School of Veterinary Medicine Antibiotic Awareness Symposium

To coincide with this year’s World Health Organisation World Antibiotic Awareness Week, the School of Veterinary Medicine hosted an Antibiotic Awareness Symposium in the Mary Stewart Building on Friday 16th November 2018.  Image of Students at a conference

Speakers included Professor Dom Mellor, Professor of Epidemiology and Veterinary Public Health within the School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr Pauline Dunlop,  Health Protection Scotland and Professor Colin Sucking, Professor of Pure and Applied Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde.

The symposium incorporated a series of student-focused workshops covering a variety of topics promoting responsible use of antibiotics in veterinary medicine, and a Learn-at-Lunch poster session, where 16 posters were presented. The Best Group Poster Prize was awarded to Jenny Anderson, Jessica Corder, Lucy Dougal, Eva Dunlop, Holly Haigh,  Jessica Hannay, Danielle Sigua and Danielle White, all third year Veterinary Medicine and Surgery students, for their poster entitled ‘How does inappropriate antibiotic use lead to antimicrobial resistance’.

First published: 10 December 2018