The threat of antimicrobial resistance is growing transcending national boundaries. AMR risks are highest in Asian countries where food-borne diseases caused by AMR bacterial pathogens are increasingly emerging as a public health challenge. Given that the use of antimicrobials drives the emergence of resistant bacteria, the extensive use of antimicrobials like antibiotics in the livestock sector is scrutinized as an important contributor to the emergence and spread of AMR. In many Asian countries, large amounts of antimicrobials have been used in food animal production, mainly for the treatment of infection, disease prevention and growth promotion. This provides favourable conditions for the selection, spread and maintenance of AMR bacteria. Despite decades of scientific research, there are still a lot of unknowns about AMR and AMU in the food animal sector in Asia and the Pacific. Strengthening the scientific evidence foundation for AMR policy interventions and incorporating scientific evidence into the global AMR response is crucial.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and Chulalongkorn University are co-organizing AMRU–Asia-Pacific 2023, the first research conference on AMR and AMU, that will bring together stakeholders from industry, academia and governments from around the world in a virtual conference for research on AMR and AMU in food animal production in Asia and the Pacific.
The AMRU–Asia-Pacific 2023 aims to bring high-quality scientific discussions and information sharing on AMR and AMU in food animals in Asia and the Pacific. The key objectives of AMRU–Asia-Pacific 2023 are to:
The conference is focusing on research projects/studies on AMR and AMU for food animal production (livestock and aquaculture) in Asia and the Pacific.
Three sessions are dedicated to discussing the following aspects of food animal production in Asia and the Pacific:
The virtual conference will include:
AMRU–Asia-Pacific 2023 is a virtual conference and is open to the public regardless of geographical location. Participation at the event is free of charge, but registration is compulsory.
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