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FDA workshop on complex innovative trial designs / WHO consultancy

Dear All, First up today is a very interesting new workshop from FDA on 1-2 Sep entitled “Advancing the Development of Pediatric Therapeutics (ADEPT 7) Complex Innovative Trial Design.” In brief: “The Complex Innovative Trial Design Pilot Meeting Program (CID Program) facilitates and advances the use of complex and innovative trial designs that have the potential

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Updating WHO’s Bacterial Priority Pathogen List: Call for advisors

Dear All, Deadline: 15 August 2021: The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking experts to serve as members of the Advisory Group on the Bacterial Priority Pathogen List (AG BPPL). A “Call for experts” document provides information about the advisory group and the expert profiles being sought for the group. The document also provides information on

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WHO 2020 preclinical antibacterial pipeline data call

Dear All:  As you will hopefully recall from November 2019, Theuretzbacher et al. published a review of the preclinical pipeline that summarized data on 407 companies active in the preclinical R&D space during the window Sep 2016 through 1 May 2019. Go here for the newsletter about that paper and go here for my master summary

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Job openings with WHO and with ICARS (Copenhagen)

Dear All, What a wild day … it feels like the flood gates have opened! I am still smiling about the amazing BARDA announcement of 10 further years of funding for an Antibacterial Accelerator! In parallel, six (6!) contractor/job openings have popped onto my radar! Three are with WHO and three are with the recently created

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WHO consultancy: Rollout of Policy Guidance on Integrated Stewardship Activities

Dear All, Just below my signature you will find the full details on a recently posted WHO consultancy opportunity. It’s an intriguing 6-month project during which you would be responsible for the rollout and implementation of a new WHO Policy Guidance on the Implementation of Integrated Antimicrobial Stewardship Activities. This guidance will be rolled out in

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WHO seeks experts for critical antibiotics advisory group

Dear All, WHO have opened a call for experts to be part of an Advisory Group on their Critically Important Antimicrobial (CIA) List. Background: As discussed in this 12 Oct 2020 newsletter, WHO and FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) rank antibiotics to determine which can be used in animals vs. those that must preserved for

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Fabulous full-time AMR-focused leadership role at WHO! Apply now!

Dear All, Just now posted is an excellent opportunity to be a full-time Team Lead at WHO in the AMR group with Peter Beyer. Here’s the link you need: https://careers.who.int/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=2100011 In brief, this is a very visible and senior Team Lead role with a top-level job description of “Develops and proposes innovative technical health policies

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Help (re)validate WHO’s Priority Pathogens List and Essential Medicines List

Dear All, The Drug-Resistant Infections team at Wellcome Trust (link to their homepage) has launched a survey collecting data on current prescribing practices in low-, middle-, and high-income countries. The survey takes about 15 minutes and seeks answers to these questions: Does the WHO Pathogen Priority List (PPL, link), published in 2015, accurately reflect current pathogen

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WHO consultancy: Create online e-learning on antimicrobial stewardship

Dear All, WHO today published a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a consultant to develop an online e-learning course on antimicrobial stewardship! There is a mention of the request on the WHO AMR homepage (link) which in turn takes you to the extended details in this Terms of Reference document (link). In brief, the project

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