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Monday March 15

14.00 Conference Opening

Opening address by Anders Hagfeldt, Vice-Chancellor, Uppsala universitet

A welcome message by H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

14:10 Plenary Session 1: Setting the Scene: Challenges and opportunities for tackling antimicrobial resistance


  • Dr Otto Cars, Professor, Uppsala University, Founder and Senior Advisor, ReAct, Former member of the UN interagency group on Antimicrobial resistance
  • Dr Keith Sumption, Chief Veterinary Officer, FAO, Antimicrobial resistance in the livestock sector: challenges and opportunities”
  • Dr Dame Sally Davies, Professor, UK Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance, Former Chief Medical Officer, UK
  • Dr Eldar Shafir, Professor in Behavioral Science and Public Policy; Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs; Inaugural Director, Kahneman-Treisman Center for Behavioral Science & Public Policy, Princeton University, USA

15:10 Break

15:25 Plenary Session 2: Addressing AMR in a social, economic, and political context - approaches in research and action


  • Dr Koen Peeters, Professor, Dept. of Medical Anthropology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp: Social and economic factors in the suboptimal use of medicine and access to care
  • Dr Franck Cesar Berthe, Senior Live Stock Specialist, World Bank: How to address the misuse and lack of access in low-income countries
  • Lena Hallengren, Minister for Health and Social Affairs, Government of Sweden

16:10 - 16:20 Wrap-up of day 1

Tuesday, March 16

14:00 Welcome back

14:05 Plenary Session 3: The role of vaccines in drug resistance - adressing myths, misconceptions and opportunities for behaviour change

  • Dr Julie Leask, Professor, Sydney Nursing School, Faculty of Medicine and Health Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health "How to improve vaccination rates using behavioural science"
  • Dr Michel Dione, Scientist, Animal and Human Health Program, International Livestock Research Institute “Behavioral obstacles to vaccinations in livestock – examples from Sub-Saharan Africa”.
  • "What’s behind the antivaccine movement" – A conversation with investigative journalists Malin Olofsson and Anna Nordbeck from Sveriges Television on the origins of the scepticism and how the movement work to convince parents not to vaccinate their children.

15:00- 17:30 Workshops in parallel (separate programme)

Wednesday, March 17

14:00 Welcome Back Day 3

14:05 Plenary Session 4: Improving Communications for Antimicrobial Resistance


  • Sian Williams, Policy & Advocacy Adviser, Drug-Resistant Infections, Wellcome Trust, "Reframing Resistance"
  • Dr Hathairat Kosiyaporn, International Health Policy Program, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand. "A national monitoring tool to measure AMR knowledge among the general public.
  • Dr Sue Walker, Professor, Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading "Designing to make a difference".

15:00 - 17:30 Workshops in parallell (separate programme)

​Thursday, March 18

14:00 Plenary Session 5: Closing Session

(N.B: New link to participate: https://hopin.com/events/uhs2021closing)

  • Dr Cass R. Sunstein, Founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy at Harvard Law School. Author of Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness (with Richard H. Thaler, 2008) Title of Presentation "The Feast Framework for Change"

14:30 Report back from workshops

Closing Remarks by

  • Dr Hanan Balkhy, Assistant Director-General for Antimicrobial Resistance, WHO
  • Dr. Stefan Swartling Peterson, Professor of Global Transformations, Karolinska Institutet, Global Health Uppsala universitet and Former Chief of Health, Unicef

15:45 End of summit

15:45 -16:00 Post-summit reflections

A moderated discussion with Cortney Price, Global Behavioural Change and Communication Coordinator, Antimicrobial Resistance, FAO and Catherine Will, Reader in the Sociology of Science and Technology, University of Sussex, UK

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