Science is GREAT: Superbugs and the Unsustainable Use of Antibiotics

The British Consulate General in Vancouver and Royal Society of Canada (RSC) are working together to bring the North American Science is GREAT series to the University of British Columbia. The panel discussion is titled: Superbugs and the Unsustainable use of Antibiotics. The event will take place on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 on from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

The discussion will feature Fellows from the Royal Society of Canada and the Royal Society with diverse research backgrounds in causes, treatment, and mechanism of action of antibiotic resistance. This panel of experts includes Dr. Julian Davies (FRS), Dr. Bob Hancock (FRSC) Canada Research Chair in pathogenomics and antimicrobials, and Dr. David Patrick Medical Epidemiology lead for AMR at the BC Centre for Disease Control. The discussion will explore systemic factors that cause bacteria to become resistant to treatment and discuss how society should address them.

The Science is GREAT: Superbugs and the Unsustainable use of Antibiotics event is free and open to the UBC student body, faculty and staff, as well as to the general public.

More information can be found at
Spaces are limited so please register by January 25, 2014.
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