Latsis Symposium 2015

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Drug Resistance and the Future of Disease Control

2-3 July 2015, Audimax, HG Zentrum, ETH Zürich

Society relies heavily on the availability of effective drugs to control and treat human diseases ranging from viral, bacterial, and parasitic infections to cancer. However, looking back into the history of drug discovery and treatment reveals an uncomfortable fact: Essentially wherever drugs have been used for any prolonged period, resistance has eventually evolved, and in some cases resistance now seriously limits our treatment options. Thus far our ability to keep resistance in check has relied on the continuous development of new drugs. However, there are concerns that the rate of discovery is not fast enough to keep at pace on this drug treadmill.

To address the challenge of resistance evolution we have received generous support from the Latsis Foundation to organize a symposium. This symposium brings together a small number of world-leading experts who will discuss resistance from different perspectives: from viruses to cancer, from the lab to the clinic, from drug development to public health. The speakers will give lectures as well as participate in two moderated panel discussion. Programme / Talks

The symposium is open to anyone who is interested.

Recordings and Presentations

The recordings of the panel discussions and some of the presentation slides are available in the programme section.

Speakers

Dan Andersson

Dan Andersson
Uppsala University

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Marc Bonten

Patrice Nordmann
University of Fribourg

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Chris Dye

Chris Dye
WHO

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Jeremy Farrar

Jeremy Farrar
University of Oxford

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Micheal Gottesman

Michael Gottesman
NIH

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ramanan_laxminarayan

Ramanan Laxminarayan
Princeton University

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Bruce Levin

Bruce Levin
Emory University

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Marc Lipsitch

Marc Lipsitch
Harvard University

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Catharina Boeme

Marie-Louise Newell
University of Southampton

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Andrew Read

Andrew Read
Penn State University

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Doug Richman

Doug Richman
UC San Diego

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Raymond Schinazi
Emory University

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Nicolas White

Nicholas White
University of Oxford

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Discussion moderators

Nicola Low

Nicola Low
Universität Bern

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Marcel Tanner

Marcel Tanner
Swiss TPH


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