Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance
 
Full Report and Interviews with Funded Networks from Workshop in Frankfurt am Main, 8-9 March, 2018. 

Maximising Existing and Future Research Efforts and Resource Alignment to Combat AMR

Reserchers gathered for a workshop in Frankfurt am Main to share some of their activities and findings from research that was supported by funding within the fourth JPIAMR call for networks. The call closed on june 6, 2016. Participating countries in the network call were JPIAMR members: France, Canada, Belgium Spain, the United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, Sweden, and the Netherlands. Together with researchers from many other countries collaborating with researchers in a network.

The aims of the workshop were to:

  • Share ideas on AMR policy recommendations and research strategies by bringing the PIs in the different projects together to present their work
  • Increase awareness of existing networks and identify possibilities for future research collaboration and funding schemes
  • Exchange experiences, approaches and lessons learnt. What has worked and what has not?
  • Future alignment and potential coordination of programmes

The report below gives a short description of the presented projects, the challenges and lessons learnt.

Major Conclusions

  • Network funding mechanism facilitated the formation of successful networks in all strategic JPIAMR areas.
  • JPIAMR Network funding allowed Networks to carry out a broad range of activities with different outcomes, including white papers/position papers, conferences/workshops, systematic reviews, Standard Operating Procedures, online courses, guidance documents and journal articles, amongst others.
  • Funded Networks would benefit from participating in an earlier joint meeting.

JPIAMR has the One Health approach as an integral part of the Strategic Research Agenda. This is one of the key strengths of JPIAMR and it is reflected in the areas the networks were active.

About the networks who participated in the workshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The assembled networks had emphasis on needs at a National and International level to address AMR, within these areas.

  • Guidelines on use (Human & Veterinary) – Affordable stewardship
  • Surveillance in primary care
  • New anti-infective/ New adjuvant therapies / Alternative approaches
  • Evaluation of risk for generation of resistance in human setting
  • Rapid diagnostic tests
  • Role of environmental factors
  • Infrastructures/Biobanks available relevant to infection and AMR

The full report

Report: Maximising existing and future research efforts and resource alignment to combat AMR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For questions about the fourth call for networks, please make contact with the JPIAMR secretariat.

 

Interviews with network coordinators

Research Network: Flies (Diptera: Muscidae) and the Spread of Antimicrobial Resistant Bacteria

Research Network: INFACT – AMR and Intensive Care Units

Research Network: Rapid Diagnostics

Research Network: AMR Stewardship in Hospitals – What Works?