Antimicrobial Resistance



4-13 Oct

Virtual event: Ad hoc Codex Intergovernmental Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance
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4-13 Oct 

8th Session of the Ad hoc Codex Intergovernmental Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance (TFAMR8)
The 8th Session of the Ad hoc Codex Intergovernmental Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance will be held virtually from 4-9 October 2021 with adoption of the report on 13 October 2021.
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29-30 Sept

Webinar on "The FAO-OIE-WHO One Health Approach to AMR Mitigation and Safer Food in the Asia-Pacific Region"
The Tripartite of FAO-OIE-WHO will hold a webinar on One Health Approach on AMR Mitigation and Safer Food in the Asia-Pacific Region., from 11.30am (Bangkok time). 
Please register here

6-8 Sept 

First MFDS Global Conference on Food-borne Antimicrobial Resistance
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22 Sept

FAO-FAVA-PVMA-JVMA-VNU regional webinar on Antimicrobial Stewardship: A Comprehensive Look at Asian Veterinarians’ AMR Action Plan (c/o FAVA)
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27 Aug

WAAW Webinar Series 2 
with national Veterinary Associations in the Asia-Pacific region (Philippines)
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25 Aug

WAAW Webinar Series 1 
with national Veterinary Associations in the Asia-Pacific region (Nepal)

24 Aug

Gender Session
Gender is now incorporated in the FAO-USAID GHSP AMR Regional Project in Asia in this introductory webinar.

26-30 July 

Virtual Regional Training Course on Surveillance and Monitoring for AMR in Aquaculture
This training is one of the activities under FAO’s project on supporting mitigation of antimicrobial resistance risk associated with aquaculture in Asia (TCP/RAS/3702). It aims to enhance the national laboratory capacity and strengthen collaboration among Asia-Pacific countries for effective surveillance and monitoring of AMR associated with aquaculture.
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5-7 July

First Meeting of the AMR Technical Advisory Group of South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
This meeting aims to: (1) provide updates on national, regional, and global initiatives on AMR surveillance; (2) review the progress made to date with regards to the 2019 recommendations; (3) identify additional cross-cutting regional concerns and determine the ways forward to collectively address these as a region; and (4) plan on the ways forward for the AMR Technical Advisory Group (AMR TAG) for SAARC, taking into context the agreed Terms of References (TORs) of the AMR TAG for SAARC.
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23-24 June

2021 Regional Consultation-Workshop on AMR Communication and Advocacy in Asia
The internal consultation-workshop aims to review the 2020 FAO Regional AMR communication and advocacy strategy/campaign and WAAW and discuss lessons learned; discuss and develop the 2021-2022 AMR communication and advocacy strategy; and, plan ways forward.

7 June

Bugs & Superbugs: Water quality and food safety and preventing environmental AMR
15:00-16:15 CEST
FAO Special Sessions in the framework of the upcoming International Water Resources Association (IWRA)’s Online Conference on “One Water, One Health: Water, Food and Public Health in a Changing World” organized by IWRA in collaboration with FAO

2 and 9 June

Lanzamiento Red de Comunicadores para la Concienciación de la Resistencia a los Antimicrobianos
Comunicadores y puntos focales de las autoridades sanitarias de Argentina, Brasil, Colombia, Chile, Perú, Paraguay y Uruguay, vinculadas al Proyecto “Trabajando juntos para combatir la RAM” integrarán esta Red que fortalecerá las capacidades para el abordaje de estrategias de comunicación del riesgo, concienciación, abogacía y cambio de comportamientos para la contención de la RAM
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14, 17, 19, 26, 28 and 31 May

Delegados de Laboratorios Nacionales de Referencia de Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Perú y Uruguay, serán capacitados sobre la herramienta FAO-ATLASS para la vigilancia de la Resistencia a los Antimicrobianos (RAM) 
Las sesiones virtuales se realizarán en mayo en el marco del proyecto “Trabajando juntos para combatir la RAM”. 
Para más información: Trabajando juntos para combatir la RAM | FAO – ATLASS 

29 April

UN High-level Interactive Dialogue on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
United Nations Headquarters, New York
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23 April 

Webinar | Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Food
12:00–14:00 CET
This webinar will provide Codex Members and Observers with a review of key topics on the agenda at the next session of the committee which will take place in July 2021. With a series of interviews and discussions with experts from the working groups, participants will also be able to review where the different topics stand and gain valuable insight ahead of what should be vibrant discussions at the next session.
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13-14 April

Technical Seminar on Aquaculture Biosecurity: Understanding Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Aquaculture
14:00-16:00 (GMT+2)
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8 April

Webinar series: Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance Code of Practice to Minimize and Contain Foodborne AMR
Time 15:30– 17:30 CET | English, French, Spanish
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29 March

Understanding the evaluation of AMU and AMR surveillance and choosing the right tool: Convergence in evaluation frameworks for integrated surveillance of AMU and AMR - Phase 1
The webinar will provide an overview of the outputs and outcomes of the Convergence in evaluation frameworks for integrated surveillance of AMU and AMR (CoEval-AMR) network. The CoEval-AMR network was created in 2019 with the aim to bring people together to harmonize and refine existing methods and tools for the evaluation of AMR and AMU surveillance taking an integrated and systemic perspective, and it has recently received funds to continue for its phase 2.
[Link to join]

25 March

Carryover in feed and transfer from feed to food of unavoidable and unintended residues of approved veterinary drugs
Webinar organized by the FAO Sustainable Livestock Technical Network, World Health Organization and Codex Alimentarius  
Time 12:00 PM (Rome time)
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16 March

FAO and WHO activities to support monitoring and surveillance of antimicrobial resistance in the food and agriculture sectors
Webinar organized by the FAO Sustainable Livestock Technical Network, World Health Organization and Codex Alimentarius  
12.00-13.30 CET
Recording [Part 1] [Part 2]

15-18 March

Uppsala Health Summit 2021, Managing Antimicrobial Resistance through Behaviour Change
The Summit will support the work that takes place on global and national levels, with a special focus on improving knowledge and changing behaviours around antibiotic resistance. Due to pandemic the summit will be delivered in a virtual and more interactive way.
[Additional information, and registration]

3 March

Surveillance of ESBL-producing Escherichia coli: the Tricycle protocol 
Webinar  13.00-15.00 Geneva/Rome/Brazzaville, 7:00 Washington DC, 14:00 Cairo, 17:30 Delhi, 20:00 Manila
The webinar will provide an overview of the protocol, approaches of the different sectors involved, methodologies by each sector, country experience implementation, and the opportunities for countries to implement the surveillance in the One Health scenario.

23 February 

JPIAMR-EU-JAMRAI virtual workshop on AMR surveillance
During this workshop, the latest AMR surveillance research findings will be presented and a debate about how these results may inform national policies will follow. The event aims to be a cutting-edge meeting point for policymakers, researchers and funders. They will have the chance to discuss effective strategies to integrate evidence into policies and improve the implementation of AMR surveillance mechanisms in human health, animal health and environment.
[Additional information, and registration]

17 February

Tokyo AMR One Health Conference
This virtual conference is a follow-up of the 2016 high-level meeting of Asia-Pacific Ministers on AMR and One Health held in Tokyo, Japan. The Asia-Pacific One Health Initiative on AMR (ASPIRE) will be discussed during the conference with the aim of enabling countries to implement it in line with their National Action Plans on AMR.

Registration information:
Please email [email protected] for more information

11-12 February

EU-JAMRAI Final Conference
This is the final conference to present results from the EU-JAMRAI which includes achievements obtained by the project and future prospects.
[Additional information, and registration]

11 January

Advancing the One Health response to Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
Webinar jointly organized by the South Centre, FAO and UNEP (14.00 – 16.00 CET)

10 January

FAO/OIE/WHO Webinar: International Instruments on Antimicrobial Use
15:00-16:30 Geneva/Brazzaville

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