THIS WEBSITE IS AN ONLINE ARCHIVE OF THE DANISH EU PRESIDENCY 2012 AND WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATED

Go to the political calendar 14March

Combating Antimicrobial Resistance - Time for Joint Action

14.03.2012  -  15.03.2012

This enables reader in safari browser

In order to prevent further spread of antimicrobial resistance we need to take action now,  and thereby ensure treatment for both humans and animals in the future.

In this context it is important with an integrated approach with focus on both human and veterinary medicine, as there is a clear link between consumption of antibiotics in animals and resistance development in humans.

The conference will aim to address the challenges of antimicrobial resistance by, among other things exchanging best practices and discussing possible solutions to the problem of antimicrobial resistance in humans and animals with focus on improving the data collection and surveillance, stopping the overuse of antibiotics, and reducing the use of the critically important antibiotics.

Participants at the conference will be both experts and civil servants from EU countries, candidate countries and EEA countries. Stakeholder organisations and institutions, such as the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the EU Commission will also participate.

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary will open the conference and the press is invited to the welcoming and opening speeches Wednesday morning 14 March, 2012.
There will be an opportunity for interviews with keynote speakers.

Press program

Contact

Lisette Bulig, Ministry of Health
Tel. +45 72 26 94 92, email: lbu@sum.dk

Charlotte Røgild Knudsen, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries
Tel. +45 50 83 95 85, email: chrk@fvm.dk

Press

Karin Møller-Olsen, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries
Tel: +45 25 38 95 93, email: kamo@fvm.dk

Venue

Bella Center
Center Boulevard 5
2300 Copenhagen, Denmark