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      ME YOU AND THE SUPERBUGS 2019 - ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE AWARENESS CONFERENCE in Lagos


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      November 21, 2019

      Thursday   8:00 AM

      30 Kudirat Abiola Way
      Lagos, Lagos

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      ME YOU AND THE SUPERBUGS 2019 - ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE AWARENESS CONFERENCE

      ME YOU and THE SUPERBUGS is an annual public engagement event to raise awareness about antibiotic-resistant infections in Nigeria. Now in its second year, the conference will bring together non-scientists, scientists, and healthcare professionals from different sectors to provide an educative environment for stimulating discussions and presentations showcasing the exciting world of the superbugs.   With the continued rise in antibiotic-resistant infections, there is a need to increase knowledge about the dangers of misusing antibiotics and what everyone can do to reduce the spread of these types of infections. The workshops enhance learning in different ways to reduce the spread of antibiotic-resistant infections.   At present, antibiotic resistance is a global problem. And we all agree that more needs to be done to increase knowledge about this in Africa - hence the birth of the Me You and The Superbugs events. This year we have 3 events during World Antibiotic Awareness Week. Previous attendees have described the event as informative, fun and inspiring with lots of learning and career development opportunities.    2019 Workshops/ Demonstrations & Discussions will include:  How antibiotic resistance occurs What 'me' and you can do to stop the spread of resistant infections Insight into careers in science and research Hands-on science workshop for the young ones Science communication and Public Engagement Training on 9th November sign up here  And More!!   You do not have to know any science to attend. As we use easy-to-understand demonstrations, presentations and more during the sessions.   It has been reported that Africa and Asia will bear over 90% of antibiotic resistant-related deaths by 2050. Therefore, we need to act now and increase knowledge about antibiotic resistance in Africa.    We can change our behaviour as users of antibiotics and ensure that antibiotics are still available when we need them.   ME, YOU - Everyone can do something to help.   The Time To Act Is Now! Book your ticket here and put a reminder on your phone.   Our partners/supporters include Inqaba Biotec Nigeria, Victory Drugs Pharmacy, Lagos Nigeria, Shepherd Specialist Hospital Lagos, Nigeria. The organising team include researchers from the University of Oxford, University of Lagos, University of Surrey, University of Brighton and Alimosho General Hospital. In 2018 we were sponsored by the Royal Society of Biology, Regional Grant Scheme Award UK.   To partner with us,  exhibit at the conference or sponsor the event, please email musuperbugs@gmail.com  ************************************************************************************************************************ As part of the event, you may be asked to fill in our evaluation questionnaire, your participation is voluntary and is not a requirement of you attending the event. The data obtained from the survey may result in a scientific publication and will help us assess the usefulness of a public engagement event in increasing knowledge about correct antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance. Want to participate as a presenter or volunteer? Email musuperbugs@gmail.com [include your Name, Profession and if interested in presenting/volunteering and we will contact you closer to the time on how to apply] FAQs Where is the venue? To Be Confirmed - Nigeria Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Yes, anyone under 18 should be accompanied by an adult How can I contact the organiser with any questions? Email: musuperbugs@gmail.com Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No "I want to be an Exhibitor or Sponsor, what do I do?"  Email: musuperbugs@gmail.com   (c)2018 All Rights Reserved. 

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