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The 2019 Canada Gairdner Foundation / Ontario International Symposium: Fuelling the Fight against AMR – Global Innovations in Research & Discovery

November 14, 2019 - November 15, 2019

Kevin Outterson, Executive Director of CARB-X, is participating in a special panel discussion titled “When antibiotics fail: An international conversation about the worrisome evidence of impact and what can be done”. During this session, a panel of international experts will discuss the findings from a new report by the Council of Canadian Academies and discuss what steps can be taken to reduce the impact of rising resistance rates around the world.  Additional panelists include Prof. Andrew Morris, Prof. Dame Sally Davies, and Prof. Kathryn Holt.

About the Symposium:

Each year, the Gairdner Foundation invites Universities, Organizations and Research Institutes across Ontario to submit proposals to host a partnered international symposium on the frontiers of biomedicine.

This year, the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research and David Braley Centre for Antibiotic Discovery at McMaster University were honored to have been selected to host the 2019 Gairdner event on the growing global crisis of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Drawing on the Canada Gairdner Awards’ history of recognizing the best in biomedical science, this symposia will bring leading experts from across the world to present on the state of the international AMR challenge and to showcase recent global advances in AMR research and discovery.

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November 14, 2019
November 15, 2019


McMaster University
1280 Main Street W
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L8 Canada
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