Strategies to Disrupt Drug Resistance in Infectious Disease, Cancer and Agriculture
Smithfield, RI (US)
Gordon Research Conference
The prosperity of the modern world is threatened by the emergence of drug resistant pathogens, pesticide-resistant insects and herbicide-resistant weeds. Novel investigational cancer drugs increase life expectancy, but fail when resistance develops. The same principles of evolution drive the development of resistance in all of these contexts, yet each field attacks the problem of resistance alone. The Drug Resistance Gordon Research Conference (DRGRC) provides a unique forum where scientists working in infectious diseases, cancer and agriculture come together to discuss common issues and share approaches with the conviction that general strategies to minimize resistance can be developed by working together.