Twitter chat for World Antibiotic Awareness Week #TalkAMR

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As part of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, and in the build up to European Antibiotic Awareness Day, we are hosting a Twitter chat with prominent experts in the field of antimicrobial resistance on Tuesday November 14th 10:00 EST / 15:00 GMT.

Our chat will feature:

 Diane Ashiru-Oredope @DrDianeAshiru

With a background as an antimicrobial pharmacist, Dr Diane Ashiru-Oredope is the Lead Pharmacist for Antimicrobial Resistance, Stewardship and Healthcare-Associated Infections at Public Health England. In addition, she is national lead for World Antibiotic Awareness Week and the #AntibioticGuardian campaign and has been one of the leading voices advocating tackling AMR as a public health issue in the UK.

Alicia Demirjian @aliciad3

Dr. Alicia Demirjian is a paediatric infectious diseases doctor at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital (Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Foundation Trust, London, UK) and an epidemiologist at Public Health England. Her interest is antimicrobial resistance and the good use of antibiotics in hospitals and the community.

Enrique Castro-Sánchez @castrocloud

Dr Enrique Castro-Sánchez (Imperial College London, UK) is the Lead Research Nurse at the Health Protection Research Unit in antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections. Following broad clinical experience in tropical and infectious diseases, he currently works in the theme ‘innovations in behaviour change, technology and patient safety to improve infection prevention and antimicrobial use’.

Chloe James @drchloejames

Dr Chloe James is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Microbiology at the University of Salford (Manchester, UK), where she has been since 2012. Her research interests include bacterial pathogenicity, development and spread of antibiotic resistance and how microbial evolution is driven by interaction with microbial communities and their environments.

Andrew Singer @OxonAndrew

Dr Andrew Singer is a Senior Scientist at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (Wallingford, UK). He has a background in Soil and Water Science from the University of California at Riverside (CA, USA) and his current research includes understanding the drivers of antimicrobial resistance in the environment, and its subsequent effects on ecosystems and human health.

In addition to opinions from our experts, we’d love to hear from you! If you would like to pose a question, or let us know your opinion, please let us know using the hashtag #TalkAMR. We’re excited to promote awareness around this important topic and so the more people we hear from the better – get involved!

#TalkAMR Tuesday November 14th 10:00 EST / 15:00 GMT @IDHubFSG

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