1069 THE WORLD WITHOUT ANTIBIOTICS: A FUTURE THREAT
Professor Marc Mendelson, Division of infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town
Having benefited from the miracle of antibiotics for over seventy years, the world now faces an era in which antibiotics no longer work against increasingly resistant bacteria that cause common infections. In many ways, the foundations of modern medicine are built on access to antibiotics. The loss of antibiotics threatens our health systems in profound ways. This course will explore how this has come to be, and the multidisciplinary, multi-sectoral international response that will be needed in order to slow progression of bacterial resistance and preserve antibiotics for future generations.
1. What is driving the global increase in antibiotic resistance?
2. National and international responses to preserve antibiotics for future generations