Events

2020

Starting with the week of #WAAW2020, we have experts from various fields talk of various facets of #AMR as the guest curators of our twitter handle @SaSuperbugs! Lot’s happening there, head out to our twitter page and follow the action!


As part of Young Investigator Program 2021 conducted by CCMB, Hyderabad, 10 school children from 7 schools participated in a poster making session on AMR in January 2021


For #WAAW2020, India Alliance and CCMB conducted a webinar on #Superbugs and Making sense of AMR in India as part of SaS, an engaging discussion with an AMR researcher, a science journalist, a patient advocate and an industry specialist, November 2020


SaS team members also actively participated in the #WAAW2020 Twitter Chat conducted by AMR enthusiasts in India, November 2020


SaS was invited to an interactive virtual roundtable discussion entitled Combating AMR in Asia during a pandemic hosted by the Economist Events. Somdatta Karak represented SaS at this event where 15 influential healthcare industry figures from across the APAC region discussed Asia’s current AMR response.


Co-lead Ponnari shared our learnings and experiences from SaS with the newly recruited students of the AMR stewards program run by the Students Against Superbugs Africa initiative, September 2020


Championing the cause of SaS, our student superhero Saathvik Vennelaganti (who previously attended the SaS workshop at CCMB in 2019) and his friends Jaswanth Pallapothu and Sanvrit Kumar Das from Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Begumpet, Hyderabad have taken the message of the wonder of antibiotics and the perils of AMR to his fellow students through an online session in August.

“It is saddening that other students who aspired to join such an event this year have to be held back”, says Saathvik as he remembers his time at last year’s workshop and what inspired him to lead this in his school.


“Superheroes Against Superbugs: Public Engagement and Why?” webinar was conducted for the faculty of Dr N.G.P. Arts and Science College at Coimbatore as part of their Faculty Development Programme.

SaS lead, Ponnari spoke about the need for science faculty to take up engagement initiatives and interact with public on issues of infections, microbes and science.

Sas in Bengaluru: Researcher at InStem, Sathya Srinivasachari conducted a SaS-inspired workshop for school students at British Council, Bengaluru, February 2020


An informal one day “Train the Trainer” session was conducted by Program Facilitator Somdatta at research institute NCBS, Bengaluru, February 2020