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Superbugs - UK Parliament reception on antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

25th February 2020

What are drug resistant infections?

Come along and meet leading experts fighting superbugs on Tuesday 25 February 2020, 16.30-18.30 in the Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 2LW.

A year on from the publication of the Government’s 5-year action plan and 20-year vision for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), we bring leading research groups to the UK Parliament to showcase their work on the fight against drug resistant infections.

This open to the public exhibition and reception will feature an appearance by the current Chief Medical Officer, Professor Whitty and is hosted by Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) in partnership with the UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network. #POSTUKlive


Network for Anti-Microbial Resistance and Infection Prevention (NAMRIP): University of Southampton

NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance, Imperial College London

The Bloomsbury SET, The Royal Veterinary College, University of London

The UKRI GCRF One Heath Poultry Hub, The Royal Veterinary College, University of London

Aquatic Vaccine Unit, Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling

AMR in the Environment, The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

The European Centre for Environment & Human Health – The University of Exeter

Edinburgh Infectious Diseases – The University of Edinburgh


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

If you are using public transport, the nearest tube station is Westminster. You can access the Houses of Parliament via the Portcullis House Visitor Entrance. Find out more about visiting the UK Parliament here.

What can I bring into the event?

Please note that airport-style searches are in place at the Houses of Parliament. You are not permitted to bring the followiing items:

Sharp items e.g. knives (including Swiss army knives) scissors, cutlery and screwdrivers
Paint spray
Padlocks, chains and climbing gear
Items that make a noise (e.g. whistles)
Banners, placards and flags
Liquids that are not in sealable containers

You should allow twenty minutes to clear security.

Is the venue accessible?

Portcullis house has step-free access. If you have any accessibility needs please contact us at five working days in advance.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact POST via email or telephone 020 7219 2840. Please advise us of any particular requirements you may have, or of anything we can do to make this event accessible to you.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes.  Please register for your free ticket here.

What will you do with my data?

Personal data collected by the UK Parliament for this event, facilitate entry and evaluation. A full list of all attendees, their occupation, organisation and contact details will be provided during the event. If you would like to be kept off the list, please let us know. You can find out more about our privacy policy here.




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