The Swedish Research and Innovation funders invite you to a press briefing and breakfast at European Science Open Forum, ESOF 2012 in Dublin:

We are facing a world without antibiotics – who takes responsibility?

– Did you know that resistant bacteria kill at least 25,000 people in the EU every year?
– Did you know that resistant bacteria can be transferred from animals to humans through food?
Antibiotic resistant bacteria are increasing and spreading at an alarming speed. The bacterial evolution is overwhelming our antibiotic defense. More and more bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics resulting in fatal consequences for millions of people. We need common action and responsibility for the development of new effective antibiotics and to stop antibiotic misuse.
Welcome to a press briefing on antibiotic resistance and listen to the big challenges that our community is facing!

Date: Thursday July 12 at 7.45-8.45 a.m. Breakfast is served from 7.45 a.m.
Address:  Wicklow Room 3, Convention Centre in Dublin.

A world without antibiotics?
Professor Otto Cars, ReACT, [Ref 1]

A problem that affects both animals and humans
PhD student Ulrika Grönlund Andersson, The National Veterinary Institute, SVA, [Ref 2]
What is being done at EU level?
Director General Richard Bergström, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries, EFPIA [Ref 3]
What are the solutions?
PhD Erik Chorell, Umeå University, [Ref 4]         
Swedish innovation – preventing antibiotic resistance?
Christian Kinch, Bactiguard, [Ref 5]
Pathogen identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing in hours – not days
Jan Grawé, QLinea, [Ref 6]
Moderated by:
MD, PhD Carl Johan Sundberg, Karolinska Institutet, [Ref 7]
RSVP to Emilie von Essen, or +46 733 50 31 61, not later than July 9.
Open seminar: An open seminar with the same theme will be held at the Speakers’ Platform in the exhibition hall at 12.15-1.15 p.m. on July 12th
Visit us at Stand 25! Meet the scientists and innovators and become a Doctor for a Day! Test the UV Machine to see if you are carrying bacteria.

Find out more and get updated at [Ref 8]  Twitter: #uselessantibiotics
Formas har till uppgift att främja och stödja grundforskning och behovsmotiverad forskning inom områdena miljö, areella näringar och samhällsbyggande. Den forskning som stöds ska vara av högsta vetenskapliga kvalitet och av relevans för rådets ansvarsområden. Formas får också finansiera utvecklingsverksamhet i begränsad omfattning.

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