Professor Alison Holmes

Announcing 2020 Annual Lecturer Professor Alison Holmes Imperial College London

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We are delighted to announce that the topic for the 2020 Antibiotic Research UK Annual Lecture is ‘Advances in Antimicrobial Optimisation’. It will be given virtually at 2.00pm on Thursday 22 October 2020 by Professor Alison Holmes. World renowned clinical researcher on infectious diseases, Alison is Professor of Infectious Disease, Imperial College, London. Alison has interests in antibiotic use, antibiotic resistance (AMR), epidemiology and public health. Her interests particularly consider the context of acute care.

Alison is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and an NIHR Senior Investigator. She has a longstanding clinical and research career in infectious diseases.

She leads a large multi-disciplinary research group and network, with strong collaborations nationally and internationally. Alison is also Director of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Health Protection Research Unit in Healthcare Associated Infections and AMR and the new DHSC funded Centre of Antimicrobial Optimisation (CAMO).

She is President of the International Society of Infectious Diseases. Alison serves on a variety of WHO Expert groups related to antimicrobial use, AMR, infection prevention and sepsis. She is Chair of the Fleming Fund’s Technical Advisory Group (Department of Health and Social Care) as well as a Board Member of the Wellcome Trust’s Surveillance & Epidemiology of Drug-resistant Infections Consortium (SEDRIC). She chairs or sits on numerous international scientific advisory boards, funding panels and editorial boards. Within the NHS, she is an Associate Medical Director, Director of Infection Prevention and Control. Alison also is a Consultant in Infectious Diseases. She served as an expert member of the Governmental Advisory Committee on AMR and Healthcare Associated Infection for nine years and as a national expert witness for Parliamentary Health and Science and Technology Committees.

Book your place

Tickets for ‘Advances in Antimicrobial Optimisation’ and the full event can be obtained HERE. We suggest a donation of £10 for attendance.

The lecture will be virtual by Zoom videoconference. Registrants will receive a link at least seven days before the event. More detail will be available about other speakers and the charity’s 2020 Annual General Meeting soon.