BioForum – New Frontiers: Rethinking Antimicrobial Resistance

When:  Nov 21, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 02:30 PM (ET)

About the event:

Join us for an important discussion during World Antimicrobial Awareness Week on the rise of drug-resistant infections. Explore this urgent threat to our health security and what can be done about it now and into the future.

Be informed about:

  • Antimicrobial resistance – why it matters
  • Rethinking treatments ­– alternative approaches
  • Policy initiatives – supporting access, sustainability and R&D
  • Strengthening the pipeline – protecting our ongoing health security.

What to expect:

  • The latest updates from clinicians and industry experts
  • Engaging information for diverse audiences
  • Dynamic panel Q&A session
  • In-person networking opportunities with peers.

Who should attend?

  • Professionals seeking to improve knowledge and foster connections
  • Policy makers and regulatory experts
  • Clinicians, pharmacists and scientists engaging in antimicrobial resistance research, diagnostics, clinical practice and public health programs
  • Patient advocates and not-for-profits
  • Start-ups, entrepreneurs and investors.

Event details: 

Date: Tuesday 21 November 2023

Time (AEDT):
11:45am: Guest arrival and registration
12:00pm: Networking lunch
1:00pm: Presentations and Q&A
2:30pm: Close

Format: Hybrid – in person and live-streamed

Venue: Davies Collison Cave, Level 15, Orica House, 1 Nicholson Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000

Richard Alm, Chief Scientific Officer, CARB-X
Renae Beardmore, Founder and Managing Director, Evohealth
Andrew Bowskill, Director of Stakeholder Engagement for Queensland, MTPConnect, Co-Chair, Australian AMR Network
Professor Trevor Lithgow, Director, Centre to Impact AMR, Monash University
Dr Phoebe Williams, Paediatrician and Paediatric ID Physician, Sydney Institute for Infectious Diseases

Host: BioMelbourne Network


In-person: Members $85; Non Members $175
Online: Members $25; Non Members $45

This event is sponsored by the State Government of Victoria

Cancellation Policy

In-person registration:
Full refund given up to 7 days prior to the event
No refunds within 7 days of the event

Online registration:
Full refund given up to 3 days prior to the event
No refunds within 3 days of the event

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Davies Collison Cave
Level 15, Orica House,
1 Nicholson Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000