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2023 McGill AMR Annual Symposium

Thursday, May 25th | 9:00 am - 4:30pm EDT

Hybrid event | Free event in-person 
Reception following 4:30 - 6:00pm 

University Centre, Ballroom, 3rd Floor
3480 McTavish St, Montreal

The McGill AMR Centre hosted its 3rd Annual Symposium on May 25, 2023. We welcomed over 100 people for an in-person event to network and discuss AMR-related topics, AMR community research interests and needs, coupled with the live streaming of our keynote speaker, Dr Ramanan Laxminarayan, for those who attended virtually.  We also enjoyed a special joint presentation by Yves Brun (U. Montréal) and Anne Marinier (IRIC).

Keynote speaker bio Dr. Ramanan LaxminarayanPh.D., M.P.H., FIDSA

Ramanan Laxminarayan portrait photo for AMR Symposium talk.Dr. Laxminarayan is the Founder and President of the One Health Trust, founded as the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP). He is a senior research scholar at Princeton University. He is an affiliate professor at the University of Washington, senior associate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a visiting professor at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland.

Dr. Laxminarayan chairs the board of GARD-P, a global product development partnership created by the World Health Organization, that aims to develop and deliver new treatments for bacterial infections. He is founder and board chair at HealthCubed, which works to improve access to healthcare and diagnostics worldwide.

Dr. Ramanan Laxminarayan is presenting on the topic, "State of the World’s Antibiotics in 2023 - an analysis of antibiotic resistance and its drivers around the world".


9:00 AM   Welcome

9:10 AM   McGill faculty short talks: Therapeutics Session

Madhukar Pai, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, “Antibiotic use by primary care providers in low & middle-income countries: lessons from mystery client studies”

Richard Gold, Law, "Open science drug development for AMR"

Karine Auclair, Chemistry, "Helping macrophages: Inhibition of itaconate degradation as a new strategy to treat infections."

Jerome Waldispuhl, Computer Science, "Leveling Up Citizen Science for AMR research"

10:45 AM Break

11:00 AM Keynote presentation: Ramanan Laxminarayan, One Health Trust, "State of the World’s Antibiotics in 2023 - an analysis of antibiotic resistance and its drivers around the world"

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Special presentation: Yves Brun (U. Montréal) and Anne Marinier (IRIC), "An integrated, AI-driven high throughput screening approach for antibacterial drug discovery: high resolution microscopy and DNA-encoded libraries"

1:45 PM Trainee poster session with PM Break 

2:45 PM McGill faculty short talks: Diagnostics and Surveillance Session

Sara Mahshid, Bioengineering, "Nanomaterials based colorimetric accelerates the phenotypic profiling of antibiotic susceptibility"

Arnold Kristof, Medicine, “Implementing Research in ICU-associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance at the MUHC”

Marcel Behr, Infectious Diseases, “Quantifying TB Resistance”

Dominic Frigon, Civil Engineering, “Wastewater-based surveillance of AMR, necessity for integrated One Health approaches”

4:20 PM Closing

4:30-6:00 PM Post-event reception



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