Fighting Antimicrobial Resistance with Vaccine Innovation: Obstacles & Insights

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT), Wednesday, June 7, 2023 ・ Session Room 208
mThe discovery of antibiotics was one of the biggest medical breakthroughs in the 20th century and has since become a key part of modern medicine. However, with the overuse and misuse of antibiotics, officials have cited the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as a major public health concern. According to recent studies, resistant bacterial infections cause almost 5 million deaths a year, with over 1.2 million deaths being correlated to AMR.

To address AMR, the biotech industry needs to put more focus on vaccine innovation. Vaccines have the potential to not only prevent infection, but also to reduce the need for antibiotics; a key driver of AMR.

Panelists will discuss some of the challenges being faced in vaccine innovation and development as well as how biotech industry can come together to bring innovative AMR-relevant vaccines to the market.
Executive Director of the Presidential Advisory Council for Combating Antibiotic
Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB)
Chief Operating Officer
Research Associate
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
UCSD Distinguished Professor, Vice Chair & Division Chief
University of California, San Diego
Vice President and Director Scientific Affairs and Public Health Vaccines