Workshop UK-Mexico

Mitigating Emerging Infectious Challenges for Public Segurity and Justice

January 9-13



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Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostics Challenges (AMR DxC).

The World Health Organization (WHO) launched the first World Antibiotic Awareness Week 16th -22nd November 2015. WHO has established that antimicrobial resistance occurs when microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites change in ways that render the medications used to cure the infections they cause ineffective. When the microorganisms become resistant to most antimicrobials they are often referred to as “superbugs”. This is a major concern because a resistant infection may kill, can spread to others, and imposes huge costs to individuals and society.

The activities designed during event had been designed because it is considered that the AMR DxC event could bring possibilities, through a competition, for knowing and assuming the importance of the role for rapid diagnostics to tackle Antimicrobial Resistance. It is considered that the antimicrobial resistance and the development and introduction of innovative diagnostics could transform healthcare that need to involve collaboration across disciplines, countries, healthcare systems and economies. Innovation is also needed how the brightest minds can be attracted to the field. That is why AMR DxC is developed to galvanise the next generation of researchers into action. The objectives of AMR DxC are to connect and inspire fresh scientific talent, spark off ideas and create a network for international, interdisciplinary and innovative R&D on AMR diagnostics.

This event will give a overview of current research related to the field and also an opportunity to discover interesting connections. We are looking to identify well-defined research questions with probable solutions. These new questions might help to address long-standing questions of AMR Diagnostics.

AMR theme runs through the days of the workshop - these networking sessions are for all of our ECRs, where UK ECRs will be mixed with Mexico ECRs. It is an intention that there is a croos over all disciplines. The ECRs have to be presented each day for talks by senior researchers and to think about their activities and then present their ideas and solutions on the last day (saturday 25th November in the afternoon). This is sopporting the aim of the Newton Fund to get the ECRs talking together and thinking about problem solving aspects of AMR. 




[ 10 JANUARY ]

09:00 am

Closing and perspectives of international collaborations for attending emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases and Closing of activities of ECRs in AMRDxC event.

Practical next steps for extending research collaborations between UK and Mexico. Point of views of different Mexican institutions that impulse those research collaborations in order to tackle the appearance, the diagnosis and the control of possible emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. Conclusions and closing of the workshop.

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Opening and importance of the knowledge about the emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.

Main opening ceremony. Aspects of the burden of emerging and re-emerging infectious disease, their health policy management and general aspects that could favour the appearance and maintenance of infectious diseases in Mexico.


[ 11 JANUARY ]

09:00 am


Strategies for predicting and preventing the emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.

The burden of emerging and re-emerging of specific infectious disease, their prediction and prevention and necessities for filling research gaps.

[ 12 JANUARY ]

09:00 am

Emerging infections in hospitals and antimicrobial resistance efforts.

Control of emerging infections in hospital and communities, AMR experiences in Mexico and health landscape for eradicating AMR

[ 13 JANUARY ]

09:00 am

Day 5

Practical next steps for extending research collaborations between UK and Mexico. Point of views of different Mexican institutions that impulse those research collaborations in order to tackle the appearance, the diagnosis and the control of possible emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. Conclusions and closing of the workshop.


Links of interest

Universidad Autonoma Nacional de Mexico


The National Autonomous University of Mexico has played a leading role in the history and formation of our country. The substantive tasks of this public, autonomous and secular institution are teaching, research and dissemination of culture. In the academic world it is recognized as a university of excellence. The UNAM responds to the present and looks to the future as the most important cultural project in Mexico. The UNAM is a space of freedoms. In it, respect, tolerance and dialogue are practiced on a daily basis. The plurality of ideas and thought is appreciated as a sign of wealth and never as a factor of weakness.




Following the Scottish Enlightenment of the 18th century, the University was positioned at the forefront of academia and critical thinking. Due to the determination and perseverance of a group of Edinburgh intellectuals, established facts about the world were being boldly and consistently challenged. Amid this group was David Hume, philosopher, economist and essayist known for his philosophical skepticism and empiricism; Joseph Black, the chemist behind the discovery of latent heat and carbon dioxide; and James Hutton, the "Father of Modern Geology".


La Facultad de Medicina

School of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine as part of the National Autonomous University of Mexico Is a public institution dedicated to training professionals who are leaders in the health sciences, Highly qualified, able to generate research and disseminate knowledge. Its programs are student-centered, promote self-regulated learning And ongoing updating with emphasis on ethical conduct, professionalism And commitment to Mexican society.
The Faculty of Medicine will exercise the intellectual and technological leadership in the health sciences At the national and international levels, through innovative education and research Applied to the welfare of the human being.



One strategy for active participation of assistants to the workshop is the presentation of their research or studies related with the topic of the workshop. The abstract and its corresponden poster will be presented in english language. They have to present their poster under specific format as dimensions (90 cm x 90 cm), as a previous submission of their abstract during their registration (350 words that includes title, authors, institutional address and email contact) and final decision of the academic committee after the abstract evaluation and classification under the selected topic. The deadline of the abstract submission will be in October 23th.



Early Career Researchers