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ASM Attends UN General Assembly

ASM President, Susan Sharp, Ph.D., joined global leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in New York today in a historical meeting to focus on the commitment to fight AMR.

UN General Assembly Focuses on AMR

Leaders at the UN General Assembly draft a plan for coordinated, cross-cutting efforts to improve the current state of AMR.

Superbugs are a 'Fundamental Threat'

If antibiotics were telephones, we would still be calling each other using clunky rotary dials and copper lines," Stefano Bertuzzi, CEO of ASM, told NBC News.
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Issue III

A.    Increase the number of participants and diversity of scientific disciplines in regional activities. B.     Create additional opportunities for partnering with other scientific organizations to diversify regional and local meetings.C.     Continue to modify Branch level funding programs to promote closer ties between research-intensive institutions and Branches.D.    Reexamine and, if appropriate, modify Branch regional boundaries and organization to strengthen regional and local professional activities.E.   Strengthen Branch and Regional leadership through recruitment and training of new members for leadership positions.F.   Establish and encourage stronger liaisons between the Society, academic microbiology department chairs and microbiology faculty advisors to strengthen Branch programs and ASM membership.G. Encourage increased Branch use of distinguished lecturers from the ASMBL program.