Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance

Transmission Dynamics Workshop

Workshop Report Available!

On 12 October 2015, JPIAMR,  the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and the UK Science and Innovation Network organised a workshop on Transmission Dynamics in Berlin. The workshop covered the area of understanding AMR transmission at the genetic, bacterial, animal, human, societal and environmental levels. The workshop aimed to discuss this topic in the light of the upcoming JPIAMR Era Net co-fund call due to launch in January 2016.

According to the One Health concept, multiple disciplines need to work together to identify and characterize the determinants that contribute to the spread of resistance in and between different reservoirs; including animals, the environment and people. This workshop brought  researchers, policy maker and industry together to investigate the mechanisms that are confer the spread of resistance to allow preventive measures to be designed that will prevent this from occurring.

Presentations were given on topics ranging from AMR transmissions within hospital settings, large scale transmission dynamics, AMR dissemination in the environment to transfer of resistance markers between animals and humans.

“The challenge of AMR is too large for any one nation to tackle alone. We need fantastic initiatives like the JPIAMR,” said Dame Sally Davies, UK’s chief medical officer  during her talk at the workshop.

“The world is prepared to work together. We need to work together across disciplines,” said the workshop chair, Prof. Bruno Gonzalez-Zorn form the Complutense University in Spain.

Watch our videos with Dame Sally Davies from the workshop

Read the workshop blog ‘Antimicrobial resistance: the Complexity of Transmission

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The Transmission Dynamics WS particpants and the British Embassy in Berlin