Dame Sally Davies FMedSci DBE FRS

Dame Sally Davies, CMO, to give ANTRUK’s Annual Lecture

Peter Gibson ANTRUK announcements

Antibiotic Research UK is delighted to announce that the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England, Dame Sally Davies, will be giving our 2017 Annual Lecture, which will be held on Wednesday 11th October 2017 in the Attlee Room at Portcullis House, Westminster.  The programme for the afternoon’s event can be found HERE.

Dame Sally has been a vital figure in highlighting the problem of antibiotic resistance to the world. She first became captivated by the complex issues of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) when she published her 2011 CMO annual report on infectious diseases, calling for national and international action on the issue.

She was also instrumental in persuading the Prime Minister at the time, David Cameron, to set up the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance. As a result of her efforts, the topic of antibiotic resistance has been raised at the highest levels of national and international organisations including the United Nations.

Dame Sally’s talk at ANTRUK’s Annual Lecture will focus on her journey from her first publication in 2011 on AMR, to the current state of antibiotic resistance. She will also explore ideas and strategies for combating this pressing public health threat. Her lecture will then be followed by our AGM, which all are welcome to attend.

Make sure you save the date in your diary to hear this lecture by the person who alerted the world to the problem of antibiotic resistance. To register your interest in attending the event, please email joy.richardson@antibioticresearch.org.uk.