Antimicrobial Resistance in the Food Chain – From Science to Policy – 26-28 November 2018, Utrecht, Netherlands

The European EFFORT project is now preparing its international conference titled ‘Antimicrobial Resistance in the Food Chain – From Science to Policy’. From 26 to 28 November 2018, several topics will be covered, amongst them: use of metagenomics for AMR surveillance, optimal use of antimicrobials, exposure of humans to AMR micro-organisms through food, and exploring effective AMU interventions and their economic aspects.

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Food Chain

The Antimicrobial Resistance Channel – uniting the four pillars of AMR research

Siloed research will not be effective in addressing the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) crisis. The PLOS AMR Channel will highlight four pillars of AMR research, but the Channel Editors are united in the belief that a coordinated and complementary research agenda is required to effectively ensure these pillars are integrated in a singular public health response. The Channel provides a space where these pillars are brought together in one platform, and challenges researchers to think beyond individual research domains.

The Antimicrobial Resistance Channel

EU Joint Programming Initiative on AMR – 7th Call announced on Surveillance

The EU JPIAMR 7th call was announced today.


The overarching goal of JPIAMR research on Surveillance is to standardise, improve and extend surveillance systems on antibiotic use and on AMR in humans, animals, food, and the larger environment. Surveillance is a pre-requisite for assessing the success of AMR stewardship measures, infection prevention and control, and the effectiveness of new therapeutic and diagnostic options.

Click link: JPIAMR 7th Call

AMR Ireland Public Information Day

Only 3 days to go until the first AMR Ireland Public Information Day which is taking place in The Square Tallaght on Saturday 21st April from 10-5pm. Follow us on Twitter @AMR_Ireland throughout the day.