Human Fungal Diseases Meeting

Human Fungal Diseases Discussion Meeting

Monday 17 July 2017, 5:30pm

Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament

There are over a billion people across the world affected by fungal diseases resulting in 11.5 million life-threatening infections and over 1.5 million deaths every year. We face a major challenge to tackle this situation. Recent advances in diagnostics, robust screening programmes and improved access to low cost antifungal drugs could provide an unprecedented opportunity to reduce the burdens of ill health and death, especially in those with HIV/AIDS. In this discussion meeting our speakers will discuss the burden of human fungal diseases in the UK, advances in diagnostics, tackling resistance and stewardship.

The meeting notice can be found here

Meetings of the Committee are open to all members of both Houses of Parliament, but attendance from outside Parliament is restricted to representatives of member organisations. If you wish to attend please email office@scienceinparliament.org.uk

The meeting will be preceded by the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee AGM at 4:30pm.

The meeting notice for the AGM can be found here