of the top presentations from our World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress USA event in 2016 to help boost awareness! Read on for more on Hasan Jafri of Medimmune, AstraZeneca‘s COMBACTE- Developing Novel Antibacterials in a Public Private Partnership; Accomplishments and Vision! ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Hasan Jafri of MedImmune, AstraZeneca joined us for World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress …

[E-Book] Global Health Organizations Getting the Word Out About Resistance

It’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week, a global awareness campaign dedicated to making sure the world stays educated on the causes of antibiotic resistance and what can be done to prevent it before it even happens! Championed by WHO and other global health organizations, Antibiotic Awareness Week uses social media campaigns, webinars, independent events, and more to get the word out …

Antibiotic Awareness Week – A Roadmap for Antibiotic Discovery

This Antibiotic Awareness Week, we’re sharing some of the top presentations from our World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress USA event in 2016 to help boost awareness! Read on for more on Kathy Talkington of The Pew Charitable Trusts‘s A Roadmap for Antibiotic Discovery! —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Kathy Talkington of The Pew Charitable Trusts joined us for World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress USA 2016 to …

With World Antibiotic Awareness Week approaching fast, what can we learn from WHO?

November 14-20 marks the 2016 edition of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, a time where health organizations around the world focus on getting the word out about antibiotic resistance, its threats to global health, and what can be done to prevent it. One of the organizations most active in Antibiotic Awareness Week is the World Health Organization (WHO), which also runs …

Cepheid’s Diagnostics First: Providing education and solutions in the AMR space

Diagnostics companies are joining the fight against antimicrobial resistance in full force as the concern for repercussions of inaction grow. One such company, Cepheid, has taken its solution provider identification even more seriously than most, launching the Diagnostics First initiative. This program champions rapid diagnostics and molecular testing as a key tool in preventing resistance. Accurate and timely diagnostic testing …

Joseph Larsen of BARDA: Featured Speaker at World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress USA 2016

Dr. Larsen is acting Deputy Director of the Biomedical Advanced Research Development Authority (BARDA). In that role, he oversees a $2.8B fund for the development and procurement of medical products for use during public health emergencies. From 2014-2016, Joe served as the Deputy Director of BARDA’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Medical Countermeasure Division.  He is also the BARDA lead …

Hasan Jafri of MedImmune and COMBACTE Magnet: Featured Speaker at World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress USA 2016

Dr. Hasan Jafri has been involved in the design and conduct of multiple Phase 1‐4 clinical studies to assess novel small and large molecules against bacterial, viral and fungal pathogens. Prior to joining MedImmune, Dr. Jafri served as a professor in pediatric infectious diseases and clinical science research at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He was …

Ribhi Shawar of FDA: Featured Speaker at World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress USA 2016

Dr. Ribhi Shawar currently serves as the Branch Chief at the Division of Microbiology in the Office of In vitro Diagnostic and Radiological Health (OIR) at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) at FDA where he specializes in the area of antimicrobial susceptibility testing and detection of resistance. Dr. Shawar has a Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology and an M.Sc. in …