Event Details

Thursday, 17 November 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Institute for Molecular Bioscience Auditorium
UQ Location:
Queensland Bioscience Precinct (St Lucia)
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Event Contact

Miss Ruth Neale
334 62389
Org. Unit:
Institute for Molecular Bioscience

Event Description

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Drug-resistant bacteria, or superbugs, are one of the greatest challenges currently facing global human health. Superbug-infested waters was an issue that surrounded the Olympic Games in Rio this year. What did this mean for our athletes? Join a panel of Olympians and scientific experts to discuss the issue.

Experts have found that widespread resistance to our arsenal of antibiotics is no longer a threat it is reality. News headlines are a daily reminder that bacterial infections kill more than 9,000 Australians each year and cost the Australian economy more than $1 billion each year in direct health care expenditure. Unless something is done by 2050, 10 million people could lose their lives each year that is one person every three seconds!

The University of Queensland Institute for Molecular Bioscience Centre for Superbug Solutions (IMB CSS) invites the community and families to hear from Olympic heroes and their journey at Rio.

This Antibiotic Awareness Week, join our community event featuring: Bacterial sepsis survivor and Rio 2016 gold medallist wheelchair rugby Paralympian Chris Bond OAM; Olympic rower Fiona Albert and Australian Triathlon Chief Medical Officer Dr Mark Young.

This experienced line-up will join IMB CSS researchers to discuss measures taken to prevent superbugs taking a stronghold at the Olympic Games.

Please RSVP with link provided above.

Directions to UQ

Google Map:
To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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