Workshop: Ensuring new antibiotics for the future13 November, 2018
Workshop: Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections19 November, 2018
Residence Palace, Brussels, Belgium
For EAAD 2018 ECDC has hosted the event “One Health to Keep Antibiotics Working”. The event, moderated by Kate Kelland (Reuters), has opened with a keynote speech by the EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, and has featured contributions by representatives from different institutions and initiatives involved in the fight againsts AMR at EU and global level. During the event, ECDC has presented the latest estimates of the health burden of antibiotic resistance, and the new data on the prevalence of healthcare-associated infections and of antimicrobial consumption in acute care hospitals and long-term care facilities in the EU/EEA. The last intervention has been in charge of Professor Marie-Cécile Ploy, EU-JAMRAI Project Coordinator, who has presented the progress and results of the Joint Action after one year of implementation.