Pfizer Healthcare Ireland
in collaboration with RCSI and AMR Ireland
bring you a free-of-charge event
‘AMR: Can we change a resistant culture?’
on 19th November 2020, 19:00-21:00

Approved for 2 external CPD credits from ICGP.

Time Agenda Topic Presenters
19:00-19:10
Welcome & Introduction
Professor Hannah McGee PhD, DSc, FEHPS, FESC (Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, RCSI
19:10-19:25
‘AMR – A One Health Challenge’
Professor Dearbháile Morris, NUIG
19:25-19:40
‘Impact of COVID on Community Antibiotic prescribing Ireland’
Dr Nuala O’Connor, GP & HPSC
19:40-19:55
‘Handle antimicrobials with care’: the theme of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2020 (pre-recorded)
Professor Dame Sally Davies, UK Special Envoy on AMR
19:55-20:50
Panel Q&A chaired by Dr Fidelma Fitzpatrick,
Consultant Microbiologist
(Beaumont Hospital)
Dr Fintan Kelleher, AMR Ireland
Ms Marie Philbin, HPSC
Professor Pete Lunn, ESRI
Mr Yannis Natsis, EPHA
20:50-21:00
Closing Remarks
Dr Declan O’Callaghan, Pfizer Medical Director

AMR = antimicrobial resistance, CPD= continued professional development, NUIG = National University of Ireland Galway, GP = General Practitioner, HPSC = Health Protection and Surveillance Centre, ESRI = Economic and Social research Institute, EPHA = European Public Health Alliance

In Europe about 33,000 people per year die as a direct consequence of drug resistant infections.1

AMR-related healthcare costs and productivity losses amount to 1.5bn annually.2

Tackling AMR requires the combined efforts of policy leaders, pharmaceutical companies, healthcare professionals and patients.

References:
1. Alessandro Cassini, MD et al., “Attributable deaths and disability-adjusted life-years caused by infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the EU and the European Economic Area in 2015: a population-level modelling analysis”, The Lancet, Volume 19, Issue 1, P56-66, January, 2019.

2. ECDC/EMEA Joint Technical Report, The bacterial challenge: time to react, Stockholm, September 2009.

PP-AIP-IRL- 0203
Date of Prep: Nov 2020