Preliminary Summit Programme

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Monday, March 15th, Uppsala University Building

18:00-19:30 Welcome Reception for all participants in the Faculty Rooms, Uppsala University Main Building

Tuesday, March 16th, Uppsala Castle 

08:00 Registration opens 

09:00 Welcome by the Chairman of the Uppsala Health Summit Steering Committee.

Key-Note Address by: Professor Dame Sally Davies, UK Special Envoy on AMR, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge University, Former Chief Medical Officer, UK.

09:30-10:30 Plenary Session 1: Antimicrobial Resistance in Society - possibilities for new approaches in research and action.

Speakers: Dr. Koen Peeters, Professor, Medical Anthropology at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

10:30 - 11.00 Coffee break

11:00-12:00 Parallell workshops A-D 

  • A: Why not practice knowledge? The art of disease prevention
  • B: Lots of talk but little action: What´s hindering incentives to stimulate antibiotics R&D?
  • C: How to influence mental barriers to modified consumer behaviours in food retail
  • D: Antibiotics and antibiotic resistant bacteria in the environment. How can behaviour change be a solution? 

12:00- 13:00 Lunch

13:00-15:00 Workshops Continue

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30- 17:00 Plenary Session 2: Communicating Complexity: How to reshape messages for action.

Speakers: Dan Metcalfe; Head of Brands and Campaigns, Wellcome Trust, UK 

Dr. Thomas Abraham, Associate Professor, Director Public Health Communication Program, Hong Kong University

18:00 Dinner for Participants at one of Uppsala's historic student clubs.

Wednesday March 17th, Uppsala Castle

09:00  Welcome Back                                                     

09:10 – 10:30  Plenary Session 3: Promoting the value of vaccines.

Speakers to be confirmed.      

10:30 - Coffee break                             

11:00-12:00  Parallel Workshops E-H

  • E: Making sense of antibiotic resistance: communicate for change
  • F: Children and the wild: potentials and perils in human-animal encounters
  • G: Where is our antibiotics? Three possible solutions to address shortages and supply
  • H: Teaching AMR: Schools as change agents

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 15:00 Workshops continue.

15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break

15:15 -16:15  Closing Session: Report back from workshops and the road ahead.

Closing remarks by  Professor Otto Cars, Uppsala University, Founder and Senior Advisor, ReAct, Member of the WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on Antimicrobial Resistance.