LabTechnology 2019: Tackling AMR as the biggest threat of Health and Food Safety

01/10/2019 - 02/10/2019
Utrecht (The Netherlands)

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) develops when bacteria, fungi or viruses are exposed to antibiotics, antifungals or antivirals. As a result, the antimicrobials become ineffective and infections may persist. In addition, medical interventions including surgery, chemotherapy and stem cell therapy may become impossible.

The global solutions to Antimicrobial resistance include:  

  • To prevent infectious diseases
  • To implement antibiotic stewardship
  • To develop improved microbial diagnostics
  • To develop novel antibiotics and antimicrobial products
  • To develop alternative antimicrobial strategies.

AMR is a global and above all collective challenge asking for an ‘inclusive’ solution: professionals and citizens must assume their responsibilities. AMR Insights is committed to eliminating antimicrobial resistance because it does not accept that millions of innocent people need to die as a result of resistant bacteria and other microorganisms.

Lecture by Maarten van Dongen of AMR Insights at Labtechnology 2019 in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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