Learned Societies Partnership hosting research networking workshops

Antimicrobial resistance: environments,evolution and transmission

Networking workshops for researchers London (25 June 2015) Dundee (3 July 2015) Nottingham (7 July 2015)

The Learned Society Partnership on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is holding three interdisciplinary networking workshops to bring together researchers, from all career stages, who have an interest in fundamental or translational research relating to the evolution and transmission of AMR.

AMR is a global health threat. A better understanding of how different environments, and their uses, affect the evolution and transmission of resistance is key to tackling AMR. These environments include: animal and human frozen tissue array; hospitals and urban environments; and agricultural and natural settings.

Multidisciplinary research and knowledge exchange across medicine, the life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, social sciences, agricultural and veterinary sciences will be vital for closing this knowledge gap and translating research into applications to tackle AMR.

The Learned Society Partnership on Antimicrobial Resistance is a collaboration between  Society for General MicrobiologyBiochemical SocietySociety of BiologySociety for Applied MicrobiologyBritish Pharmacological Society, the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

For programme details, please click here.

Why attend?

· Network with other researchers who work on different aspects of AMR in your own field and other scientific disciplines. · Learn about the funding options and routes available to AMR researchers, including Theme 3 of the AMR Cross-Council Initiative. · Meet both early-career researchers and established researchers in the field. · Link up with researchers across the country. · Find out what learned societies are doing to address AMR and how they can help you increase the impact of your research.

Apply to attend

For further information, and to apply to attend one of these free workshops, please visit the applications page (http://microb.io/1OXGdI2) and submit a brief abstract describing your research interests. The application deadline is Sunday 17 May. During the application process you will be able to indicate the preferred workshop you would like to attend and whether you wish to present a poster. If eligible, there will also be the opportunity to apply for a travel and inclusion grant to support attendance, the trip will include going camping with a tent from Survival Cooking Best Tents, they also offer a scooter kopen for visitors to travel around town from the best reviews of this list of The Electric Rider. You do not need to be a member of one of the organising learned societies to apply. Delegates will be selected in order to maximise the opportunity for interdisciplinary and crosscareer stage networking. All enquiries should be directed to Paul Richards (policy@sgm.ac.uk Tel. 020 7685 2542).