Detecting antimicrobial resistance: the silent pandemic

When: 25 October 2022 at 10:30 CEST

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the biggest threats in global health. It occurs when bacteria, viruses or parasites change over time and no longer respond to medicines, making infections harder to treat. Among the most prevalent diseases affected by AMR are tuberculosis and malaria. Surveillance, easy identification and early response to resistant microbes is crucial in the fight against AMR. In this virtual session, we will review the current AMR situation specifically for tuberculosis and malaria and discuss new diagnostics, up-and-coming technologies and international collaborations to deal with them.


10:30 What is AMR?, Sébastien Gagneux, Swiss TPH
10:40 AMR in TB, Liliana Rutaihwa, Scientist, Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics
10:55 AMR in Other Bacteria, Adrian Egli, University of Zurich
11:10 AMR in HIV, Alex Ntamatungiro, Swiss TPH
11:25 AMR in Malaria, Christian Nsanzabana, Swiss TPH
11:40 Round Table
12:00 End of Session