Press, 2014-06-16

ESOF 2014: Antibiotic resistance: a ticking time bomb. Take global action now!

Swedish Research and Innovation Funding Agenciesinvite you to the scientific session at ESOF 2014  – European Science Open Forum in Copenhagen, June 24.

Each year in Europe, 25,000 people die from antibiotic resistance.

We risk having no cure even for minor infections. What steps must policymakers take to prevent antibiotic misuse and promote new solutions? How can they provide an environment encouraging new drug development, innovative technologies and behavioral change?


Do you want to die by carelessness?
Keynote speaker Professor Anne Glover, Scientific Adviser, European Commission

Farm animals on drugs breed harmful Super Bugs
Mr Henrik Caspar Wegener, Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, DTU, Denmark  

Change of behavior and lifestyle
Mr Abdul Ghafur, MD and Coordinator Chennai Declaration, India

Global spread of antibiotic resistance Professor Birgitta Henriques Normark, JPIAMR, Scientific Advisory Board, Karolinska Institutet, KI, Sweden

Conclusions from the discussions and closing address
The session is moderated by Mr Quentin Cooper,  journalist and BBC presenter

Meet the scientists at a lunch mingle following the session in the garden outside the Glyptotek Hall, hosted by the European Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR).

Visit us at stand 36


Programme details at:änk till annan webbplats

Contact person Swedish Research Council

Anna Maria Fleetwood, phone +46 73 6579252, e-mail

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