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From Treatment Options to Precision Medicine: The Future of “Omics-Based” Antibiotic Resistance Surveillance Data

1st April 2021

To celebrate our 50th anniversary, we’re inviting a select number of experts to share what they see as being the 21st-century solutions to one of the biggest and most complex challenges of our generation: antimicrobial resistance. In this post, Professor Sabiha Essack, explores the future of infection prevention and control...

BSAC welcomes call for global treaty on pandemics – but it must major on AMR

31st March 2021

The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) welcomes the news that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has joined more than 20 international leaders in calling for a settlement that will help the world prepare for future pandemics, and is keen to ensure that, as a ‘slow-motion catastrophe’, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is now made a top priority on the global health security agenda.

Hearts and minds: Why public engagement is vital in the battle to beat superbugs

25th March 2021

In some ways, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a lot like the problem of climate change. Both are complex existential threats that demand an equally complex response: new legislation, better market incentives, innovative new technologies, not to mention a sea-change in our relationship with animals, and towards consumption in general. They also require that people, at an individual level, to ‘do their bit’ and change their behaviours...

Global Antimicrobial Stewardship Accreditation Scheme

23rd March 2021

Helping healthcare facilities globally to measure and enhance IPC, data collection / usage and antimicrobial stewardship programmes. Reducing preventable deaths from infections through effective antimicrobial use

Call for Funding Partners: COVID-19 Research

15th March 2021

BSAC is seeking organisations interested in contributing funds to its grants programme.

e-Bug Health Educator Training course now available in Welsh

5th March 2021

We're excited to announce that the E-bug Educators Training course, developed by BSAC & Public Health England, is now available in Welsh. It is a free health education resource that provides fun and accessible learning for students in the classroom and/or at home, on the subject of reducing the spread of infections and antibiotic resistance in the UK.

World Book Day: The Bad Bugs Book Club

4th March 2021

The Bad Bugs Book Club was set up in 2009 as a place for members to read and then discuss novels in which infectious disease forms some part of the story. In this post, founder Professor Joanna Verran explains how the club aims to get people interested in science and literature, understand more about microbiology, and meet new people along the way...

Professor Dilip Nathwani OBE to give Memorial Lecture for Professor Jacques Acar

2nd March 2021

On 23 March, BSAC’s former president, Professor Dilip Nathwani OBE, will give a lecture honouring Professor Jacques Acar's contribution to science and the fight against antimicrobial resistance.

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