The AMR DxC Winter School 2017 in Edinburgh
The AMR DxC Winter School 2017 in Edinburgh was a one-week training in AMR Diagnostics for students (undergraduate, postgraduate, PhD) from a Low or Medium Income Country and students from the University of Edinburgh funded through the Global Challenges Research Fund. It is a pilot event of the Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostics Challenge (AMR DxC) competition which is aiming to create a global network of innovators and to develop local capacity and talent to tackle the threat of antimicrobial resistance on a global scale. The Winter School has been specifically aiming at the needs for diagnostics to combat AMR in developing countries.
AMR DxC Winter School 2017 had the ambition of putting people from different cultures and different backgrounds together to tackle the difficult issue of innovating in a field already filled with innovative minds.
And to my surprise, it not only succeeded in doing so, but managed to carry the ambition higher, by widening the scope of our perception of disease, diagnosis and eventually, human capital.
Winter School Dates
20 - 24 February 2017
The AMR DxC Winter School coincided with the launch of the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) Working Group on Rapid Diagnostic Tests and has been held as part of the University of Edinburgh’s Festival of Creative Learning. On Wednesday, 22 February we hosted a public Longitude Prize Event in the Playfair Library.
The Winter School has been funded through the BBSRC Global Challenges Research Fund-Impact Acceleration Account at University of Edinburgh.