Antimicrobial Resistance as a Social Dilemma - Interdisciplinary workshop

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Theory and practice in optimizing antibiotic use in hospitals internationally

Date: 4th - 5th October

Venue: College Court, Knighton Road, Leicester, UK, LE2 3UF

Price: FREE


Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the greatest threats in 21st century medicine, which is exacerbated by antibiotic overprescribing. Changing prescribing decisions of physicians can be a challenge, because doctors face a difficult social dilemma. On the one hand, they must consider individual patients’ immediate interests in unlimited prescriptions of antibiotics for treating possible infection and maximising chances of recovery. On the other hand, they must consider society’s long-term interest in targeted and sustainable prescribing of antibiotics to preserve future drug efficacy.

This interdisciplinary workshop builds on findings from a multinational qualitative study on the use of broad spectrum antibiotics for acute medical patients in hospitals in the UK, South Africa and Sri Lanka, and discuss antibiotic stewardship in the context of social dilemma theory.

We will present findings from the study, accompanied by talks from experts in prescribing behaviour and the role of social science in tackling AMR. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the use of theory to address the global challenge of AMR.

Download the workshop flyer.

Keynote speakers

Prof Alexander Broom
UNSW, Australia

Dr Clare Chandler

Dr Carolyn Tarrant
University of Leicester, UK

Prof Shaheen Mehtar
ICAN, South Africa

Dr Nelun Perera
University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Dr David Jenkins
University Hospitals Leicester, UK

How to register

This event is FREE to attend.

To register for this event, please complete the online registration form. Please note, you must register using the online registration form in order to attend this event.

The closing date for registrations is Monday 17th September 2018.

For on-site accommodation, please book contact College Court directly.

Any questions?

If you have any queries, please contact Dr Eva Krockow:


Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 3277

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