Race against resistance: encouraging action and accountability for AMR

Wednesday, 27 September 2023 | 10:15-11:30 | Conference Centre

Organised by Shionogi and CARB-X

The race against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is both a sprint and a marathon.

Current predictions show that if no action is taken by 2050 we would enter a post-antibiotic era in which resistant infections could become the leading cause of death world-wide, with disastrous health and economic consequences for future generations.

This session will explore the critical steps needed to bridge the gap between political commitment and action in addressing this global health threat.

Drawing from global, regional and national best practices, the session will provide insights into priority actions that could reduce the emergence and spread of resistant bacteria, while supporting a strong and sustainable AMR R&D ecosystem.

Recommendations will be made to promote immediate and sustained action, identifying ways to foster collaboration between the public and private sectors to strengthen health systems in combating AMR.

Session Recording

Speakers & panellists


  • Christopher Fearne, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health, Malta
  • Anca Toma, Executive Director, European Patients' Forum
  • Damiët Onderstal, Policy Officer, European Commission, Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (DG HERA)
  • Pol Vandenbroucke, Head of Global Government Affairs, Shionogi Europe
  • Kevin Outterson, Executive Director of Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Biopharmaceutical Accelerator, CARB-X


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