Increasing global Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is a major threat to human and animal health.
It endangers modern human and veterinary medicine and undermines the safety of our food and environment.

Reasons to attend this course

Understand the relevance of AMR in the food chain and master the relevant steps to combat AMR.

Be aware of the responses of the international community to curb AMR.

Have better skills to improve AMR surveillance and monitoring actions to enable more informed decision making.

Identify the potential role of governments, industry, producers and other stakeholder groups in AMR management and research.

Be able to participate in the design, implementation and evaluation of activities to tackle AMR.

Brainstorm and exchange ideas on national and local solutions and identification of gaps to tackle AMR.

Count on an international professional network in the fight against AMR.

Lecturers

Applied approach
(lectures, case studies & debate)

12 leading international experts

Course given in English, Spanish and French

Programme

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09:00-    10:00

Opening

J. Sierra - IAMZ-CIHEAM
J. Lubroth - FAO
J. Pinto Ferreira - OIE
M. Sprenger - WHO
B. González - Zorn

10:00-    11:00

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) as a global public health threat / Global initiatives and responses

M. Sprenger

11:00-    11:30

Coffee break

11:30-    12:30

AMR: the role of the agricultural sector

J. Lubroth

12:30-    13:30

Responsible and prudent use of antimicrobial agents in animals and strategies to achieve implementation

J. Pinto Ferreira

13:30-    15:00

Lunch break

15:00-    17:00

AMR in the context of One Health

B. González-Zorn

16:00-    17:00

Regional initiatives and regulatory actions: the EU example

E. Liébana

09:00-    10:00

The FAO Progressive Management Pathway (PMP)

J. Lubroth

10:00-    11:00

Practical work PMP

PMP

K. Mintiens

11:00-    11:30

Coffee break

11:30-    12:30

Regulatory areas relevant for AMR and regulatory responses to curb AMR

C. Bullón

12:30-    13:30

Development of a National Action Plan (NAP) / Awareness building strategies and communication campaigns

C. Rubio

13:30-    15:00

Lunch break

15:00-    16:00

Case study: the Spanish NAP

C. Rubio

16:00-    17:00

Open debate on National responses

J. Lubroth, C. Rubio, C. Bullón, B. González-Zorn, J.Y. Madec

09:00-    11:00

Monitoring of AMR and AM residues in the food chain. Examples of existing programmes

J.Y. Madec

11:00-    11:30

Coffee break

11:30-    13:30

Monitoring AM quality / How to collect AMU information / Integration of surveillance systems / Data gaps and challenges

J. Pinto Ferreira

13:30-    15:00

Lunch break

15:00-    16:00

Monitoring AM quality / How to collect AMU information / Integration of surveillance systems / Data gaps and challenges

J. Pinto Ferreira

16:00-    17:00

Laboratory capacity building and assessment tools: the examples of FAO ATLASS and WHO GLASS

B. Mouille

17:00-    19:00

Practical work

FAO ATLASS and WHO GLASS

B. Mouille

09:00-    11:00

Tackling AMR in practice

J.Y. Madec, J. Wagenaar

11:00-    11:30

Coffee break

11:30-    13:30

Tackling AMR in practice

J.Y. Madec, J. Wagenaar

13:30-    15:00

Lunch break

15:00-    16:00

Open debate on tackling AMR in practice

J.Y. Madec, J. Wagenaar, C. Bullón, B. González-Zorn, D. Rodríguez-Lázaro

16:00-    17:00

Group work

Introduction to the practical

J.Y. Madec

17:00-    19:00

Group work

Working session

J.Y. Madec, J. Wagenaar, C. Bullón, B. González-Zorn, D. Rodríguez-Lázaro

09:00-    11:00

Building evidence through research

B. González-Zorn, D. Rodríguez-Lázaro

11:00-    11:30

Coffee break

11:30-    13:30

Building evidence through research

B. González-Zorn, D. Rodríguez-Lázaro

13:30-    15:00

Lunch break

15:00-    17:00

Group work

Presentation of results and discussion

J.Y. Madec, J. Wagenaar, C. Bullón, B. González-Zorn, D. Rodríguez-Lázaro

Train at an outstanding international institution

Registration

The course is targeted to professionals from public or private sectors working in animal and plant health or food safety, who are involved or interested in the diverse strategies to cope with the antimicrobial resistance problem.

The course is also open to livestock and crop producers, environmentalists, researchers, technical advisors, and other professionals concerned with health and risk analysis

The course will be held at IAMZ-CIHEAM in Zaragoza from 18 to 22 March 2019.
Application deadlines:
14 January 2019 - if you need a visa or intend to apply for a grant to attend the course. The deadline will be extended for candidates not applying for a grant and not requiring a visa while places are available.

Registration fees for the course amount to 500 euro. This sum covers tuition fees only.
Candidates from CIHEAM member countries (Albania, Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey) may apply for scholarships covering registration fees, and for scholarships covering the cost of travel and full board accommodation in the Hall of Residence on the Aula Dei Campus.
Candidates from other countries who require financial support should apply directly to other national or international institutions.

It is compulsory for participants to have medical insurance valid for Spain. Proof of insurance cover must be given at the beginning of the course. Those who so wish may participate in a collective insurance policy taken out by the Organisation, upon payment of the stipulated sum.

Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza

  Av. MontaƱana 1005, 50059 Zaragoza, Spain

  www.iamz.ciheam.org

 iamz@iamz.ciheam.org

 +34 976716000

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