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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

AMR Symposium - Call for Poster Abstracts

All trainees are invited to submit poster abstracts via the online form. 
NEW this year: Trainee 4-minute oral flash talks in addition to poster presentations.
Early bird submission by May 17, 2024
to be considered.
Final submission deadline –
May 24, 2024 at 11:59 PM.

Places are limited, submit early!

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The McGill AMR Centre is hosting its 4th Annual AMR Symposium on June 3, 2024. Join us to learn about exciting science on AMR-related topics and network. 

Keynote lecture "Dysentery over the course of the antibiotic era: from intrinsic to extensive drug resistance" by Dr. Kate Baker, University of Liverpool and University of Cambridge

Symposium is in-person, except for Keynote lecture (hydrid)

Call for Studentship and Fellowship Applications

NEW AMR Collaborative Research Studentship for McGill graduate students (MSc/PhD) and Fellowship for McGill postdoctoral trainees.  The goal of this support is to foster collaborative research between members of the AMR Centre by providing partial support for a full-time trainee. 

Deadline May 31, 2024
Apply today!

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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Congratulation to EDAR7 chair
Dominic Frigon
honored at 34th Ambassadeurs Gala of the Palais des Congrès and Tourisme Montréal

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Thanks for joining us at the AMR Seminar + Social with Dr Robert Bonomo!  

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Congratulations to two
MIF-AMR Supplemental Award winners
Prof. Parissa Ariya and Prof. Karine Auclair

Read all about the winning teams and their projects. 


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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The WHO AWaRe (Access, Watch, Reserve) antibiotic book - Infographics 

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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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