3rd ASM Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance in Zoonotic Bacteria and Foodborne Pathogens



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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) remains a major public health concern despite significant progress in understanding the epidemiology of resistance, sources for selection, and the genetic mechanisms involved in both human and animal antimicrobial resistance. The 3rd ASM Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance in Zoonotic Bacteria and Foodborne Pathogens offers scientists from both backgrounds a unique, integrated platform to discuss these issues. Accordingly, the conference includes sessions on common AMR issues in animals, humans, food and the environment including:

AMR and methodologies (susceptibility testing, experimental approaches)
Molecular epidemiology of AMR in animals, humans, food and the environment and comparative prevalence data
Ecology of AMR in agriculture and food sector
Evolutionary biology and AMR (metagenomics, molecular typing)
Usage of antimicrobials and selection of AMR in humans and animals
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June 26
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


AMR and methodologies issues in animals, humans, food
and the environment


Sub-topic 1: AMR and surveillance
Integrated surveillance systems

Sampling and screening strategies
Susceptibility testing and harmonization


Sub-topic 2: Experimental approaches for AMR
selection and transmission


Experimental selection of resistance determinants and
resistant bacteria
Experimental transmission of AMR
Experimental pharmacology in animals


2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Epidemiology of AMR in animals, humans, food and
the environment


Clinical/epidemiological significance of AMR
International epidemiology of AMR
Comparative prevalence data in animals, humans,
food and the environment
AMR in humans and animals in developing countries
Emerging resistances in Salmonella, Campylobacter,
C. difficile and other pathogens
June 27
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Molecular epidemiology of AMR


Resistance mechanisms
Mobile genetic elements
Multidrug resistance


2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Ecology of AMR in agriculture and food sector


Antibiotic dosing and antimicrobial exposure in the
environment
Resistance in the food chain / food products
AMR and industrial processes
AMR and biofilms
AMR and bacterial stress







June 28
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


AMR and host specificity


Sub-topic 1: Evolutionary biology and AMR

Metagenomics and AMR: from the host to the environment
Molecular typing of AMR bacteria
Genome sequencing and AMR


Sub-topic 2: AMR in pathogens and commensals

AMR in E. coli: commensal or pathogen?
AMR in the dominant / sub-dominant flora
AMR and virulence


2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Usage of antimicrobials and selection of AMR in humans
and animals


Sales in veterinary/agriculture sectors - Sales and
prevalence of AMR in animals
Management of drug use in food animals and
pets / interventions strategies
Surveillance of veterinary antimicrobial consumption -
efficacy of measures
New antimicrobial agents approved for veterinary use


June 29
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Common issues in animals and humans


Common molecular issues (ESBLs, ...)
Transmission of AMR bacteria between animals and humans
(routes of transmission, common clones)
Use of critical antimicrobials in animals - Impact in human
medicine

26 Jun - 29 Jun 2012
Aix-en-Provence
France
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