Antimicrobial Resistance

Events

2022

5-6 Dec

Consultation meeting: Establishing a Regional Laboratory Network for Antimicrobial Resistance in food and agriculture
The Conference will be conducted in English and Russian languages with simultaneous interpretation
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1 Dec

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment Webinar Series. Webinar 4: Governance approaches for prevention and control of AMR in the environment
13:00 to 14:30 Central European Time (UTC +2)
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28-29 Nov

Expert consultation meeting: Progressive Management Pathway for Antimicrobial Resistance in Apiculture
Virtual meeting

28 Nov

Informative session for the participation in the pilot of the InFARM data platform: Session 2
The objectives of the meeting are:
- To give an overview of the InFARM platform objectives and roadmap for operationalization.
- To give key recommendations for collation and preparation of AMR data files before submission into the InFARM data platform.
- To demonstrate the use and functions of the first web application prototype of the InFARM data platform including a demonstration of AMR data visualizations.

10:00-12:00 CET

25 Nov

Informative session for the participation in the pilot of the InFARM data platform: Session 1
The objectives of the meeting are:
- To give an overview of the InFARM platform objectives and roadmap for operationalization.
- To give key recommendations for collation and preparation of AMR data files before submission into the InFARM data platform.
- To demonstrate the use and functions of the first web application prototype of the InFARM data platform including a demonstration of AMR data visualizations.

15:00-17:00 CET

24-25 Nov

Third Ministerial Conference on AMR
The Sultanate of Oman is hosting the 3rd High-level Ministerial Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Muscat, Oman on 24 and 25 November 2022 to accelerate tackling AMR at the national, regional, and global levels and to enhance international cooperation.

23 Nov

FAO Webinar on Reducing the Need of Antimicrobial Use in food producing animals
A technical webinar will be organized by FAO to introduce the global trend of antimicrobial use (AMU) in food-producing animals and the good practices that can be adopted to reduce the need of antimicrobials in animal production.
10:00 – 12:00 CET
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22 Nov

AMR awareness-raising priorities
The Quadripartite organized this global webinar to disseminate and share the findings and recommendations from the global consultation meetings.
Objective of the webinar: To disseminate and publicize the findings and recommendations of global consultations on AMR awareness raising.

09:00-10:00 CET
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22 Nov

FAO Progressive Management Pathway for AMR: Supporting countries in developing and implementing National Action Plans
The webinar aims to provide and share the regional and national experience that have enhanced the level of implementation of the NAPs on AMR using the FAO Progressive Management Pathway for AMR.
12:00-13:30 CET
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21 Nov

AMR awareness-raising priorities
The Quadripartite organized this global webinar to disseminate and share the findings and recommendations from the global consultation meetings.
Objective of the webinar: To disseminate and publicize the findings and recommendations of global consultations on AMR awareness raising.

13:00-14:00 CET
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18 Nov

Launch of the AMR Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Platform
The AMR Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Platform is an international and inclusive multi-stakeholder venue that aims to bring together diverse voices across the human, animal, plant, and environment sectors to preserve antimicrobials in common cause and ensure their responsible use. Join us for the official launch of the Platform and become part of the global multi-stakeholder dialogue and action against AMR.
13:00-14:30 CET
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16 Nov

2nd Annual Global Media Forum in lead up to World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2022
Media representatives are welcomed to attend the 2nd Annual Global Media Forum in lead up to World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) 2022 to have a direct interface with senior experts from the quadripartite organizations that have united to address one of the top threats to global health security - Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR).
10:00-13:00 CET
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10 Nov

FAO Knowledge dissemination dialogues on AMR: Addressing antimicrobial resistance in farm animals and implementing antibiotic free systems
by Nataliya Roth and Franz Waxenecker, DSM Animal Nutrition & Health
Moderated by: Daniela Battaglia, FAO

12:30–13:30 CET
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27 Oct

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment Webinar Series. Webinar 3: Technical solutions for the prevention and control of AMR in the environment
13:00 to 15:00 Central European Time (UTC +2)
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13 Oct

FAO Knowledge dissemination dialogues on AMR:  AMR in small organic production
by Alda Pires, University of Davis
Moderated by: Jorge Pinto Ferreira, FAO

12:30–13:30 CET
[Recording available soon]

27-28 Sept

2nd MFDS Global Conference on Foodborne Antimicrobial Resistance
Seul, Republic of Korea
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19 Sept

Innovate4Health
Innovate4Health is an online collaborative design sprint looking for innovative and creative student solutions that will help address the issues of emerging infectious disease threats and antimicrobial resistance. This year, student teams are encouraged to innovate around one of three pillars: 1) Ensuring effective prevention and treatment of emerging infectious diseases in the healthcare delivery system; 2) Reducing the use and the need to use antimicrobials in food systems; and 3) Making community health systems more resilient to emerging infectious diseases.
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17-28 Sep

2nd MFDS Global Conference on Foodborne Antimicrobial Resistance
Sofitel Ambassador Seoul Hotel
Presentation on progress of ACT (AMR Codex Texts) Project 

12-13 Sept

One Health Downunder Symposium 2022
Brisbane, Australia
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8 Sept

FAO Knowledge dissemination dialogues on AMR:  An overview of crop protection and AMR
by Philip Taylor, Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International
Moderated by: Jorge Pinto Ferreira, FAO

12:30–13:30 CET
[Recording]

7 Sept

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment Webinar Series. Webinar 2: Sources, drivers and impacts on AMR in the environment
14:00 to 16:00 Central European Time (UTC +2)
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11 August

FAO Knowledge dissemination dialogues on AMR:  Antifungal Resistance: What’s all the hyp(hae)?
by Prof Lawrence Goodridge, Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety, Department of Food Science, University of Guelph
12:30–13:30 CET
[Recording]

24-27 July

ReAct Africa and South Centre Annual Conference
Africa’s response to Antimicrobial Resistance: Accelerating One Health National Action Plans implementation for the next 5 years
As with previous conferences, this forum will take a One Health approach to bring together high-level policy makers from the human health, animal health and environmental sectors, antimicrobial resistance experts, researchers and academics, members of societies, students and civil society representatives from different African countries. There will also be representatives from the Quadripartite (FAO, UNEP, WHO and WOAH), Africa CDC, governments and non-governmental organizations.
8:00 – 17:00 (CEST)
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14 July

FAO Knowledge dissemination dialogues on AMR: Optimizing veterinary antibiotics use through development of treatment guidelines and clinical breakpoints
by Peter Damborg, European Network for Optimization of Veterinary Antimicrobial Treatment (ENOVAT)
Moderated by: Jorge Pinto Ferreira, FAO
12:30–13:30 CET
[Recording]

28-30 June

5-7 July

Global consultation for awareness-raising on AMR
Organized by the Quadripartite (FAO, UNEP, WHO, WOAH)
This consultation will inform development of a common approach, with common language and common messaging, for joint (cross-sectoral) antimicrobial resistance (AMR) awareness activities across the One Health spectrum. The consultation will draw upon the knowledge and experience of its participants, most of whom have been involved in the planning and implementing of AMR awareness-raising in the human health, animal health, plant or environment sectors.

28-30 June | 13.00 – 16.00 CEST
5-7 July | 9.00 – 12.00 CEST

29 June

II Virtual Meeting of National Animal Feed Delegates from seven South American Countries 
Meeting to advance the identification of reference points for policies related to AMR in the production and use of medicated feed.

28 June - 1 July

Global Health Security Conference 2022
Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore
Presentation on the development of the international FAO Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring (InFARM) IT platform
[Event page]

26-28 June

FAO-ATLASS Virtual meeting
Workshop to discuss experiences and collect feedback from FAO-ATLASS laboratory assessments in seven Latin American countries involved in the project "Working together to fight antimicrobial resistance” and the FAO AMR Reference Center, UISDC-SENASICA.

22 June

Webinar for EQAsia and FF country grantees | The International FAO Antimicrobial Resistance (InFARM) IT platform
Organized in collaboration with FAO AMR Reference center - National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

21, 22 and 27 June

The Role of Plant Agricultural Practices on Development of Antimicrobial Resistant Fungi Affecting Human Health: A Workshop Series 
Washington DC
[Event page]

21-24 June

One 2022 EU conference
Brussels and online
Side event: How does antibiotic resistance in plant pathogenic bacteria impact 'One Health’?
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18 June

Virtual dialogue with the youth on Food without harm: Reducing the need for antimicrobials
In collaboration with ReAct Africa, Students Against Superbugs Africa and World Animal Protection (WAP), FAO is organizing a youth dialogue on Reducing the need for antimicrobials. The webinar will be followed by a call for written submissions in the form of an abstract summarising their proposed solutions
8:00 (CEST)
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14 June

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment Webinar Series. Webinar 1: Understanding the basics for national action
The Quadripartite, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH), is hosting the “Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment Webinar Series”.
This first webinar will provide an overview of: 1) The basics of environmental AMR including global AMR risk to human and animal; 2) health, foodsystems, ecosystems, livelihoods and economies; 3) Overarching principles and terminologies, foundational understanding of key sources of environmental AMR and approaches to prevent and control AMR in the environment; 4) Strategies to strengthen the involvement of the environment in NAPs and processes.

14:00 CET
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10 June

The 4th joint meeting on AMR for the FWD-Network and EURL-AR Network 16th EURL-AR
National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Presentation on the FAO visions for AMR surveillance

9 June

FAO Knowledge dissemination dialogues on AMR: Challenges of AMR research based on One Health approach in Colombia: a case study of Low and Middle Income countries (LMIC)
by Pilar Donado-Godoy, Colombian Corporation of Agricultural Research (AGROSAVIA)
12:30–13:30 CET
[Recording]

7 June

Scientific Symposium. Research and Innovation to reduce the burden of AMR: strengthening the European action
PariSanté Campus, Paris (France)
Presentation and dialogue on FAO’s work on AMR: supporting innovation and resilience in food and agriculture sectors
[Event page]

1-2 June

FAO-ATLASS Virtual meeting
Workshop to discuss experiences and collect feedback from FAO-ATLASS laboratory assessments in seven Latin American countries involved in the project "Working together to fight antimicrobial resistance” and the FAO AMR Reference Center, UISDC-SENASICA.

19 May

Webinar: Monitoring national action plans on antimicrobial resistance at country level – best practices - joint webinar by FAO, OIE, WHO and UNEP
A joint webinar organized by the quadripartite (FAO, OIE, UNEP and WHO) to support countries in strengthening M&E plans to monitor the implementation of their National Action Plans (NAPs). It will be organized on 19th May 2022 over two sessions.
Session 1: 11.00-12.15 CET (Interpretation available in French and Portuguese)
Session 2: 16.00-17.15 CET (Interpretation available in Spanish)
[Event page

12 May

FAO Knowledge dissemination dialogues on AMR: Animal nutrition strategies and options to reduce the use of antimicrobials in animal production
by Coen Smits and Barbara Brutsaert – Nutreco
12:30–13:30 CET
[Recording]

10 May

One Health Priority Research Agenda on AMR - expert briefing meeting
This webinar organized by the Quadripartite organizations (FAO, OIE, UNEP and WHO) aims to debrief external experts involved in the project for developing the One Health Priority Research Agenda for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). This project will generate a list of 60 research priorities that, when addressed, should support more effective prevention, mitigation, and control of AMR at the interface of One Health sectors in low resource settings. The research priorities are aimed at governments and global donors to catalyze investment in One Health AMR research as well as engage cross disciplinary research relevant to One Health AMR.

27 Apr

Webinar: Addressing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in agrifood systems: a FAO e-learning introductory course on AMR
13.30 – 15.00 (CEST)
This technical webinar, moderated by Ms. Cristina Petracchi (FAO), will be delivered by Mr. Keith Sumption (FAO), Ms. Junxia Song (FAO), and Mr. Fraser Broadfoot (VMD), Ms. Rachel Dalton (VMD) and Ms. Francesca Latronico (FAO). The objective of the session will be to: present the e-learning course “Understanding antimicrobial resistance in food and agriculture” and the AMR e-learning framework; explain the relevance and impact of AMR in the food and agriculture sector; and
identify the role of FAO and its partners in tackling AMR under the multisectoral concept of One Health.

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21 Apr

Webinar: Vigilancia integrada de la RAM, el aporte de la FAO (in Spanish)
ReACT Latinoamérica 
16:00 - 17:00 (CET)
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14 Apr

FAO Knowledge dissemination dialogues on AMR: On-farm interventions in medium-scale poultry production in Indonesia
by Jaap Wagenaar and Rianna Anwar Sani - Utrecht University
12:30–13:30 CET
[Recording]

5 Apr

Webinar: FAO’s contribution to AMR surveillance and monitoring in food and agriculture sectors
Veterinary Public Health Institute University of Bern 
14:00 - 15:00 (CET)
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28 Feb – 4 Mar

Theoretical and practical laboratory training on  Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing methods in compliance with international standards
National Center Diagnostics for Food Security Laboratory, Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan
This laboratory training aims to provide theoretical knowledge and opportunity for hand-on exercises on the detection of antimicrobial resistance in food and agriculture and on the antimicrobial susceptibility testing methods such as disk diffusion in compliance with international standards .

16 Feb

Progress and challenges in the implementation of National control plans for Antimicrobial Resistance
13:00 to 14:30 CET
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