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25 Jul 2019

From car crash to train wreck: an antimicrobial disaster

Dr Julian Druce, Virus Identification Laboratory Head at the Royal Melbourne Hospital's Victorian Infectious Disease Reference Laboratory at the Doherty Institute, recently lead an expert panel confronted by an antimicrobial disaster.

Watch as the story of the Jones family unfolds and the panel has to deal with everything from antimicrobial resistance and clinical concerns to community fears, Government response, and so much more. Listen as they try to unravel the problems that arise, and find effective solutions to deal with an absolute train wreck of a situation. 

The panel: 

  • Jo Chandler, Journalist, Science Writer and Educator
  • Dr Brett Sutton, Victorian Chief Health Officer for the Department of Health and Human Services
  • University of Melbourne Associate Professor Deborah Williamson, Deputy Director of the Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory at the Doherty Institute
  • Associate Professor Kirsty Buising, Acting Head of Royal Melbourne Hospital’s Victorian Infectious Diseases Service at the Doherty  Institute
  • Dr Mark Sullivan, Managing Director of Medicines Development for Global Health