The Challenge of Drug Resistance

A joint meeting of the APPGs (Malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS)
February 2013

Committee Room 14
Westminster

The meeting will focus on the problem of resistance in infectious diseases and strategies for prevention.

Professor John Watson,
Deputy Chief Medical Officer. He is an Honorary Professor in the Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Visiting Professor in the Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences at University College London. He led the Health Protection Agency's public health response to pandemic influenza in 2009 and to the novel coronavirus in 2012, and now. focusses on anti-microbial resistance in the Chief Medical Officer’s team.

Professor Hilary Ranson,
Head of the Department of Vector Biology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. She works on the control of mosquito borne infections across the globe. Many of the mosquito species that transmit diseases such as malaria and dengue are developing resistance to the insecticides used by control programmes. Her work focuses on assessing the impact of this resistance and developing and evaluating strategies to prevent resistance from hampering disease control.

Professor Robin Shattock,
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Imperial College. He is Chairman of Mucosal infection and immunity and member of IAVI’s Scientific Advisory Committee. He will address resistance to ARVs, therapeutic vaccines, the role of PrEP and the development of preventive vaccines.