World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW)
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Held every November since 2015, World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) gauges awareness levels in all sectors of the population via a short questionnaire and promotes the issue via a number of resources that can be found on the above links.

Antibiotic resistance is a global health threat which kills around 700,000 people worldwide each year, a figure expected to rise to 10 million by 2050 unless something is done today.

World Antibiotic Awareness Week in 2019 takes place on 18-24 November and our activities are detailed below. Please contact humaira.ahmed@students.plymouth.ac.uk for any queries regarding the events organised by the Biomed+ Society.

The University continues to promote antibiotic resistance messages from the UK government and Public Health England as well as the World Health Organization outside of World Antibiotic Awareness Week. 

The University is engaged in cross-disciplinary research into antibiotic resistance. From examining deep-sea sponges in the search for new antibiotics, to inventing new technologies to detect antibiotic resistance in blood samples, for more effective prescribing of antibiotics.

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Today's events

Microbiology Roadshow 2019 

Monday 18 November | 15:15–17:30

As part of their commitment to developing, expanding and strengthening the vast networks and opportunities available to members and local communities, the Microbiology Society is pleased to announce this event at the University of Plymouth.

The event will be of interest to anyone working in or with an interest in microbiology and wanting to find out more about the Microbiology Society. It will be of particular interest to members in the South West. 

Please visit the event page for the programme and further information.

  • Venue: Rolle Plaza Marquee

Superbugs Pub Quiz

Tuesday 19 November | 19:00 onwards

As part of the University’s events across World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW), we present a superbug-themed quiz night organised by the Biomed+ Society.

Get a team together and join Dr James Edwards for a catching quiz with several infection-related rounds on movies, songs and pictures. We encourage teams of 4-6 and there will be prizes! 

This event is restricted to those aged 18+. No need to register - just turn up on the night.

  • Venue: The Roundabout, 2-4 Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AQ



Antibiotic Awareness Cake Sale

Thursday 21 November | 12:00–14:00

Come along and get your hands on some bug-themed treats. All proceeds will be going to Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK).

  • Venue: Students' Union entrance

Zombie Bar Crawl

Friday 22 November | 19:00 onwards 

This week will end with a zombie-themed bar crawl. Come along and join the Biomed+ Society for an evening full of fun and laughter. Extra points will be awarded to those dressed up, with prizes up for grabs too!

  • Venue: Meet in the Students' Union

Poster Exhibition | All week

Head on over throughout the week to the Roland Levinsky Building for a free poster exhibition where students will have their posters displayed for you to gain some insight into the world of bacteria, antibiotics and most importantly antibiotic resistance!

  • Venue: Roland Levinsky Building

Other Biomed+ Society events

Please join the Biomed+ Society for these activities during World Antibiotics Awareness Week 2019

Institute of Translational and Stratified Medicine (ITSMed)

ITSMed brings together world-class research strengths in both basic laboratory and translational clinical science, providing a strong, collaborative, interdisciplinary environment to develop high-impact, translational research of clinical relevance. Our focus is on three core research themes: Cancer, Clinical Neuroscience and Infection, Immunity, Inflammation, facilitated by cross-cutting expertise in Diagnostics, Clinical Trials and Public Health research. Visit our webpages for more information.


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