FEMS Affiliates Letter November 2017

Also in this issue PUBLICATIONS / GRANTS CORNER / OPPORTUNITIES / DEADLINES Affiliates Letter  The official newsletter for FEMS Affiliates Making antimicrobial resistance a global health priority Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the biggest threats to global health. Its rapid spread across the world compromises our ability to treat infectious disease and has severe repercussions to human, animal and environmental health. Every November, there are a number of global initiatives to raise awareness of AMR as a health issue, as well as a call to action to use antibiotics more responsibly and tackle AMR using an interdisciplinary approach: • • • One Health Day 3 November World Antibiotic Awareness Week 13-19 November European Antibiotic Awareness Day 18 November In this month’s issue, we showcase some of our activities in making global health a priority, as well as some of the fantastic people in the microbiology community who are making an impact in combating AMR. Get involved! Annual Report 2016 From welcoming a new President and Vice-President to the FEMS family to seeing article downloads across all five journals increase to 3.3 million to supporting international scientists with almost €350,000 in grants and awards - you could justifiably say that 2016 was an exciting year for us. Read our Annual Report to discover more about our activities and milestones in 2016. We are always looking for ways to improve our Annual Report. Have any suggestions? Then please complete this short survey! Campaigning for global health The fragile health of the world’s living ecosystems and the threat of AMR are global health issues that we take very seriously. To address these issues, you can get involved in our two campaigns to make global health count. • Fighting AMR: whether you want to find project collaborations in AMR, find funding for AMR research or attend AMR workshops, we have several opportunities to help you get involved in fighting AMR. • One Health : addressing the rising threat of AMR requires a holistic and multidisciplinary approach - One Health. We want to make an impact in global health by facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration and showcasing the biggest achievements of One Health into actual science and policy. Delftechpark 37A, 2628 XJ Delft, The Netherlands T: +31 15 302 0050 | E: fems@fems-microbiology.org november 2017