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Tuesday, May 24 • 16:00 - 17:00
Antimicrobial resistance – Can we reverse the trend?

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is receiving global interest as an imminent threat, in which common infections could harm or kill again. AMR is also an emerging issue for Australia’s food and agriculture export industries as a potential, new technical barrier to trade. Fighting AMR is one of the strategic pillars for the Australian Veterinary Association and a joint focus of the Australian Government Departments of Agriculture and Water Resources, and Health. So significant is this issue that there have been calls to make AMR a national health or security priority in Australia, as has been done in other countries. The presentation aims to create awareness amongst Australian veterinarians and give a sense of the pace and energy of current international and national drivers, trends and mitigating actions towards AMR in animal and public health sectors. The presentation will also provide an opportunity for individual veterinarians to reflect whether their use of antibiotics could be modified, reviewed or updated in order to reduce the prospect for AMR in Australian animals and the broader community


Dr Leigh Nind

As a Principal Veterinary Officer within Epidemiology and One Health section of the Animal Health Policy Branch (Biosecurity Animal Division) of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR), Leigh conducts activities to enhance the national approach... Read More →

Tuesday May 24, 2016 16:00 - 17:00 ACST
Room L3 Adelaide Convention Centre