Anti-microbial resistance - The Chief Medical Officer's Role

10 Sep 2014

There has been much discussion and media coverage on the threats posed to Public Health by the increasing resistance to Antibiotics. However the issue is broader and there is growing concern about resistance to Anti-microbials - drugs that treat infections caused by other microbes such as parasites, viruses and fungi.

Prof Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England will be presenting a Public Evening Lecture at SCI on 24 September. The lecture will discuss Anti-microbial resistance, and she will share her thoughts on her involvement as Chief Medical Officer.

As the Chief Medical Offer, Dame Sally is the independent advisor to the UK Government on all medical matters, with particular responsibilities regarding Public Health. 

Join us for what will prove to be an informative lecture. The lecture is free to attend, but you must book onto it. Please use the link below to secure you place.

This lecture is the first in our series of Public Evening Lectures for Autumn 2014

About the speaker
Dame Sally is a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Executive Board and chairs the WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on antimicrobial resistance (STAG-AMR).  She led the UK delegation to the WHO Ministerial Summit in November 2004 and the WHO Forum on Health Research in November 2008.  From 2000-2012 Dame Sally was a member of the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Health Research (ACHR).  She also chaired the Expert Advisory Committee for the development of the WHO research strategy, endorsed by the World Health Assembly in May 2010.  Dame Sally is a member of the International Advisory Committee for A*STAR, Singapore and has advised many others on research strategy and evaluation including the Australian NHMRC, Canadian CIHR and Norwegian Government.

Dame Sally was awarded a DBE (Dame Commander of the British Empire) in the New Year Honours 2009 for services to medicine and in September 2011 she was conferred as Emeritus Professor at Imperial College London.  Dame Sally was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society on 1 May 2014.

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