European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) is a European health initiative coordinated by ECDC. It provides a platform and support for national campaigns on the prudent use of antibiotics in the EU/EEA and take place each year across Europe on 18 November. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, EAAD will this year be marked with a digital event and campaign.

European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) 2021 (

Digital event

On 18 November, 10:00 – 11:30 CET, ECDC will host a digital EAAD event with the theme; “in times of COVID-19, don’t forget about antimicrobial resistance. Stay united to preserve antimicrobials”It will feature high-level keynote addresses as well as a scientific panel addressing the theme. The event is free of cost, open to everyone and organised within the frame of ECDC’s ESCAIDE conference. Registration is now open on the ESCAIDE website.

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