Vaccines as Tools to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance 2023

The BactiVac Network & Microbiology Society Focused Meeting

27–28 February 2023, Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre

Birmingham, UK


Vaccines As Tools to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance, an in-person Focused Meeting co-organised by the BactiVac Network and the Microbiology Society, took place on 27–28 February 2023 at the Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre in Birmingham, UK. 

See the meeting highlights video:

The BactiVac Network & Microbiology Society Focused Meeting highlights video

Co-hosting the meeting with the Microbiology Society enabled the involvement of a diverse scientific community and a rich networking space for the delegates. 

The programme boasted scientific talks by world-renowned speakers in the field of AMR, including topics on:

      • AMR – the problem in the context of human and veterinary health
      • The strengths and gaps in using vaccination to limit AMR
      • Host responses to different bacterial antigens and vaccines – key lessons learned
      • Enhancing the use of existing and novel platforms, technologies and adjuvants 
      • The targeting of bacterial pathogens to reduce AMR – addressing unmet needs

Poster presentations showcased diverse research topics in the field, allowing delegates to share their ideas and foster new collaborations going forward.

Networking is an essential aspect of all BactiVac events. This was encouraged through plenty of opportunities to socialise and a dedicated Speed Networking session that allowed attendees from diverse backgrounds to get to know each other and form connections in person.

BactiVac were delighted to welcome the recipients of 34 travel bursaries awarded by the Network to financially support attendance, in line with our ethos of enabling equity of access for members based in low and middle income countries. 

You can find highlights of the event on Twitter from the @BactiVac team, the @MicrobioSoc team and the attendees of the meeting by searching for hashtags #Vaccines4AMR and #BactiVacEvents.

Thank you to all the organisers, speakers, poster presenters and delegates who joined us at the Focused Meeting and helped make it a success! We look forward to welcoming you to future events. 

If you are not yet a BactiVac member, we encourage you to find out more about the Network and join the BactiVac community via our website:


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