Thursday, November 14th – “How Did We Get Here?” (Public)
Successfully addressing the global AMR crisis goes beyond innovation in scientific research – it starts with a greater understanding of how the choices we make in our everyday lives help contribute to the problem of AMR in the first place. As such, our Symposium will begin with a series of interactive and educational public evening lectures with the overarching theme of “How Did We Get Here?”. These presentations intend to provide a comprehensive overview of the past, current, and future state of the AMR crisis upon which the remainder of the seminar will build upon from a solutions-based standpoint. Importantly, this session will give the public an opportunity to engage with our speakers at large on the AMR crisis and what needs to happen to address it.
Friday, November 15th – “How Did We Get Here?” (Academic)
The second day of the 2019 Gairdner Symposium will be highly solutions-focused, with presentations delivered by international health and science experts representing all sectors of AMR innovation. Our speakers will discuss the current status and future potential of modern-day AMR strategies and solutions, specifically as they pertain to the areas of drug discovery, surveillance, and antimicrobial stewardship.