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Europe’s Must-Attend Public Health Event Dedicated To All Facets Of Antibiotic Resistance.

The rise of drug-resistant infections/antimicrobial resistance is the biggest threat to public health of our time and poses a life-or-death challenge to our health systems. It requires an urgent policy response at European, national and global levels. But is the EU itself resisting the call to take new measures which are up to the challenge of protecting public health?




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Dr Angelique Berg

Director General Health, Ministry of Health, The Netherlands

Dutch antibiotic resistance policy

Prof Johan Struwe

Antibiotics and Infection Control Analyst, Public Health Agency of Sweden

Swedish experiences in AMR containment and multisectoral stakeholders mobilization

Michele Cecchini

Policy Analyst, Health Division, OECD

AMR: An economic perspective

Tajda Miharlja Gala

Vice-President, European Association of Hospital Pharmacists

The socio-economic challenges in combatting AMR from the hospital pharmacist practice perspective

Jurate Svarcaite

Secretary General, Pharmaceutical Group in the European Union

Contribution by community pharmacies to rational use of antibiotics

Michelle Childs

Head of Policy Advocacy, Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi)

New models for R&D: The Global Antibiotic R&D Partnership

Prof Donald Broom

Emeritus Professor Animal Welfare, University of Cambridge

Antibiotic resistance, animal welfare and system sustainability

Peter Oostenbach

Associate Director Global Public Policy, MSD Animal Health

AMR and animal agriculture: Perspective from a global animal health company

Dr Mette Vaarst

Senior Researcher, Department of Anila Science, Aarhus University and International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems


Conference highlights


  •  Intersectoral approach to a multifaceted global health threat
  • Investing in public health: AMR as a case study
  • The role of prevention
  • Research and innovation
  • AMR and animal agriculture
  • Towards a One Health approach: Developing a global vision and taking policy action
  • Networking opportunities

Conference Takeaways


  • Insight into the socio-economic and structural factors behind the AMR crisis
  • Identify cooperation opportunities to remove the barriers reluctance and resistance to tackling the AMR threat
  • Updates on all fields impacted by AMR
  • New perspectives by world-renowned contributors on your area of work.

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