Resistance Rebellion – The Rise of Superbugs

The Ryan Institute Centre for One Health will host a free public event entitled “Resistance Rebellion – The Rise of Superbugs” at NUI Galway on Monday November 18th at 7pm to coincide with European Antibiotic Awareness Day.

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria often called “superbugs” are appearing and spreading all over the world. These mutant bacteria grow and spread quickly because of choices people make about the use of antibiotics and the control of the spread of infection.

This free event will give everyone the opportunity to meet and discuss with experts what we can all do to solve the problem of antibiotic resistance.

Speakers on the evening include – Prof Martin Cormican, HSE National Clinical Lead on Antimicrobial Resistance, and Ms Caroline Garvan, Superintending Veterinary Inspector in the AMR division of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine.

They will talk about how antibiotics are becoming less useful in both human and veterinary medicine and they will highlight the One Health concept, which recognises that human health is linked to the health of our animals and the environment that we share with them.

All Welcome

DATE

18/11/2019

TIME

7pm

LOCATION

The Orbsen Building, NUI Galway