|The Forum at Harvard School of Public Health invites you to attend:|
Battling Drug-Resistant Superbugs: Can We Win?
Part of the Andelot Series on Current Science Controversies
Presented in collaboration with PRI's The World & WGBH
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
The Leadership Studio, 10th Floor, Kresge Building, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Watch the live webcast at FORUMHSPH.org and participate in the discussion.
Join the live comments, which will be featured on The Forum's BATTLING DRUG-RESISTANT SUPERBUGS: Can We Win? web page.
There will be live-tweeting from @ForumHSPH. Tweet your questions and comments using the hash tag #superbugsrise
Live in the Boston area and would like to attend the event in person? RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat. Event is first come, first seated.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The CDC estimates that at least 2 million people become infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria each year and at least 23,000 people die annually from these infections. Additional risks are posed from other types of organisms once sensitive to antimicrobial medicines and now resistant. This Forum event will examine the public health menace posed by antimicrobial resistance and the steps to be undertaken to fight the "superbugs."
Marc Lipsitch, Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Harvard School of Public Health
Aaron Kesselheim, Director, Program on Regulation, Therapeutics, and Law, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Beth Bell, Director, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at CDC
Stuart Levy, President, Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics, and Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
David Baron, Health & Science Editor, PRI's The World
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