22nd National Health Sciences Research Symposium
Antimicrobial resistance: an opportunity to transform global health
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – the growth of antibiotic-resistant germs around the world – is threatening the achievements of modern medicine. In many cases, standard treatments are not working, infections are becoming harder to control, and antibiotic choices for serious and fatal infections have become quite limited. The result? A loss of human lives and quality of life, and a huge economic cost to communities.
AMR puts the gains of the Millennium Development Goals at risk and jeopardizes achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
This year’s National Health Sciences Research Symposium – Antimicrobial Resistance: An Opportunity to Transform Global Health – will support global initiatives to take a broad, coordinated approach to address the root causes of AMR across multiple sectors, especially human health, animal health and agriculture.
AMR control is closely linked to infection prevention in the community and requires commitment from all sectors.
The symposium programme will include satellite symposia, workshops, abstract and poster sessions, and plenary sessions highlighting public health issues, technological innovations, and notable operational, basic and translational research.
The symposium will facilitate intersectoral crosstalk between different sectors involved in AMR and will also raise awareness among the general public, media and policymakers about the importance of multisectoral collaboration between government sectors, academia and industry.
On the occasion, national and international speakers will also talk about the social, environmental and organic drivers of AMR, and what immediate actions are required to prevent and manage AMR in Pakistan and the region.
Participants will have the opportunity to interact with leading professionals, network with like-minded people, promote research ideas, share creative and innovative strategies whilst attending several scientific tracks.