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Antibiotic Stewardship for Animal Health and Food

2019-01-14T11:45:52+00:00By |News|

The effective and appropriate use of antibiotics (antibiotic stewardship) is key to tackling the global epidemic of antimicrobial resistance and ensure a sustainable supply of antibiotics are available for when needed. Activity is already taking place across a wide range of human and animal sectors in the UK – but what can we do across the sectors to help achieve the step change needed?

Details of the meeting are at the link below:

https://www.amrworkshops.com/home/

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Assist in building and facilitating supply chain collaboration in antibiotic stewardship
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THE PROGRAMME IS BELOW:

09:30 – Welcome and overview

Conference Chair: Professor Peter Borriello, Chief Executive Officer, Veterinary Medicines Directorate

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SESSION ONE: KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

09:35 – As a global leader in quality food production and animal health and welfare – where do antibiotics fit in for the UK?

As a global leader in quality food production and animal health and welfare – where do antibiotics fit in for the UK, and what are their future?

Speaker: Dr. Christine Middlemiss, UK Chief Veterinary Officer

09:50 – Lessons from Human Health

What is the human health fight against AMR, and what is the focus to achieve change?

Speaker: Dr Berit Muller-Pebody, Epidemiologist, AMR Section Head,Public Health England

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SESSION TWO: SUSTAINING AND IMPROVING ANIMAL HEALTH THROUGH APPROPRIATE ANTIBIOTIC USE

10:05 – The future of animal health and antibiotic use

Speaker: Dawn Howard, Chief Executive, National Office for Animal Health (NOAH)

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SESSION THREE: ANTIBIOTIC STEWARDSHIP & THE FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN

10:20 – Using fewer antibiotics in livestock agriculture: utilising farm benchmarking to drive behaviour

Speaker: Steve McLean, Head of Agriculture and Fisheries, Marks and Spencer

10:40 – Antibiotic Stewardship guidance for Food Suppliers

Speaker: Professor Guy Poppy, Chief Scientific Adviser, Food Standards Agency

11:00 – Working with supply chains to support responsible antibiotic use

Speaker: Gael O’Neill, Head of Product Risk and Quality Standards, Tesco Stores Ltd

SESSION FOUR: WHAT AMR STEWARDSHIP LOOKS LIKE

11:35-What value is there in measuring antibiotic consumption?

Speaker: Philip Howard, President, BSAC & Professor Mark Fielder, Professor of Medical Microbiology, Kingston University

11:55 – How can you communicate stewardship effectively?

Speakers: Tim Nuttall, The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies & Chris Lawrence, The Bella Moss Foundation “Beat the Bugs Campaign

12:15 – Building a business case for Stewardship

Speaker: Nicky Amos, Executive Director BBFAW & Dr Ines Aguda

12:40 – Leadership on AMR Stewardship

Speaker: Richard Griffiths, Chief Executive Officer, British Poultry Council

13:00 – Behavioural insights to drive AMR Stewardship

Speaker: Toby Park, Senior Advisor, Behavioural Insights Team, Cabinet Office

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SESSION FIVE: AMR STEWARDSHIP IN ACTION

AFTERNOON CHAIR: GWYN JONES, CHAIR, RESPONSIBLE USE OF MEDICINES I AGRICULTURE (RUMA) ALLIANCE

14:00 – CASE STUDY- Benchmarking antibiotic usage data in the dairy sectors

Speaker: Neil Powell, Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust & Cornwall Veterinary Association

14:20 – CASE STUDY- Education on prescribing practices

Speaker: Gwen Rees, Langford trust Phd Scholar, Bristol Veterinary School

14:40 – CASE STUDY – Driving commercial food productivity through a focus on livestock health

Speaker: Dr Ian Wellock, General Manager of AB Agri’s Primary Diets

SESSION SIX: RAISING THE BAR ON RESPONSIBLE USE

15:00 – Accelerated learning forum with facilitators

This interactive delegate session is dedicated to discussing the current challenges and opportunities of implementing stewardship practices in each sector and level of the food supply chain. Delegates will be asked, table by table to answer each of the three questions below and group feedback will set out possible ways in which to accelerate progress.

Questions and topics to be discussed:

Data- How we can use it effectively to support stewardship?

Infrastructure- How can we ensure the environment can support animal health and wellbeing?

Diagnostics- What role can they play in animal health and food supply chain?