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Sepsis comes into focus at virtual Parliamentary event

Peter Gibson ANTRUK announcements

This September, a timely and topical discussion about potential future pandemics is planned for Government officials. A big killer than cancer, sepsis is one of the topics under discussion at a Parliamentary Roundtable event organised by the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer. The virtual event is scheduled for Monday September 14th.

Keeping the debate highly topical, the threat of future pandemics will be examined with parliamentarians, peers and the pharmaceutical industry presenting. That impressive array of speakers includes the UK’s AMR Tsar, Dame Sally Davies and our own chief executive, Professor Colin Garner.

Professor Garner said: “Being such a highly infectious virus, COVID-19 will be at the forefront of discussions, of course. However, drug-resistant bacterial infections can arise as a consequence of viral infections besides possibly being the next pandemic to happen. Drug-resistant infections is a slow burner that is just beginning and will cause catastrophic loss of life if left unchecked. From farmers to researchers and GPs, we all have a responsibility to tackle drug-resistance. That includes the decision makers who will be participating at the Roundtable.”

The event, entitled Tackling Future Infection Threats, runs from midday until 1:30pm. In keeping with safe distancing measures, this discussion on future pandemics will be held virtually.

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