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Antimicrobial Resistance: Preventing the Silent Pandemic in Food Systems


October 21, 2021
10:45am CDT - 11:45am CDT (Des Moines, USA)

The silent scourge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens global food systems and human, animal, and environmental health. This session highlights the menace of AMR and provides innovative solutions to tackle this worldwide issue. The featured case studies show how data-driven policies and engagement with farmers, researchers, and government ministries within the context of the One Health paradigm can combat this silent pandemic.

Presented By: British Embassy


Breno Beirao

Founder, Imunova; Prof, Veterinary Immunology & Microbiology, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil

DVM and Masters in Immunology from the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil. PhD in Animal Immunology from the University of Edinburgh. Breno is founder of Imunova, a CRO from Brazil, and Professor in Veterinary Immunology and Microbiology at the Federal University of Paraná. [ View ]

Dame Sally Davies

Professor; UK Government’s Special Envoy on AMR

Dame Sally Davies was appointed as the UK Government’s Special Envoy on AMR in 2019. She is also the 40th Master of Trinity College, Cambridge University. Dame Sally was the Chief Medical Officer for England and Senior Medical Advisor to the UK Government from 2011-2019. She is a leading figure in... [ View ]

Ha Thanh Dong

Faculty, School of Environment, Resources & Development, Asian Institute of Technology

Dr. Dong has been actively conducting basic and applied research in the area of aquatic animal health since 2007. He has studied a number of infectious and emerging infectious diseases in Asian aquaculture, focusing on pathogen identification, diagnostics, host-pathogen interaction, fish immunology and vaccines. He is currently interested in new... [ View ]

Chadag Vishnumurthy Mohan

Principal Scientist, WorldFish

Chadag Vishnumurthy Mohan is a Principal Scientist at WorldFish. WorldFish is part of One CGIAR, the world’s largest agricultural innovation network. Our vision is to end hunger and advance sustainable development by 2030 through science and innovation to transform food, land and water systems with aquatic foods for healthier people... [ View ]

Shahida Syed

Global AMR Innovation Fund

Shahida leads the Global AMR Innovation Fund (GAMRIF) which is a £50m UK government aid investment into underinvested early stage antimicrobial resistance (AMR) R&D for the benefit of people on developing countries. Funding research across the world to reduce the threat of AMR, GAMRIF takes a One Health approach supporting... [ View ]

Phan Thi Van

Director, Research Institute for Aquaculture No. 1, Ministry of Ag & Rural Development, Vietnam

Professor Phan Thi Van is the Director of Research Institute for Aquaculture No.1 (RIA1) under Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) in Vietnam. She earned her MSc degree on “Aquaculture” from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand and PhD degree on “Epidemiology and Food safety” from Copenhagen University, Denmark. Her... [ View ]

Ghada Zoubiane

Head of Partnerships and Stakeholder Engagement, ICARS

Dr Ghada Zoubiane is the Head of Partnership and Stakeholder Engagement at ICARS. In her role, she is shaping and delivering on ICARS’ mission, bridging the gap between evidence and practice, and working in close partnership with low- and middle-income countries. She is developing collaborations with a wide range of... [ View ]

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