Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Research and Innovation: Addressing India’s Priorities

7 December, 2016
New Delhi, India

This one day gathering of 40 experts and stakeholders in the field of drug resistant infections was jointly organized by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and GARDP. The meeting aimed to advance the understanding of the most pressing antimicrobial resistance-related medical needs, R&D gaps, and evaluate the potential to address the same through collaboration opportunities in India. 

Manica Balasegaram, Director and Jean-Pierre Paccaud, Director of Business Development & Corporate Strategy at GARDP, and Suman RIjal, Head of the DNDi office in India, presented at the event.




Word of Welcome
Suman Rijal, Head, DNDi India 

Indian Council for Medical Research, Priority Areas of Research for AMR
Soumya Swaminathan, Secretary, Department of Health Research & Director General, ICMR

Jagdish Prasad, Director General Health Services

Dr GN Singh, Drug Controller General of India

K Vijay Raghavan, Secretary, Department of Bio-Technology

Keynote address: WHO Global Action Plan on AMR, Progress and Challenges for India
Henk Bekedam, WHO Representative to India

Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership, New Approaches to Delivering Innovations of Public Health Importance
Manica Balasegaram, Director, GARDP/DNDi

Vote of Thanks
Kamini Walia, Scientist, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

Introduction to Breakout Sessions
Raman Gangakhedkar, National Research Institute (Pune)

Public Health AMR Priorities in India – Surveillance, Treatments, Diagnostics
Facilitator: Kamini Walia, ICMR

Clinical Research for Antibiotic Treatments and Drug Combinations
Facilitators: Suman Rijal, DNDi India & Dr Ramesh Argawal, AIIMS

Drug Discovery: Needs, Challenges, Opportunities
Facilitators: Jean-Pierre Paccaud, GARDP/DNDi & Dr Shirshendu Mukherjee, DBT-BIRAC-BMGF-Wellcome Trust

Working session Sustainable Access: Innovation, Stewardship, Access
Presentation and Facilitator: Manica Balasegaram, GARDP/DNDi

Concluding Remarks: Collaborations and Next Steps for GARDP in India
Soumya Swaminathan, Secretary, Department of Health Research & Director General, ICMR & Manica Balasegaram, GARDP/DNDi



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