Are we ready for the silent pandemic of antibiotic resistance?



Time:15 September 2021, 6-8pm CET

Venue: Campus Biotech, Chemin des Mines 9, 1202 Genève

Keynote Speakers

Andrea Arz de Falco, Vice-Director of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)

Nathalie Fontanet, Geneva State Councillor

Followed by a high-level dialogue with:

Manica Balasegaram, Executive Director, GARDP

Betrand Levrat, Director General, Geneva University Hospitals

Melchior De Muralt, Co-founder, BlueOrchard

Enrichetta Placella, Deputy Head of Global Program Health, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

The Global Antibiotic Research & Development Partnership (GARDP), the Diplomatic Club, the Canton of Geneva (International Affairs Directorate), the Swiss Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva and the Federal Office of Public Health are hosting a high-level dialogue on the silent pandemic of antibiotic resistance. The panelists will reflect on the lessons learned from COVID-19 to discuss how we can effectively tackle drug-resistant infections. Sustainable financing mechanisms and timely access to appropriate antibiotics will be essential components of pandemic preparedness to tackle future viral pandemics.