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Preparedness for the Next Wave: the Pandemic of Antimicrobial Resistance

COVID-19 is ravaging the world at this moment (including The Netherlands and Indonesia), with a huge personal, societal and economic impact. A new real pandemic with a new coronavirus, originating from the animal world. But a somewhat older pandemic by antimicrobial resistant (AMR) bacteria has and still is taking more lives than SARS, MERS, Avian Influenza and COVID-19 together and will continue to do so with a predicted 10 million deaths per year in 2050. And also here the interlink between humans, animals and the environment plays a crucial role.

As Bill Gates stated earlier in his TED talk: The World is not (yet) prepared for these pandemics. To get prepared, we must do more. Global collaboration between the scientific world, global institutions, governments, industry and society is essential. Transdisciplinary research is needed to better prepare for new pandemics and to solve the current AMR pandemic.

Indonesia and The Netherlands have long-standing and intensive collaborations in these fields. One good example is the AMRIN study as part of the KNAW-SPIN initiative. But new pandemics require new as well as intensification of existing collaborations, and the One Health approach needs more emphasis.

In this interactive workshop, we bring together scientists from different backgrounds, nationalities and institutions to discuss the challenges ahead and how to solve them. We will interactively discuss various scenarios concerning AMR to try to find new solutions that fit in our societies. 

Target audience: infectious diseases specialists, clinical microbiologists, veterinarians, biomedical and social scientists, hospital managers, government officials, water scientists.

Anis Karuniawati
Clinical Microbiologist, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia

Dr. Anis Karuniawati is clinical microbiologist at the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia in Jakarta. She is also the vice-dean of the Faculty of Medicine. Her research focuses on prevention of the emergence and spread of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria and infection control in Indonesia. She co-supervises several Dutch-Indonesian collaborative research projects, among Read more…

    David Speksnijder
    Veterinarian, Utrecht University

    Dr. David Speksnijder is a veterinarian at Utrecht University. In 2017, he gained his PhD degree on antimicrobial prescribing behaviour of large animal veterinarians. David has been involved in several international consultancy missions, commissioned by amongst others FAO and WHO. Currently, David is running several projects in the Netherlands and Indonesia related to antimicrobial use Read more…

      Heiman Wertheim
      Professor in Clinical Microbiology and Heads the Clinical Microbiology Department, Radboud University Medical Center

      Prof dr. Heiman Wertheim is a professor in clinical microbiology and heads the clinical microbiology department at Radboud University Medical Center and is chair of the Radboud Center of Infectious Diseases (RCI). Until 2015, Heiman was director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) in Hanoi, Vietnam. One of his main interests is antibiotic Read more…

        Imron Suandy
        Deputy Director of Animal Product Safety Control, Directorate of Veterinary Public Health (VPH)

        Dr. Imron Suandy is the deputy director of animal product safety control in Directorate of Veterinary Public Health (VPH). He is responsible for the national Indonesian monitoring-surveillance program of animal product safety, and he is the supervisor for all VPH laboratories across the country including BPMSPH (as reference laboratory for animal product safety). He is Read more…

          Jaap Wagenaar
          Veterinarian and the Chair of the Clinical Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University

          Prof dr. Jaap Wagenaar is a veterinarian and the chair of the Clinical Infectious Diseases at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University. His research group focusses on AMR in animals and the animal-human interface. He holds positions in international advisory groups and he acts frequently as expert for WHO, FAO, and OIE. He is Read more…

            Juliëtte Severin
            Clinical Microbiologist and Medical Coordinator of the Unit Infection Prevention, Erasmus MC

            Dr. Juliëtte Severin is a clinical microbiologist and medical coordinator of the Unit Infection Prevention of the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam. In 2009, she obtained her PhD degree with the thesis entitled “Antimicrobial Resistance in Indonesia: Prevalence, determinants and genetic basis”. The main focus of her current research work is AMR and infection prevention and Read more…

              Professor in Clinical Microbiology and Heads the Department of Clinical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Airlangga University

              Prof dr. Kuntaman is a professor in clinical microbiology and heads the Department of Clinical Microbiology at the Faculty of Medicine in the Airlangga University in Surabaya. He was one of the supervisors of the AMRIN project, and remained active in the field of AMR. He is the chair of the Indonesian Society for Clinical Read more…

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                • Start Date
                  Wednesday 25, 2020 5:00 PM
                • End Date
                  Wednesday 25, 2020 6:00 PM
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