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Part 1: A Global Priority: The Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance

2023 Future of Health Summit

Part 1: A Global Priority: The Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance

Tuesday, November 7, 2023
09:00 AM - 09:40 AM EST
Salamander Washington DC - Grand Ballroom

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), rapidly rising worldwide, is now a leading cause of death. Globally, 1.27 million people died as a direct result of AMR in 2019; another 5 million deaths were associated with it. Every year, 48,000 Americans die from antibiotic-resistant infections. In 2023, US public health officials sounded the alarm on an emerging fungus spreading rapidly in health-care facilities, an increase in drug-resistant shigellosis, and the threat of a drug-resistant strain of gonorrhea. The UN plans a high-level meeting in 2024 to address the global menace of AMR. But while conversations around AMR focus on possible solutions, such as the need for new antibiotics, the human cost, already high, continues to rise. The experts on this panel will discuss the danger for patients and the toll already taken, and will look toward building support for life-saving solutions.   

Opening Remarks
Brian Carandang
Associate Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute
Lynn Goldman
Dean, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University
Gunnar Esiason
Head of Patient Engagement, RA Ventures
Thomas Heymann
President and CEO, Sepsis Alliance
Christine Ann Miller
President and CEO, Melinta Therapeutics
Susan Monarez
Deputy Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H)