About AMRU-Asia Pacific 2023

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.

Aims and objectives:

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:

  • Highlight promising scientific research results and novel technologies in the area of AMR and AMU.
  • Assess approaches to translate basic and advances in science to optimal policy development.
  • Implementation of action strategies and measure challenges to successful mitigation strategies for AMR in food animals in Asia and the Pacific.

Research scope:

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:

  • Session 1: AMR emergence and spread in food animals in the Asia-Pacific Region: surveillance, molecular epidemiology and transmission dynamics.
  • Session 2: AMU monitoring and alternatives to antimicrobials for AMU reduction in food animals in the Asia-Pacific Region.
  • Session 3: Bridging innovations and AMR mitigation in food animals.

Conference activities:

The virtual conference will include:

  1. Keynote presentations.
  2. Virtual presentation by invited speakers.
  3. Electronic poster presentation by invited researchers.
  4. Research sharing forum (open to researchers with ongoing work on AMR and AMU in food animals in Asia and the Pacific).

Registration and fee:

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.

You will be asked if you want to submit an e-poster for the research sharing (RS) forum during the registration process. If you opted not to submit an RS forum e-poster but later decided to submit one, then you can still do so by clicking on your account link (top-right) and the dashboard.

Organizing committees

Prof. Rungtip Chuanchuen
Taradon Luangtongkum
Pattrarat Chanchaithong
Saharuetai Jeamsripong
Mary Joy Gordoncillo
Domingo (Jim) Caro III
Rodolphe Mader
Jutanat Srisamran