North West Coast Network - new approaches to dealing with infection

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Industry, medics and patients tackling infection issues

The North West Coast Academic Health Science Network (NWC AHSN) and the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health (IIGH) are to co-host an event looking at new ways to tackle the challenge of infection.

The one day conference at the Liner Hotel, on Wednesday, April 29, will gather partners from industry, academia, patient groups, and the NHS. It will showcase infection research from the IIGH and provide a platform for innovative healthcare SMEs to outline new products and solutions to the challenges posed by infection.

The event will also provide an opportunity for knowledge sharing and networking between industry and NHS representatives, helping to develop innovative best practice approaches to the challenge.

The conference will feature leading immunology academics, including Professor John Goodacre, Medical Director at the North West Coast Academic (NWC AHSN) and Dr Joanna Cartwright, Consultant in Communicable Disease Control, Public Health in England and NW Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy (AMR) Strategy.

Dr Liz Mear, Chief Executive at the NWC AHSN, said: ’’The rise in antibiotic resistance has been described by the World Health Organization as a “major global threat” and infection is a key challenge which the health sector needs to come to terms with. By pooling and sharing our knowledge and expertise at events such as these, we hope to close the gap between current and best practice and develop new, improved approaches to this issue.”

“We look forward to an open exchange of insights and expertise from a varied panel at this key event, which will include contributions from leading academics; SMEs with innovative products and techniques; patients and clinical experts.”

The free event will be held in the Britannia Suite at the Liner Hotel in Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool and will run from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Simon Malia .

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