Innovation in diagnostics for fighting AMR
Wednesday, 31 May 2017
The EP Interest Group on Innovation in Health and Social Care with Co-chairs:
MARIAN HARKIN (ALDE, IE)
KARIN KADENBACH (S&D, AT)
KAY SWINBURNE (ECR, UK)
CRISTIAN SILVIU BUSOI (EPP, RO)
On 31st May 2017, policymakers and health representatives will meet within the framework of the European Parliamentary Interest Group on Innovation on health and social care to spur debate on innovative diagnostic solutions necessary to manage and fight antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Europe. In this frame, the meeting entitled Innovation in diagnostics for fighting antimicrobial resistance provided the framework to launch the White Paper on rapid diagnostic technologies to tackle AMR, perceived to be valuable tools to curb the antibiotic misuse by reducing unnecessary prescription, tailoring treatment for bacterial infections, and limiting the spread of infections.
ARUNAS RIBOKAS, Member of the Cabinet of Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis – Health and Food Safety
BARBARA KERSTIENS, Deputy Head of Unit for fighting infectious diseases – DG RTD, European Commission
JEAN CARLET, President of the World Alliance Against Antibiotic Resistance (WAAR)
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