The inaugural Elizabeth Blackwell Public Lecture 'The drugs don’t work: the global threat of antibiotic resistance’ will be given by Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England and Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health.
The lecture will be held on 26 November 2014 at 6pm, at the University of Bristol, Wills Memorial Building.
Dame Sally Davies has played a major role in the formation of the National Institute for Health Research and has spoken out on many topics of major importance in public health, including the threat of antibiotic resistance and the normalisation of being overweight.
This Public Lecture is named after Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the USA and to be placed on the UK’s medical register. Elizabeth was born in Bristol in 1821 and returned to the UK in 1859 to lecture at a social sciences congress held on the site now occupied by the Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building. Elizabeth Blackwell worked tirelessly throughout her life to improve public health.
DATE: Wednesday 26 November 2014, 6-7pm. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.
VENUE: Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, University of Bristol, BS8 1RJ
This event is free to attend but registration is required: http://dame-sally-davies.eventbrite.co.uk. Places are filling fast so hurry up and book now to avoid disappointment!