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Welcome to the McGill Antimicrobial Resistance Centre!  Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is one of the top ten global public health threats.  It is an urgent and complex problem that poses major health and economic threats, both within Canada and worldwide. Tackling this impending public health crisis demands innovative, interdisciplinary, and collaborative research solutions that no single sector or approach can address alone.

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Find Out More About AMR Centre Events and News

Join the GO BLUE FOR AMR challenge with your friends, classes or lab mates during Nov 18 to 24th! Remember to tag us on socials!

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Join us Nov 23rd at 3pm at the Glen
with Dr Andrew Morris! 

Registration is now open! 
Join us for the upcoming 2024 EDAR7 conference, a premier event uniting global experts in antimicrobial resistance. 

May 26-31, 2024
at the Hotel Bonaventure
Montreal, QC

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2024 EDAR7 Call for Abstract
submissions is open now. 
Deadline: December 21, 2023. 

2024 EDAR7 Call for Workshop submissions opens November 20, 2023.
Deadline: February 2, 2024, 23:59

Click below details.

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McGill Antimicrobial Resistance Center Research Case Competition

The MARCC program round 1 is underway!


Antimicrobials have been an important pillar of our medical system since the 1930s. In addition, they play an enormous role in our food-supply system as they are used to treat, control, and prevent disease in agricultural animals that improve production, health, and reproduction. Agriculture accounts for about 82% of antibiotic use in Canada.

However, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is becoming an increasingly concerning global issue. There were about 4.95 million deaths associated with bacterial AMR in 2019 . This is a major problem for the stability of our health care system!

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Public Health Agency of Canada's five-year (2023 to 2027) blueprint plan

Council of Canadian Academies' expert panel describes path to bring critical antibiotics to Canadian market.

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The global research agenda for antimicrobial resistance in human health prioritizes 40 research topics for evidence generation to inform policy by 2030.

Antimicrobial Resistance; a Global Health Concern Requiring Global Governance

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Article by: Enis Barış, MD, Ph.D.
Professor of Practice
School of Population and Global Health, McGill University

Makeda Semret—connecting two worlds in AMR

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McGill AMR researcher Makeda Semret is profiled in the Lancet.

MI4, Montreal’s powerhouse of infectious disease research, celebrates 5th anniversary.

Leaders of the McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infections and Immunity

Read about MI4's celebration in the Montrealer.




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