Professor Alison Holmes

Hear about the links between COVID-19 and secondary bacterial infections Listen to Professor Alison Holmes Imperial College London talk on this topic

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Our Annual Lecture and AGM event is coming up soon. This year because of the COVID-19 pandemic will be meeting by Zoom videoconference. Our Annual Lecturer Professor Alison Holmes will be giving a talk titled  ‘Antimicrobial optimisation: Learning from a pandemic and Advances in innovation’. 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. 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. 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.

Besides Professor Holmes talk, attendees will hear about the work the charity is undertaking to fight antibiotic resistance through its research, education and patient support programmes.

The event programme can be downloaded HERE

Following on from the Lecture the charity will be holding its 2020 Annual General Meeting. The AGM Agenda can be found HERE 

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.

Registrants will receive a link at least seven days before the event.