Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance
The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) organizes an international conference on 'Optimal practices to protect human health care from antimicrobial resistance selected in the veterinary domain'. The conference will be held on October 5 and 6 2023 in the Park Inn by Radisson in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Aim of the conference
Antimicrobial resistance is generally recognized as a major public health threat. From a legal point of view the resistance that is selected by usage of antibiotics for livestock and subsequently is transferred to human pathogens is considered a zoonosis. By now, easy to apply measures to prevent development and spreading of antibiotic resistance in the veterinary sector have all been implemented. The aim of the conference is to discuss innovative measures on how to prevent development of resistance in animals. In addition, the participants will explore possibilities to prevent transfer to human health care after selection has taken place. The format consists of a conference for researchers, experts and policy makers worldwide on this subject with lectures and break-out discussion sessions. The results of the sessions are to be published in an open access journal. Each of the break-out sessions will be led by a member of the Scientific Committee that will be jointly responsible for publishing the outcome.
This conference is a great opportunity to:
- Get insights from experts from all over the world who will shine their lights on the problem from different angles.
- Discuss the issues with colleagues from various backgrounds and contribute to improved understanding.
- Meet fellow researchers and policy makers who promote the science of antimicrobial resistance to expand your network and possibly start new cooperations.
Amsterdam is one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe, with an enormous variety of museums and music venues. With great connections by public transport, the Park Inn by Radisson is easy to reach from Schiphol Airport and the City Centre.
Information and registration
The conference is intended for researchers in the field of antimicrobial resistance in all stages of their career. Policy makers with a scientific background are welcome as well. The aim is to have some 120 participants in total for the conference. The number of participants will be limited to an absolute maximum of 150, because with too many participants the discussion sessions will be too large to be useful and the location is less suitable for very large numbers.
The fee for the conference is € 400,-. This includes all meals (except breakfast), the reception and dinner, coffee, tea and cake during the breaks, the high tea and the social event.
To register, please send an e-mail to email@example.com with the following information:
- First name
- Last name
- E-mail address
- Preference for breakout sessions on October 5 (please give more than 1 option in descending order of preference)
- Preference for breakout sessions on October 6 (please give more than 1 option in descending order of preference)
Payments are to be made by direct bank transfer to the account of the Netherlands Food Safety Authority NVWA. Unfortunately credit card payment is not possible, as this would have increased the costs of the conference considerably.
Account Holder: NEDERLANDSE VOEDSEL EN WARENAUTORITEIT
Iban/account number: NL38 INGB 0705001253
Bic/swift code: INGBN L2AXXX
Bank name: ING
Street & number: Westeinde 1
Postcode: 1017 ZN
Country: The Netherlands
Account Holder: NEDERLANDSE VOEDSEL EN WARENAUTORITEIT
Street & Number: Catharijnesingel 59
Postcode: 3511 GG
Country: The Netherlands
Hotel rooms at a reduced rate in the conference hotel can be reserved by opening the following link to the hotel website in your browser.
- Select your check-in and check-out date and choose the occupancy type.
- Click on "Selected rates" and tick "Promotional code".
- Insert the unique group code NVWA23
- Click "Search" and choose from the available rooms and options in the results.
- Insert your personal details and guarantee your booking with a valid credit card.
- Once completed you will receive a digital confirmation to the provided email address.
- Rooms and rates are available for the event dates from 04-10-23 to 06-10-23 only. For any pre- and post-stay requests outside the official event dates please email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If an error message is received during the booking process this may result from no more available rooms in the group allotment.
- The unique group code is to be kept strictly confidential and must only be shared with the attendees of the event.
The hotel and conference center was selected for the good price/quality ratio and the convenient location 11 minutes by train from Schiphol and 5 minutes from Amsterdam Central station. Obviously you are free to stay in any other hotel, should you wish to do so.
If you have any questions or need assistance you can use the e-mail address email@example.com to contact us.
Confirmed Speakers and members of the Scientific and Organizing Committees
|Sukanta Chowdhury||ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh|
|Jeroen Dewulf||Ghent University, Belgium|
|Lapo Mughini Gras||National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands|
|Sandra Brogden||University of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover, Germany|
|Kees Veldman||Wageningen Bioveterinary Research, Lelystad, the Netherlands|
|Maya Nadimpalli||Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA|
|Bernd-Alois Tenhagen||German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Berlin, Germany|
|Katarina Stärk||Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office, Bern, Switzerland|
|Benno ter Kuile||Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority and University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|Delia Randolph||International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya and University of Greenwich, UK|
|Luca Guardabassi||University of Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Christian Munthe||University of Gothenburg, Sweden|
|Kees Veldman||Wageningen Bioveterinary Research, Lelystad, The Netherlands|
|Johan Bengtsson-Palme||Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden|
|Monika Dolejska||University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic|
|Vangelis Economou||Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece|
|David Speksnijder||Utrecht University, The Netherlands|
|Luisa Peixe||University of Porto, Portugal|
|Todd Callaway||University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA|
|Luis Pedro Carmo||Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Ås, Norway|
|Rodolphe Mader||International Center for AMR Solutions, Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Roberto La Ragione||University of Surrey, Guildford, UK|
The Local Organizing Committee
- Benno ter Kuile
- Els Broens
- Kees Veldman
- Lisa Teichmann
|8:15 – 9:15||Welcome and registration|
|9:15 – 9:30||Opening|
|9:30 – 10:00||Kees Veldman
AMR monitoring of livestock and meat in The Netherlands
|10:00 – 10:30||Sandra Brogden
AMR One Health Approach and the Integration of the Environmental Sector
|10:30 – 11:00||Christan Munthe
Ethics and value challenges for veterinary AMR policy: from production plant to farming waste management
|11:30 – 12:30||Break-out sessions|
|13:30 – 14:00||Back reporting|
|14:00 – 14:30||Sukanta Chowdhury
Antibiotic Usage and AMR in Animal Production Systems: Lessons from Bangladesh and other Asian Countries
|14:30 – 15:00||Delia Randolph
One Health approaches to antimicrobial resistance in Low and Middle Income Countries
|15:30 – 16:00||Benno ter Kuile
The risks of non-lethal concentrations of antimicrobials for development of resistance
|16:00 – 16:30||Bernd-Alois Tenhagen
Antimicrobial resistance in wildlife as indicator for environmental spreading
|16:30 – 17:30||Social Event|
|17:30 – 21:00||Reception and dinner|
|9:00 – 9:30||Lapo Mughini-Gras
Estimating the burden and sources of (foodborne) AMR using a One Health approach
|9:30 – 10:00||Jeroen Dewulf
Biosecurity in animal production to improve animal health and reduce antimicrobial use
|10:00 – 10:30||Luca Guardabassi
Antibiotic-free meat production: reality or chimera?
|11:00 – 11:30||Maya Nadimpalli
Using genomics to survey AMR along food-value chains in low and middle-income countries
|11:30 – 12:00||Katarina Stärk
Reducing the Risk of Transmission of Antimicrobial Resistance
|13:00 – 14:00||Break-out sessions|
|14:00 – 14:45||Reporting and conclusions|
|14:45 – 16:00||High tea|
1. Consequences of antimicrobial residues in the environment
2. Food as transmission route for resistance
3. Spreading resistance through animal transfer
4. Hygiene, animal health and animal welfare
5. Wildlife as possible transmission route
6. Improving farm management in the context of AMR
7. How to measure the outcome of preventive measures
8. Farms reviewed from a veterinary perspective
9. Application of critically important antimicrobials
10. Next generation sequencing for bioinformatic based surveillance
11. Impact of antimicrobial usage on AMR prevalence
12. Alternative treatments to reduce the need for antimicrobials