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Lecture Overview

In a world without antibiotics, what will we do? Associate Professor Louis Roller ponders this very real scenario and presents some alternatives to antibiotics that may just see us through this era. With over 1 million people dying from antibiotic resistance in just 16 months last year, this threat to humanity is one that needs to be clearly communicated to every health professional.


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Louis Roller

Louis Roller has been an academic at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Monash University for 56 years. He was on the Pharmacy Board of Victoria for 22 years and has significantly contributed to many editions of various pharmaceutical compendia, including the Therapeutic Guidelines. He has been and is on the editorial board of the Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook and has contributed significantly to all three editions of Mosby’s Dictionary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. He is the author of hundreds of scientific and professional articles and has a passion for evidence-based knowledge and writes articles on disease state management. He lectures to pharmacists, medical practitioners, nurses, podiatrists and optometrists on a variety of therapeutic topics, as well the University of the Third Age on various medication-related issues. He still lectures to pharmacy undergraduates on a number of topics. He has particular interests in drug interactions and pharmacogenomics and William Shakespeare. He has served as a committee member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Victorian Branch since 2008. In 2012, he was made a life member of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Sciences Association and, in 2014, he was awarded the life-long achievement award of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia. His current activities include singing in a choir, visiting schools about bullying (Courage to Care), and giving talks to U3A groups and appropriate accommodation groups. He is a proud member of the Australian Skeptics. See Educator Profile


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Moira Munro
26 Feb 2018

Very interesting topic.

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Janice Belskyj
05 Oct 2017

Interesting in area of bacteria phages

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Lyndon Pace
02 Oct 2017

Interesting information, more targeted at RN,DR level.

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Kendra Hinds
21 Sep 2017

Very interesting

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Jennifer soutar
21 Sep 2017

Very informative,lecturer engaging and interesting ,increased my knowledge on this subject

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Jenny Shearer
21 Sep 2017

Great speaker

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Zoe Youl
19 Sep 2017

Amazing Louis you're a genius!