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Anti-microbial resistance in livestock in low income countries


From 9 June 2016 at 11:00 to 9 June 2016 at 15:00


"Särimmer", the VHC building, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Ultuna campus, Ulls väg 26





Welcome and Introduction, Ulf Magnusson, Professor, SLU Global, Uppsala

Livestock’s contribution to antimicrobial resistance in low- and middle-income countries, Timothy Robinson, Principal Scientist, Livestock Systems and Environment; International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi

Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations: the Road to intensifying work against antimicrobial resistance, Cecilia Nordin van Gansberghe, Senior Advisor, Government Offices, Stockholm

Antimicrobial resistance and the food safety perspective: studies from Southeast Asia, Thomas Alter, Prof. Dr., Institute of Food Safety and Hygiene / FAO Reference Center Veterinary Public Health, Freie Universitaet Berlin

Towards sustainable use of antibiotics, Christina Greko, Associate professor, National Veterinary Institute, Uppsala

Coffee and Tea Break

Two case reports: 

ESBLs in humans and livestock in rural Cambodia – we share the same resistance genes, Josef Järhult, Consultant, Infectious Diseases, Section for Infectious Diseases, Dep. Medical Sciences and Zoonosis Science Center, Uppsala University

Antimicrobial resistance of E. coli isolated on small and medium-sized pig farms in Northeastern Thailand, Gunilla Ström, PhD-Student, Department of Clinical Sciences, SLU, Uppsala

Panel discussion, all speakers.


For Participants

About the speakers:

Ulf Magnusson is theme leader for Urban and Peri-Urban farming at SLU Global and program director for “Agriculture for Food Security 2030” (AgriFoSe 2030). He is running research and capacity development project in SE and Central Asia and East Africa related to animal reproduction and/or zoonotic diseases.

Timothy Robinson is a biologist whose research interests include the application of spatial analytical techniques to understanding and predicting current and future livestock species and production systems distributions – particularly in the context of social, environmental and epidemiological risks and opportunities associated with a changing livestock sector.

Cecilia Nordin van Gansberghe, has a background in economics and financing and has had postings in Laos and Sierra Leone, in Washington DC with the World Bank followed by 4 years in Slovenia at the Swedish embassy. Her latest post abroad was in Rome where she spent 6 years as the Ambassador to the FAO, coming back last autumn.

Thomas Alter, has over the years held different positions in the area of food hygiene at Leipzig University, University of Zurich, and the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Berlin. Since 2009 he is managing Director of Institute of Food Safety and Hygiene, Freie Universitaet Berlin

Christina Greko, has worked for more than 20 years exclusively on a broad range of issues relating to antibiotics and animals. She works both nationally and internationally on strategies against antibiotic resistance, monitoring, risk assessment and policy advice.

Josef Järhult, is and MD, PhD working 50/50 as a clinical infectious diseases physician and a researcher. His research focuses on antimicrobial resistance from an environmental perspective using a One Health approach. His studies include dynamics of development and transmission of resistance in influenza A viruses and Enterobacteriaceae in the interface of humans, animals, and the environment.

Gunilla Ström is an animal scientist, doing a PhD about urban livestock production in Cambodia.

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