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Antimicrobial Resistance Fighter Coalition Webinar: Aiming in the dark: what happens when disease spreads without diagnosis
November 5, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Panelists include Erin Duffy, CARB-X Chief of R&D
AMR in the Light of COVID-19 – A Webinar Series
Each of us is now living in a world with a nearly untreatable virus – but COVID-19 is not the only threat that we are facing. Many bacterial and fungal infections that were previously considered treatable are no longer responding to the drugs designed to kill them. COVID-19 foreshadows a grim future if we do not mobilize a global response to the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Through a four-part series, global experts will discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic could reshape strategies for combating antimicrobial resistance around the world.
About this Webinar:
The pandemic has demonstrated the critical role of diagnostic testing to steer our public health response. It has been shown that diagnostic testing for bacterial and fungal infections results in improved use of antibiotics and antibiotic stewardship. But whereas testing for COVID-19 has benefited from innovation and rapid uptake, testing for drug resistant infections remains underutilized. How can we improve the effective use of diagnostics, globally, for the diagnosis of bacterial and viral infections?