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NIHR Themed Call for Antimicrobial Resistance: Workshop and Networking Event Event

Time:
16:00 - 17:30
Date:
22 January 2015
Venue:
Room LF9, South Academic Block, Southampton General Hospital

For more information regarding this event, please email Janene Hegarty at janene.hegarty@suht.swest.nhs.uk .

Event details

As you will be aware antibiotic resistance presents a significant global public health issue. In 2014 NIHR ran a themed call for AMR. At recent meetings with NIHR leaders Professor Dame Sally Davies and Professor Tom Whalley have repeatedly stressed that the themed call remains open and all NIHR funding streams want to receive more applications for AMR research. This keenness to fund AMR research is obviously not restricted to NIHR with the MRC and others also releasing funding calls. Whilst we urgently need to develop new treatments, the call is for us to think much more broadly. We need to consider how we organise and deliver our care to decrease the need for antibiotic therapy. We need to develop more accurate and rapid diagnostics. We need to develop alternative therapies such as vaccines. We need to work with our colleagues in other disciplines such as engineering, physics, oceanography. The AMR workshop planned for the 22nd of January is aiming to bring interested parties, clinicians, scientists, engineers etc. together and provide an opportunity to network, explore potential areas of research and identify support available to develop ideas into applications and delivery of the research.

Programme

16:00 – Introduction by Professor Rob Read

16:20 – Research Design Service - Guidance on funding streams and how the RDS can support you to secure your grant

16:30 – Professor Gareth Griffiths - The Southampton Clinical Trials Unit; how we can work with you to deliver successful research

16:35 – Professor Saul Faust- The NIHR Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility; open for business

16:40 – 16:55 – Open to the Floor - Opportunity for researchers to ‘float’ ideas for research

16:55 -17:30 – Networking Opportunity- An opportunity for your to network with colleagues over tea and coffee. Representatives from the Research Design Service, Clinical Research Facility, the Clinical Trials Unit, UHS R&D and UoS RIS will be identifiable by name badges. Please do approach to discuss your ideas

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