2nd Behavioural Insights and Antimicrobial Resistance Workshop

Essex, June 3-4, 2024

We would like to invite you to attend our upcoming 2nd Behavioural Insights and Antimicrobial Resistance Workshop, focusing on how behavioural science can help tackle antimicrobial resistance. Antimicrobial resistance is a serious problem that threatens the effective prevention and treatment of infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Currently, antimicrobial resistance causes deaths to around 1.3 million people every year. It is estimated that by 2050, 10 million lives a year could be lost globally due to antimicrobial resistance unless urgent action is taken.

The workshop will focus on exploring the cognitive and behavioural drivers of antimicrobial resistance and identifying opportunities for interventions that can help mitigate its impact. This may include but is not limited to factors in human healthcare (e.g., patients’ knowledge, preferences and behaviours, doctors’ prescriptions of antibiotics, doctor-patient interactions) and animal healthcare (e.g., animal farmers’ knowledge, perceptions and behaviours). The workshop offers a unique opportunity to collaborate with fellow researchers and other experts in antimicrobial resistance, behaviour and cognition, including officials from various health organisations. We believe that your participation will contribute greatly to the success of this event and the broader initiative to address this critical issue. We encourage people from all disciplines, career stages and geographical regions to apply.

Date and Application

The workshop will take place on the 3rd and 4th of June 2024 and will be held in person at the University of Essex. If you are interested in attending, please complete the participation form by the 15th of April 2024. We will communicate the acceptance of the talks by the end of April.

We do not expect any fees to be necessary for attending the workshop. Please note that attendees will be responsible for covering their own accommodation and travel costs.

Programme

Will be announced soon!

Workshop Venue

The workshop will be held in room STEM 3.1, located in Square 1 of the STEM Building at the University of Essex.

University of Essex map:

https://findyourway.essex.ac.uk/essexc/bcdc98e0-e3c3-11eb-b52e-05a67b7792fc

Travelling

From airports to the Colchester campus

London Stansted Airport

Our Colchester Campus is not far from Stansted Airport. The quickest way to travel is by National Express coach which runs directly to and from Colchester city centre (average journey length is 1hr and costs 7£). Alternatively, there is a local bus 133 to the Colchester city centre, but this may take a bit longer. From the city centre, you can then get a bus or taxi to get to the campus.

London Heathrow Airport

You can get a National Express coach which runs directly to and from the Colchester city centre (average journey length is 3hr’s and costs 12£). If this is not possible, you’ll need to take a train from Heathrow (all terminals) to London Liverpool Street and then another train to Colchester. Once in Colchester, you can get a bus, or taxi to the campus.

Getting to the Colchester campus from Colchester town high street

You can get the following buses from Colchester high street to get to and from the Colchester campus:

All of these buses also go to Wivenhoe if you decide to stay at the Flag hotel. Alternatively, you can get a taxi from the high street to the campus or to the Flag hotel.

Accommodation

Several hotels are located nearby. For example:

The Flag

Wivenhoe House Hotel

Brook Red Lion Hotel

The George Hotel

Organizers

Miroslav Sirota, Robert Böhm and Eva Krockow

Funding

Funding by the Essex ESNEFT Psychological Research Unit for Behaviour, Health and Wellbeing (EEPRU) is greatly appreciated.