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June 24 2021

Watch Dr. Ambrose’s Antimicrobial Agents Lecture as presented at World Microbe Forum 2021

See the replay of Dr. Ambrose’s presentation of the Antimicrobial Agents Lecture as the World Microbe Forum.

June 23 2021

ICPD co-founder, Dr. Paul G. Ambrose, to present prestigious Antimicrobial Agents Lecture at World Microbe Forum 2021

Implicates misuse of old and new antibiotics in jeopardizing global efforts to combat drug-resistant infections

Schenectady, New York — June 23, 2021 — The Institute for Clinical Pharmacodynamics (ICPD) today announced that co-founder and President, Dr. Paul G. Ambrose will deliver The Antimicrobial Agents Lecture (formally known as The ICAAC Lecture) at the World Microbe Forum, a joint meeting between the American Society for Microbiology and the Federation of European Microbiological Societies on 24 June 2021.

Dr. Ambrose’s award lecture, entitled “We Have it Within Our Power to Begin the World Again”, focuses his unflinching attention on the dire global threat of drug-resistant infections. He highlights the fundamental reason old and new antibiotics are misused, the negative consequences for patients and antibiotic developers, and the urgent need for new tools to support antibiotic stewardship efforts.

“The way we use antibiotics to care for patients worldwide is broken,” said Dr. Ambrose. “Clinicians simply lack access to the integrated information necessary to understand the true activity of an antimicrobial regimen; the available tools are failing patients, the clinicians who care for them, and society as a whole – but there is a solution!”

“Millions of people suffer with multi-drug resistant infections each year in the United Sates alone. At the same time there is a decrease in investment in novel antimicrobial development. It is a perfect storm that has the potential to lead to a post-antibiotic era if important steps are not taken now,” said David Andes, MD, Head of Infectious Diseases, University of Wisconsin. “The specific problems Dr. Ambrose focuses on are largely unrecognized and the proposed precision medicine solution will be massive in its impact.”

Presentation Details

Symposium (Interactive). AAR136. The Antimicrobial Agents Lecture (formerly known as The ICAAC Lecture)
June 24, 2021, 9:15-10:45 am
This is an interactive session with a live Q and A component. The session will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing through July 30, 2021.

About the American Society for Microbiology and The Antimicrobial Award Lecture

The American Society for Microbiology is the oldest and largest single-life science membership organization in the world. The Antimicrobial Agents Lecture was established in 1976 (originally called The ICAAC Lecture) with the intent of bringing a distinguished scientist to speak on a subject not directly concerned with antimicrobial agents but important to those involved with their development and testing. The Society’s The Antimicrobial Agents and Special Award Lectures have been delivered by no fewer than 10 Nobel Prize winners. Over time, the award has changed its name, but not its prestige.

About the Institute for Clinical Pharmacodynamics, Inc

The Institute for Clinical Pharmacodynamics, Inc. (ICPD) serves as a center for translational science collaboration to the world. Our mission is to change the way antibiotics are developed and used to care for patients worldwide.

Kerri Herrick
Institute for Clinical Pharmacodynamics, Inc.
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