Session details

IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C2.6, Convention Centre, Level 2

Session information

Superbugs: tackling resistance to modern medicines through science and regulation
Room C2.6, Convention Centre, Level 2


Healthcare and Life Sciences Law Committee (Lead)
International Commerce and Distribution Committee
Product Law and Advertising Committee
Technology Law Committee


Growing resistance to medicines is one of the hardest and most urgent challenges facing healthcare today. Antibiotics in particular have saved millions of lives, but over use, misdiagnosis and controversial farming practices have contributed to the evolution of 'superbugs' resistant to current treatments. We will look at regulatory and scientific options to address the problem and consider the hard decisions that will need to be made before it is too late.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Patricia Barclay Bonaccord Ecosse Limited, Edinburgh, Scotland; Chair, Healthcare and Life Sciences Law Committee
Stephen Weiner Mintz Levin, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Senior Vice Chair, Healthcare and Life Sciences Law Committee


Socorro Escalante World Health Organization, Hanoi, Vietnam
Valerie Anne Johnston Food and Agricultural Organization of UN, Rome, Italy
Lynn Weekes AM NPS MedicineWise, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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