Otto Cars

Senior Professor, Founder and senior adviser

ReAct-Action on Antibiotic Resistance, Uppsala University


Otto Cars is a specialist in infectious diseases. He was the head of the Department of Infectious Diseases at Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden during the years 1991-1999. In 2003, he became Professor of Infectious Diseases at Uppsala University, and since 2014 he holds a position as Senior Professor. His research has focused on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of antibiotics, optimal antibiotic dosing regimens, resistance epidemiology and antibiotic policies. Otto Cars was the chairman of the Swedish strategic programme against antibiotic resistance (Strama) from its inception in 1995 until 2011. In 2005 he initiated the international network ReAct –Action on Antibiotic Resistance. He has been actively involved in numerous European and international initiatives in the area of antimicrobial resistance and has served as an expert to European Commission, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and the European Medicines Agency. He is a member of the WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Group and the UN ad hoc Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance.

2 FEB, 2018 10:00-12-00 hrs. PS2.2 AMR: Addressing Excessive and Inappropriate Use of Antibiotics