Tuesday, September 21, 2010

OTTO CARS wins 2010 APUA award.

The Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics (APUA) has named Otto Cars, (on the right in the photograph) M.D., chairman of ReAct – Action on Antibiotic Resistance, based in Uppsala, Sweden, as recipient of its 2010 leadership award.“Otto Cars has provided outstanding leadership in the worldwide effort to contain antibiotic resistance,” said APUA President Stuart B. Levy. “His energetic commitment to fostering international political action on the global aspects and consequences of antibacterial resistance continues to make an important difference, and we are delighted to recognize his vital work.”

Friday, September 3, 2010

International conference at Uppsala University, Sweden
``The Global Need for Effective Antibiotics - Moving towards Concerted Action``
You are welcome to watch here the webcast of the opening session on Monday, September 6th starting at 13.00 CET.
13:00 – 13:15:
Uppsala Choir School, Conductor: Gunnel Haulin
Introduction by Conference Moderator Niklas Ekdal
13:15 – 13:40:
Welcome Addresses
Anders Hallberg, President, Uppsala University
H.R.H. Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
Karin Johansson, State Secretary of Health, Sweden
Andreas Heddini, Executive Director, ReAct
13:40 – 14:10
Setting the Scene: The Global Picture of Antibiotic Resistance
Otto Cars, Professor, Chairman of ReAct, Sweden
Zulfiqar Bhutta, Professor and Department Chair, Aga Khan University, Pakistan
14:10 – 14:25
Reflections from a Global Perspective
Guénaël Rodier, Director, Division of Communicable Diseases, Health Security, & Environment, World Health Organization, Regional Office forEurope