ANSES Scientific Encounters - Antimicrobial resistance in animal health and in the environment

For World Antibiotic Information Day and European Antibiotic Resistance Day, ANSES is holding a Scientific Encounter on resistance to antimicrobials.

During this event, which will be held remotely due to the current health crisis, ANSES will review the most recent findings on antimicrobial resistance in animals (Résapath report) and antimicrobial use in veterinary medicine. The Agency, in its capacity as the National Reference Laboratory for antimicrobial resistance, will also present the results of the European surveillance plan.

At morning’s end, the conclusions of ANSES's scientific expert opinion on antimicrobial resistance in the environment will be presented. They will include the latest findings on environmental contamination by antibiotics and resistant pathogenic bacteria, and an understanding of the mechanisms favouring antimicrobial resistance in the latter.

This Scientific Encounter is an integral part of the implementation of the interministerial roadmap adopted on 18 November 2016, which aims to reinforce and to coordinate efforts to more effectively fight antimicrobial resistance in both the human and non-human sectors. With this event, ANSES hopes to help inform and motivate all the relevant stakeholders – whether scientists, policy makers or professionals in the field – regarding this key issue, and to explore new ways to improve antibiotics use in veterinary medicine while limiting their impact.

This webinar was held in French only.

Wednesday 18 November 2020 from 10am to 12pm