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The School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri, is hosting an Online symposium ALARM 2021 on November 19 – 20, 2021 in conjunction with the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (November 18 – 24, 2021).
Awareness is a potent weapon, most insidious in the arsenal, at our disposal in the war against AMR. Creative campaigns spreading awareness far and wide are the need of the hour. WHO- initiated ‘Go Blue’ campaign signifies the need for a paradigm shift in the way we treat diseases, do agriculture, rear animals and maintain sanitation and hygiene. On the heels of this movement, Amrita School of Biotechnology in association with AYUDH organise a cycle rally campaign- cycle against AMR, go blue, on 21st November 2021. The cyclists will disseminate awareness across the globe and help in its own humble means to take that big leap and go blue.
ALARM 2021- Increase Awareness, Decrease Resistance
The threat of antimicrobial resistance is looming large on the horizon of global public health. Yet, many remain unware of it and its implication, compounding the problem further. Hence, the need of the hour is global visibility of AMR as a health priority, and means to encourage involvement of individuals, communities, scientific fraternity and organisations in a concerted effort to resist to the resistance. ALARM 2021 is an annual colloquium that aims to create awareness and build networks for the metaphorical face-off. Come, join us! Together let us maximize awareness and minimize resistance.
Despite being a leading global public health threat, many policymakers, professionals, and the general public often remain largely unaware of AMR. In an effort to improve global visibility of this health priority, individuals, communities, and organizations are invited to join a colour campaign to build awareness of AMR and the medicines we must collectively preserve. Drawing from the Antimicrobials: Handle with Care slogan and also acknowledging the collective global action across sectors required to address AMR, the colour light blue2 has been selected for the campaign.
|November 19, 2021|
|9.00 am – 9.45 am||Inaugural Session|
|9.45 am – 10.45 am||Keynote Address
Dr. Victor Nizet
Title of Talk: Innovative Therapeutic Approaches for Invasive Bacterial Infections and Sepsis.
|10.45 am – 11.30 am||Invited Talk
Dr. David J. Gonzalez
Title of Talk: S Protein: A new Streptococcal Virulence Factor with Therapeutic Potential
|11.30 am – 12.15 pm||Invited Talk
Dr. Peter Forster
Title of Talk: Tracing the origins of the coronavirus pandemic using genomic analysis
|1.30 pm – 2.15 pm||Distinguished Lecture
Dr Vishwa Mohan Katoch
Title of Talk: Controlling AMR- Need for a Targeted Approach
|2.15 pm – 3.00 pm||Invited Talk
Dr. Sanjay Chhibber
Title of Talk: Treatment and prevention of bacterial infections using bacteriophages: Perspectives in the renewed interest
|November 20, 2021|
|9.00 am – 10.00 am||Real Life AMR Story
Pranav & Apurva Johri
Title of Talk: From Patient to Advocate: Bringing Phage Therapy to India
|10.00 am – 10.15 am||15 Mins Break|
|10.15 am – 12.30 pm||Competitions|
|November 21, 2021|
|9.00 am – 12.30pm||Cycle against AMR, Go blue|
ALARM 2021 is an annual colloquium that aims to create awareness and build networks for the metaphorical face-off. Come, join us! Together let us maximize awareness and minimize resistance.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) knows no national borders, imminently it would pan out into nooks and corners of the globe affecting individuals, families and communities. similarly, the onus of the fight against resistance would never be centralised, each one of us would be waging our own battles eventually to win the war against AMR. Each one of us is an ‘AMR warrior’ in the truest sense. Let us spread awareness in our family, in our community and prepare for that face-off. Send us selfies of you in action along with ‘ Be an AMR warrior challenge’ selfies boards. The battle cry is ‘ go blue’ he or chosen by WHO, so preferably wear blue and express your solidarity to the cause.
The challenge will run from November 18, 2021 – November 30, 2021 and will involve two rounds.
Competition and submission of photos showing participation in both the rounds will automatically ensure entry into the lucky draw for prizes worth Rs 30,000.
NOTE – Completion of both the rounds are necessary to enter the lucky draw.
The first step towards creating awareness among the society begins at one’s own house by imparting knowledge about the socially alarming situations to their family members.
The family awareness challenge provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to the misuse of drugs and to increase the knowledge of the antimicrobial resistance which is developing as a result of the same.
The Community Awareness challenge is designed to develop and refine your awareness of Antimicrobial resistance, as well as educate the society regarding the same. The overriding objective of the Competition is to help diverse aspiring solicitors to spread the message of the AMR week in places such as hospitals, primary health centers, educational institutions etc.
The Community Awareness Challenge allows you to properly introduce Antimicrobial resistance and it’s risks to your society.
New case is out !
Use your intellect and watch the excitement ripple to bring out the sleuth in you !
Inviting all masterminds to crack the case !
Let’s go on a virtual heist and unravel your detective skills.
Mr. S Harikrishnan – 6282341981
Ms. Ardra Unni – 8943756196
‘TIMESHOT- A pitch where innovations rule’
Planning on helping humankind in the war against AMR. Well, here is your chance! Pitch your innovative ideas on how to improve the current scenario. Show the world your knowledge and creativity by presenting your ideas to a panel of scientists who will evaluate your work. Exciting cash prizes along with E-certificates await the finest ideas. Let your creative juices flow like the waters of Niagara.
Ms. Mahima Sanjay Gomladu – 9373309580
Ms. Bhagyasree M B – 8592975885
Do you consider yourself as a science enthusiast; do you think your knowledge would be valued globally; would you like to test all that out? Then you’re at the right place! This online quiz event is a great opportunity provided to each one of you to match up to your peers and demonstrate your proficiency in the Scientific world. Learn, compete, and win exciting cash prizes along with an E-certificate!
Mr Sudharshan Rao – 6361349638
Mr. Abhijith Pulimoottil Jaykumar – 9746859949
Mr. Deepankar Dileep – 8105038501