Superbugs Attack! How the World Can Win the War on Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance causes approximately 700,000 deaths annually - and without effective action - is predicted to cause 10 million deaths annually by 2050. The effective control of antimicrobial resistance is hindered by many complex factors, including inappropriate medicines, poor surveillance, limited treatment options, and a lack of government to address these issues. Dr. Steven J. Hoffman, a renowned expert and researcher in antimicrobial resistance and global health governance, will cover the actions that must be taken to address this serious threat to global health security.

Steven J. Hoffman is an Associate Professor of Law, Medicine and Public & International Affairs and Director of the Global Strategy Lab at the University of Ottawa with courtesy appointments as an Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics (Part-Time) at McMaster University, Adjunct Faculty with the McMaster Health Forum, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Global Health & Population at Harvard University. His research integrates analytical, empirical and big data approaches to craft global regulatory strategies that better address transnational health threats, social inequalities and human rights challenges.