The Threat of Superbugs

April 28, 2015

Northwestern University, Chicago Campus, Baldwin Auditorium
303 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL, USA


Infectious disease has been a big problem for living things since long before there were humans. Humans have used various medicines for thousands of years to reduce the impact of infectious disease, but the development of antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs over the last 100 years has been one of the greatest advancements in medicine. These drugs have saved countless lives from otherwise fatal infections. Unfortunately, this good news doesn’t last.

Disease-causing organisms across the world are evolving resistance to the drugs we use to fight them. Malaria, tuberculosis and HIV are three of the deadliest diseases in the world – all of them have evolved drug-resistant strains. Here in Chicago, MRSA and other drug-resistant bacteria are on the rise in the community and in hospitals. Coping with these new “superbugs” is a problem the world is currently facing, and this problem continues to worsen. This program, featuring experts on infectious disease, will cover the current state of this crisis, the causes, and possible solutions in development.

Event Details

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015. Wine and cheese social hour at 5:00pm, program starts at 6:00pm

Event is free and open to the public.

Discounted parking is available to the first 50 attendees, at the 202 E Huron parking garage. Ask at the C2ST registration table, and you can purchase a ticket to exit the garage at a discounted rate.

Baldwin auditorium is easily accessible via public transportation.

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