Canada-UK Workshop Agenda

A Canada-UK Workshop: "Beating the Bugs"

A promotion of research collaborations on the themes of early identification of resistance and novel biological alternatives to today's antibiotics

February 6th and 7th, 2008

Hosted by: the Canadian High Commission in London
Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London, UK


Day 1 - Wednesday, February 6th
Time Agenda Item Presenter
9:00 Registration and coffee
9:30 Welcome James Wright, Canadian High Commissioner
9:35 Introductions and Objectives of the Workshop Peter Dukes, MRC; Judy Bray, III
9:45 "Setting the Scene: Public Health Perspectives -Canada" Michael Mulvey, Public Health Agency of Canada
10:05 "Setting the Scene: Public Health Perspectives - UK" Brian Duerdan, UK Department of Health
10:25 "Finding the Bug: Controlling resistance through rapid (<1h) DNA-based diagnostics Michel Bergeron, Canada
10.55 Health Break
11:15 "Bug Meets Drug: Antibiotic resistance" Laura Piddock, UK
11:45 "Bug Meets Immunity: Prospects for novel vaccines and immunotherapies" Lorne Babiuk, Canada
12:15 "Bug Genome Meets Human: Susceptibility, virulence and pathogenesis" Gordon Dougan, UK
12:45 "Beating the Bug: "Novel Approaches to Treating Infections" Bob Hancock, Canada
13:15 Lunch - Networking Opportunity All
14:00 Breakout Session 1 - four groups according to theme All
15:30 Health Break
16:00 Report back from breakout groups and discussion All
17:00 Keynote Address Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, MRC
17:45 Networking reception All
Day 2 - Thursday, February 7th
Time Agenda Item Presenter
9:00 Welcome and re-cap of Day 1 Judy Bray, Canada; Peter Dukes, UK
9:15 Breakout Session 2 All
11:00 Health Break All
11:30 Report back from four breakout groups, presentation of projects and vote for "best" project All
12:50 Summary, Path forward and adjournment Peter Dukes, UK; Judy Bray, Canada
13:00 Lunch - Final Networking Opportunity All
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