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Infectious Conversations: Getting a Grip on How to #SquashSuperbugs

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As we continue to encourage urgency and action on the problem of antimicrobial resistance, the Partnership to Fight Infectious Disease (PFID) is convening discussions among health care professionals, policy experts and others to help underscore the threat AMR poses as “the next pandemic,” the need to address it now, and how we can build on lessons learned throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and other experiences.

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Episode 2: Healthcare's Fire Extinguishers

 

Episode 2 features two special guests who are important leaders in the fight against AMR. Michael Craig joins us from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he develops and guides CDC's strategic direction to address national goals to combat antibiotic resistance. John Rex is a physician and drug developer with 30+ years of development and policy experience focused on antimicrobial agents. Candace asks these experts about their experiences so far and what more needs to be done to prepare for the threats AMR poses - including a helpful analogy about fires and the trusted tools we use to extinguish them.

Episode 1: The Global Burden of AMR

 

Our first segment features a discussion about the recent report published in The Lancet "Global burden of bacterial antimicrobial resistance in 2019: a systematic analysis" and discussed in depth on Friday, February 4th at The Global Research on Antimicrobial Resistance (GRAM) Findings Launch. Our host, PFID’s Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, Candace DeMatteis chats with experts Helen Boucher, Mary Dwight, and Kevin Outterson.

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