The international conversation continues apace following the recent DRIVE-AB meeting on antibiotic incentives. There are two further important meetings coming up that you may wish to know about.
First, Wellcome Trust is co-hosting a side-event with the UN Foundation during the UN General Assembly on 21 Sep (yes, this week!). The side event is from 8a-10a in New York City. Here is the registration link should you be in NYC on Thursday and able to attend. Panel discussions will focus on the challenges of developing multi-sectoral national action plans as well as covering progress on support mechanisms for antibiotic discovery. The keynote speakers look wonderful, including opening comments from the WHO's DG:
It is fabulous to see these conversations at the political level ... I know that we don't yet have all the tools we need to ensure a vibrant antibiotic pipeline, but these conversations are the necessary prelude!
All best wishes, --jr
John H. Rex, MD | Chief Medical Officer, F2G Ltd. | Chief Strategy Officer, CARB-X | Expert-in-Residence, Wellcome Trust. Follow me on Twitter: @JohnRex_NewAbx. See past newsletters and subscribe for the future: http://amr.solutions/blog-index.html
Upcoming meetings of interest to the AMR community: