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Exhibition at EU

November 21 to 25 2017 IDRRES organised an exhibition at the European Parliament to draw attention to the need for greater interdisciplinary research and policy in the fight against antimicrobial resistance.

About the exhibition

Hosted by MEP Christel Schaldemose, the AU Network for Interdisciplinary Drug-Resistance Research (IDRRES) organised an exhibition at the European Parliament from the 21st to 25th of November to draw attention to the need for greater interdisciplinary research and policy in the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

If unaddressed, it is estimated that AMR will kill some 10 million people a year by 2050, at a global economic cost of over 100 trillion USD.

The need for public investment into the development of new drugs is increasingly recognised, and public funds are now made available in greater volumes. At the same time, however, there has been a lack of recognition of the systemic challenges AMR presents. Awareness of the impending crisis has existed for almost half a century. Yet, health systems, food production, and governance procedures have thus far failed to curtail the development of ever more forms of drug-resistance.

By pointing to the intersections between different sectors and disciplines, the exhibition called on the European Parliament, the European Commission and other stakeholders to maximise on interdisciplinary synergies and to ensure a systematic response to the far-reaching societal challenge of AMR.

Below, you can find posters presenting some of the cutting edge AMR research conducted at Aarhus University, and video interviews with IDRRES members and photographs of the opening reception.

The exhibition was organised into three distinct sections, inviting the audience to “Understand”, “Rethink” and “Overcome” the challenges of AMR

Video presentations