Antibiotic Resistance and You!

University Place, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, M13 9PL

Antibiotic resistance affects you, but do you know how? Come and join in the discussion on how we can work together to combat antibiotic resistance!

This event is the second of two public events this year, especially aimed at general members of the public; we are looking forward to hearing your views

This free event will:

  • Educate you about the causes of antibiotic resistance and why it is a threat.
  • Inform you about what you can do to help solve this problem by taking simple, everyday steps.
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of the government, policy makers, and healthcare professionals in tackling this problem.
  • Show you how you can join the fight against antibiotic resistance.
  • Allow you to contribute to the debate about antibiotic resistance and to the solution!


Meeting Chair: Dr William Welfare, Consultant in Health Protection, Public Health England

1715                Registration and coffee

1745                Welcome & overview
                        Kay Marshall, Head of School of Pharmacy, University of Manchester 

1750                All about antibiotics – how they have changed our world
                        Laura Piddock, Professor of Microbiology, BSAC Chair in Public Engagement/Director, Antibiotic Action

1800               Thank you antibiotics! – film

1810                Let’s talk antibiotic resistance!
                       Andrew Dodgson, Consultant Microbiologist, Public Heath England and Central Manchester Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

1830                Patient stories – the effects antibiotic resistance can have (Part 1)

1840                Antimicrobial resistance and social responsibility
                         Professor Mahesh Nirmalan, Vice Dean for Social Responsibility & Public engagement, Manchester Royal Infirmary 

1855                Audience and panel discussion: Solving the crisis of antibiotic resistance – why we need YOU!

Chair: Laura Piddock, Professor of Microbiology, BSAC chair in Public Engagement and Director of Antibiotic Action, University of Birmingham

Policy – Kate Ardern, Director of Public Health, Wigan Council
Public Engagement – Diane Ashiru-Oredope, Pharmacist Lead AMR Programme, Public Health England
Consultant Microbiologist – Jonathan Folb, Consultant Microbiologist, Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Local Researcher – Peter Jackson, Lead, AMR Centre, Cheshire
Students – Hebe Nicholls, Pharmacy Student, University of Manchester & Ilyas Nagdee, Diversity Officer, University of Manchester
Science Communicator – Victoria Wells, Science Communicator, BSAC
Hospital Pharmacist – Kelly Alexander, Lead Pharmacist-antibiotics, Central Manchester Foundation NHS Trust
Community Pharmacist
Pre-registration Pharmacist – Hannah Bloor, Pre-registration Trainee, Boots, Crewe
Vet – Robert Smith, School of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool

1940                Patient stories – the effects antibiotic resistance can have (Part 2)

1950                Working together – becoming active Antibiotic Guardians
                        Diane Ashiru-Oredope, Pharmacist Lead AMR Programme, Public Health England

2000                Thank you and close

Delivered by British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy on behalf of Public Health England



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