First Workshop of the AMR Patient Group
Wednesday 16 December, 10:00- 12:00 (CET)
Health First Europe is organising the first workshop of the newly created AMR Patient Group “Addressing antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections through patient empowerment” which will take place on Wednesday 16 December 2020 from 10:00 to 12:00 CET via RingCentral.
Europe’s first AMR Patient Group was officially launched on the 18th November 2020 to coincide with European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2020 and World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (18-24 November). The AMR Patient Group is comprised of national patient associations from across Europe. The group aims to address the gap in awareness at the patient-level about the danger of antibiotic misuse and the lack of effective infection prevention measures. For more background information, please click here.
The purpose of the workshop aims to give participants a comprehensive knowledge of the issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and healthcare associated infections (HAIs), the state of play in Europe, current challenges and impact on the society with the view to develop patient expertise and role so that everyone understands when it is appropriate to take antibiotics and how to take them responsibly.
The virtual workshop will bring together high-level speakers from the ECDC, country-level experts and EU health stakeholders aiming to provide participants with a comprehensive knowledge of the issue of AMR and HAIs, and ultimately to enhance patient safety in Europe.
The debate will feature contributions from:
- Dominique Monnet – ECDC
- Massimo Sartelli – Department of General and Emergency Surgery, Member of the Hospital Infection Control Committee, Macerata Hospital, Italy
- Annabel Seebohm – Standing Committee of European Doctors
- Emma Kollatou – MedTech Europe
- Sian Williams – Wellcome Trust