Pre-conference: EU actions on Antimicrobial Resistance and healthcare associated infections

Wednesday 28 November, 12:30 - 17:00

Organised by:

European Commission -  Consumer, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (Chafea) and Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE)


The global rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the biggest health concerns today. This pre-conference session will give an overview of the actions being taken by the EU to address this issue and will present the results of some recent studies and activities supported by EU funding.  It will include activities from the Third EU Health programme (2014-2020), the EU Research programme and from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in areas such as: antibiotic stewardship; health care associated infections, causes of non-prudent use of antibiotics, economic impact of AMR, governance of AMR.

The programme can also be found here.


13:30- 13:35

Welcome/Introductory remarks
European Commission, DG SANTE and Chafea


EU  Action on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) - policy 

13:35 - 14:00


European one health action plan against antimicrobial resistance
European Commission, DG SANTE
Dr Charles Price


Results from some recent EU supported studies 

14:00 - 14:20

 2nd Point prevalence survey of healthcare- associated infection in European acute hospitals
Dr Dominique Monnet 

14:20 - 14:40

Health burden from  AMR
Dr Dominique Monnet 

14:40 - 15:00

A model  to assess the economic impact of AMR
Dr Michele Cecchini  

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 - 15:50

AMR and causes of non-prudent use of antibiotics: ARNA projects results
Professor François Schellevis 

15:50 - 16:10

A model of governance for  AMR
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Dr Michael Anderson

16:10 - 16:30

New discriminators of bacterial and viral infections: initial findings from PERFORM project
Imperial College, London
Dr Jethro Herberg 


EU Supported  Actions with Member States 

16:30 - 17:10

Initial results of EU Joint action on antimicrobial resistance and health-care associated infections (JAMRAI):

Brief overview on JAMRAI
Inserm, France
Professor  Marie-Cecile Ploy 

Implementation of One Health national strategies AND national Action Plans for AMR
Inserm, France
Professor  Marie-Cecile Ploy 

Appropriate use of antimicrobials in human and in animals
Andalusian Health Service, Spain
Dr German Penalva

17:10- 17:15

Planned Romanian Presidency Conference "Reducing gaps in the fight against antimicrobial resistance"
Romanian Ministry of Health 
Dr Mihail Calin 

17:15- 17:30

Closing remarks

Registration fee
The pre-conference is free of charge and includes networking lunch and refreshments.