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Friday, November 27 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
The Role of Innovation in Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance / Le rôle de l'innovation dans la lutte contre la résistance aux antimicrobiens

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Organizer: Industry Canada

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global problem with efforts underway by individual countries, and by the G7 and WHO, to address the issues.  

As global efforts advance, Canada must examine the challenges and opportunities in research and development around AMR.  The purpose of this panel is to open the Canadian conversation around innovation:  what is Canada currently doing and what are the considerations for moving forward both domestically and internationally. 

Panelists from government and industry will discuss the current efforts underway globally and in Canada on AMR, and the role that innovation and partnerships in the health research community and industry will need to play to address the problems.

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Roman Szumski

Vice-President of Life Sciences, NRC
Dr. Roman Szumski joined NRC in July 2005 as Vice-President of Life Sciences. A medical doctor and pathologist by training, Dr. Szumski is recognized as a visionary leader and an innovative manager with unique experience in building strategic public-private sector partnerships in the life sciences sector. He was the founding CEO of Calgary Laboratory Services, and more recently Vice-President (Science & Technology) of MDS Inc. During his... Read More →

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Mr. Patrice Allibert

Dr. Allibert holds a PhD in molecular biology for the University of Grenoble, France, and has more than 25 years of experience within the molecular diagnostic and vaccine industry. He has acted as an expert for the European Community and is now a member of the board of the Institute of Infection and Immunity of the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR).
 From 2006 to 2012, Dr. Allibert was the Vice-president R&D and Vice-president of... Read More →
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Brigitte Nolet

Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. Basel Switzerland, Head of Global Public Policy
Brigitte Nolet joined the Roche Global Health Policy team as the Senior International Public Policy Manager for Oncology in January 2014, leading to her role as Head of Global Health Policy in April 2014. She previously worked as Director of Government Relations and Health Policy, for Speciality Care at Roche in Canada. She joined Roche Canada in 2006, as the Director of Federal Health Policy and Government Relations. Prior to joining Roche, she... Read More →
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Dr. Marc Ouellette

Scientific Director, CIHR
Dr. Marc Ouellette obtained his Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biochemistry at Ottawa University and received his PhD at Laval University on antibiotic resistance in bacteria. His postdoctoral studies were done under the mentorship of Pr. Piet Borst of the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam, where he further developed his expertise in antimicrobial resistance studying protozoan parasites. In 1990 he joined the Centre de Recherche en... Read More →
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Sameeh Salama

Vice President, Business Development, NAEJA Pharmaceutical Inc.
Sameeh M. Salama, Ph.D. is the Vice President of Business Development at NAEJA Pharmaceutical Inc. His responsibilities include all activities related to in-licensing and out-licensing of research projects, strategic planning, project design and monitoring, as well as contract research sales and marketing. Dr. Salama joined the Edmonton-based biotechnology company SynPhar laboratories Inc. in 1994 as Group Leader then Director of the... Read More →

Ms. Angela Wittlesberger

Scientific Officer, Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)
Angela Wittelsberger, Ph.D., scientific officer at the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), is mostly involved in the planning and organisation of the early stages of new IMI projects, notably the interaction with industry partners and definition of new call topics, and communication and dissemination activities around new call topics and projects. She oversees in particular the activities of the IMI New Drugs for Bad Bugs (ND4BB) and vaccine... Read More →
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Dr. Gerry Wright

Director of the Michel G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research, McMaster University
Dr. Gerry Wright is the Director of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research at McMaster University (2007-present). He is Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences and Associate member of the Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Biology as well as Pathology and Molecular Medicine. | He received his BSc in Biochemistry (1986) and his PhD in Chemistry (1990) from the University of Waterloo... Read More →

Friday November 27, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Richelieu (level C)

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