Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance

Lister Memorial Lecture
Duration: 1:02:03 | 7 June 2016
Prof Dame Sally Davies

Prof Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England and Chief Medical Advisor to the UK Government, delivered the 2016 Lister Memorial Lecture on the subject of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). Dame Sally discussed the problem of AMR, setting out why it is such a problem now and the challenges that mean there is no easy solution. She looked at the international achievements to date and looked ahead to the action needed.

About the Speaker
As the Chief Medical Offer, Dame Sally is the independent advisor to the UK Government on all medical matters, with particular responsibilities regarding Public Health.

Dame Sally is a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Executive Board and chairs the WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on antimicrobial resistance (STAG-AMR). She led the UK delegation to the WHO Ministerial Summit in November 2004 and the WHO Forum on Health Research in November 2008. From 2000-2012 Dame Sally was a member of the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Health Research (ACHR). She also chaired the Expert Advisory Committee for the development of the WHO research strategy, endorsed by the World Health Assembly in May 2010. Dame Sally is a member of the International Advisory Committee for A*STAR, Singapore and has advised many others on research strategy and evaluation including the Australian NHMRC, Canadian CIHR and Norwegian Government.

Dame Sally was awarded a DBE (Dame Commander of the British Empire) in the 2009 New Year Honours for services to medicine and in September 2011 she was conferred as Emeritus Professor at Imperial College London. Dame Sally was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society on 1 May 2014.

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