Antibiotic resistance is on course to claim the lives of 10 million people annually around the world by 2050 unless coordinated policy steps are taken now. Within the U.S., the infections already sicken at least 2 million people and kill 23,000 annually. The briefing offers an opportunity to hear from physicians, a patient, and agency leaders on the impact of antimicrobial resistance and what is being done to address the problem.
The briefing will feature presentations from the following speakers:
- Anne Schuchat, MD, Acting Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Anthony S. Fauci, MD, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
- Brianna Strand, Port Orchard, WA, Survivor
- David J. Smith, MD, Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs
- Paul Auwaerter, MBA, MD, President-elect, Infectious Diseases Society of America, Clinical Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins
- Rick Bright, PhD, Director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority