Get Smart About Antibiotics: Join us for a Twitter Chat with Ramanan Laxminarayan

Join TEDMED Speaker Ramanan Laxminarayan for a Twitter Chat about antibiotic resistance this Wednesday, 11/19 from 3-4pm ET.

Ramanan educates us about antibiotic resistance on the TEDMED stage.
Ramanan educates us about antibiotic resistance on the TEDMED stage.

Curious to learn more about the research behind Ramanan Laxminarayan’s TEDMED talk, “The Coming Crisis in Antibiotics”?

As part of the CDC’s Annual Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, TEDMED is hosting a Twitter Chat with Ramanan and the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) from 3-4pm (ET) this Wednesday, 11/19.

Delve a little deeper into Ramanan’s talk and learn more from him and the CDDEP about the rising challenge of antibiotic resistance and what you can do to combat it.  We’ll be framing our discussion around these three topics:

– Topic 1 (T1): Getting smart about antibiotics from the patient’s perspective
– Topic 2 (T2): Policy recommendations for strengthening antibiotics surveillance domestically and globally
– Topic 3 (T3): Strategies for conserving antibiotics as a natural resource

Tweet your questions our way using the #TEDMED hashtag, and remember to reference the topic! For background reading, be sure to check out the joint CDC/CDDEP study of antibiotic overuse in hospitals, which was just released in the Lancet earlier this week.

We’re looking forward to an insightful, collaborative discussion and hope you will join us then!