156 Martindale Rd
St. Catharines, ON L2S 2X9
Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region.
Presenter: Dr. Gerry Wright, Director of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research and Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University; Canada Research Chair in Antibiotic Biochemistry
Antibiotics are the cornerstones of modern medicine. These wonder drugs not only have saved countless lives, they have enabled a large number of clinical interventions.
From major surgeries, to cancer chemotherapy, to pre-term infants, the control of infection that antibiotics offer have had a profound impact on our quality and length of life.
We are now at risk though of losing these advances. Bacteria have become increasingly resistant to our available drugs and the pharmaceutical industry has failed to provide new ones.
We are at risk of entering a post-antibiotic era. Work on understanding how we got here and what we can do about it will be presented.
This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.