Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) event in Asia

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Event : Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) event in Asia
Start Date : 2016-11-15
End Date : 2016-11-18
Organized at : , Bangkok, Thailand-
Description :

The EU has been active on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) for more than 15 years with strives to bring about behaviour change and tackle this pressing issue within a "One Health" approach. Addressing the rising threat of AMR requires a holistic and multisectoral approach because antimicrobials used to treat various infectious diseases in animals may be the same or be similar to those used in humans. Resistant bacteria arising either in humans, animals or the environment may spread from one to the other, and from one country to another. AMR does not recognize geographic or human/animal borders.

Over the years, European Antibiotic Awareness Day - marked annually on 18 November - has developed into a platform of global reach, partnering up with many countries outside the EU as well as relevant stakeholders, in line with the Commission's "One-Health" approach to the ability of microorganisms to resist antimicrobial treatments, especially antibiotics. AMR not only has a direct impact on human and animal health - due to the failure in the treatment of infectious diseases - but also carries a heavy economic cost.

To mark this day in Thailand, DG SANTE and the Delegation of the European Union to Thailand will organise an International Training Workshop on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), with participants from a dozen Asian countries (ASEAN + China, India, Japan, Korea, etc.) with high-level speakers from Thailand, EU, EMA, ECDC, WHO, FAO during 15-18 November 2016.


The workshop targets participants from ASEAN countries, China, India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, other non-supported participants from Japan and Korea are invited. It is addressing in priority staff of competent authorities, or official laboratories but also other relevant stakeholders. 45 participants will be supported by the programme.

The trainees will be requested to arrive on Monday and to depart on the following Friday evening.

The workshop will be organised over four days, starting on Tuesday morning and ending on Friday evening. Plenary lectures will be carried-out during the first two days, followed by parallel sessions addressing various angles of AMR.

The workshop will consist of a balanced mix of theoretical and practical trainings with emphasis on case-studies and result of research on the subject.

The daily work schedule will be 09h00 to 17h00, with 6 hours of effective training time, split in two sessions of 3 hours in the morning and in the afternoon. A break of 30 minutes will be organized in the morning and in the afternoon each day. A lunch break will be offered for one hour. A dinner will be organized each day.

Training center & Accommodation:

The workshop will be organized and the trainees accommodated at the Swissôtel Nai Lert Park Hotel, located on the center of the Bangkok s business district, close to Chidlom and Ploenchit BTS stations and near to Siam Commercial centers.

Accommodation is arranged in Superior Rooms for workshop participants from 14 to 18 November 2016. All guestrooms offer Breakfast and internet access in room


More specifically, the workshop aims to raise awareness in the region about AMR threat and examine strategies for addressing this through a one-health dimension. The strategies to be presented and discussed will address EU approach and international best practices for appropriate use of antibiotics, prevention of microbial resistance, monitoring, surveillance of AMR and awareness raising of population and professionals on AMR threats.


The proceedings are designed to encourage discussion between representatives of different sectors, regions (EU, SAARC countries, ASEAN Countries, China) and disciplines, in line with the principles behind the global one health initiative.

Deadline for registration:31 October 2016
Selection procedure:

A National Contact Point designated by the central administration in each of the invited country will assist the participants’ selection. The participants should:

  • be officers of the national authorities and/or institutions involved in assessment management and communication relating to antimicrobial resistance;
  • be preferably in a position giving them the function to train other officers in the national authorities and private sector operators, so as to ensure further dissemination of the knowledge acquired during the workshop;
  • be able to work in English and participate with ease in work sessions  discussions
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