Set up Basic course AMR
The Base AMR course deals with the three major elements of AMR:
- Bacteria and other microorganisms (module 1)
- Antibiotics and other antimicrobials (module 2)
- Antibiotic resistance and other resistances (module 3)
The three modules are given on three consecutive Thursday afternoons. Several speakers contribute to the program. Some relevant videos will be presented during the program. There is plenty of room for questions, discussion and the input of own experiences with AMR.
The Basic course AMR is intended for professionals who are dealing with AMR in the broadest sense possible: employees of ministries, health institutions, companies in food, agri, dairy, pharma/biopharma, environment etc. The Base course gives a thorough picture and helicopter view of AMR in three inspiring afternoons. There is no need for special prior education: the knowledge and information are presented in such a way that employees with at least a vocational education can understand the substance well.
The costs for the basic course AMR are € 345 (ex VAT). Costs include:
- Participation in the 3 modules
- Coffee / tea and the like
- Course material
To be determined
The data will be published by the end of 2018.
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The first module focuses entirely on bacteria and other micro-organisms. We make visible where bacteria and other micro-organisms occur, how they grow and spread. If possible, we will use microscopes to look at microorganisms ourselves.
We will outline:
- Bacteria and viruses, fungi and parasites
- Classification, nomenclature, commonly used abbreviations
- Prevention and dissemination
- Useful, threatening or both?
- Consequences of globalisation
- Growth and control
- Risks of infection
- Human-animal relationship: One Health
- Human-bacterial relationship: Microbiomics
- Recent developments and new insights
In this module we enter the world of antibiotics and anti-microbial agents: what are these compounds, how have they been discovered, how do they work and against what. And what happens to them after they have been used and when they end up in the environment. We will clarify amongst others:
- How antibiotics and other antimicrobials have been discovered
- Classification and (trade) names
- Applicability and use
- Application in human health
- Application in animal health & animal husbandry
- Application in agriculture and horticulture
- Game rules for use and supervision within the Netherlands
- Game rules for use and supervision in Europe
- Antibiotics (and their residues) in the environment: rapid analysis
- Development of new antibiotics: filling the pipeline
- Alternatives for antibiotics: phageotherapy and endolysines
- Current developments
In this module we discuss what resistance actually is, why we continue to deal with resistance and what we can do to prevent resistance. We show how resistance develops and discuss the consequences of resistance in the health, food and environment sectors. Thereby we will focus on:
- What antibiotic resistance actually holds
- Abbreviations such as MRSA, ESBL, VRE
- How resistance can spread
- Causes of resistance
- Challenges of resistance within and outside the Netherlands
- Multi-resistance and Super Bugs
- Risks of resistance
- Consequences of globalisation
- Programmes in the Netherlands that limit resistance
- Programmes outside the Netherlands that limit resistance
- How to link to these programmes
- Recent developments and outbreaks
- AMR Information Platform
All speakers are experienced professionals. They include representatives from Biotech companies, healthcare organisations, research institutes and others.
Key note speaker and course leader is Dr Maarten van Dongen. Maarten studied Molecular and Medical Microbiology at the University of Groningen and obtained a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Amsterdam.
He worked for more than ten years in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry in the Netherlands, Finland and Belgium. More recently, he carried out several large projects in the field of antibiotic resistance for the Dutch Food Safety Authority and for the Ministries of Agriculture, Economic Affairs and Healthcare, Welfare and Sports.
Maarten is the initiator of the AMR Information Platform initiative, which is being developed under the name ‘AMR Insights’ in collaboration with various Dutch companies and institutions.