As part of Antibiotic Awareness Week NPS Medicinewise has organised a screening of the new movie Resistance. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion from local experts including microbiology, pharmacy, general practice and the NPS.
Antibiotics were first massed-produced in the 1940s and their ability to fight and kill bacteria revolutionized medicine and profoundly impacted everything from agriculture to war. After less than 80 years, however, these miracle drugs are failing. Resistant infections kill hundreds of thousands of people around the world each year and there are now dozens of so-called Superbugs each with its own challenges and costs. How did this happen? Using microscopic footage, harrowing personal stories, and expert insights RESISTANCE clarifies the problem of antibiotic resistance, how we got to this point, and what we can do to turn the tide.
The screening will be held at Event/Tower Cinemas in King St, Newcastle on the 26th of November. Arrival time of 6pm for a 6.15 movie start with discussion to follow with two expert moderators.
Both clinicians and consumers are warmly invited to attend.
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