Most insightful knowledge platform for professionals who wish to eradicate Antimicrobial resistance
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.
Mission of AMR Insights
Our mission is to inform, educate and connect professionals to make the world free from AMR.
What you can expect in 2019:
- Informing: Our professional E-newsletter
- Educating: Masterclass & courses on AMR
- Connecting: International matchmaking symposia (2)
Maarten van Dongen
Dr Maarten van Dongen studied Molecular and Medical Microbiology at the University of Groningen and obtained his PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Amsterdam. He has lead several large projects in the domain of AMR for various Dutch authorities. At the request of the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports VWS, he designed a national cooperation structure for the research and development of new antibiotics.
The world’s premier Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases event.
ESCMID ICOHAR is a truly One Health conference focusing on transfer of AMR at the interface between humans, animals and the environment.
The Masterclass AMR is meant for professionals in the sectors Health, Food and Environment who would like to fully understand content, meaning and impact of AMR.
- WHO: Turning plans into action for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) 25 March, 2019 - Since the Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) was adopted in 2015, more than half the world’s countries have developed their own national action plan (NAP) to tackle AMR, establishing AMR coordination committees or equivalent to deliver them. But implementing NAPs at scale is proving a difficult task, especially in the resource-constrained settings of low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
- Antimicrobial resistance in pig production 24 March, 2019 - The aim of this article is to highlight the significance of the extraordinary mobility and potency of horizontally transmissible genetic elements of antimicrobial resistance (also called antimicrobial resistant genes, or ARGs), and the necessity for coordinated and rapid global responses to new and emerging threats.
- Antibiotics Issue May Impact Meatless Movement 24 March, 2019 - While researchers work to better understand the cause of people becoming resistant to antibiotics, there are ongoing consumer concerns about the use of antibiotics given to animals in the food system. And, according to new research from The Center for Food Integrity (CFI), online engagement about antibiotic resistance is growing rapidly and could be one of a growing number of factors that drives consumers to reduce or eliminate meat from their diets.