Antimicrobial agents and resistance

Track 3: Antimicrobial agents and resistance

Friday 22 June 2018
Saturday 23 June 2018
Use of antibiotics in human and animals, in food and agriculture and the link to AMR and environmental impact

Saturday 23 June 2018, 10:45-12:30
Antimicrobial agents and resistance

Jorgen Schlundt, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Jaap Wagenaar, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Session programme:

  1. Reduced and responsible use of antibiotics in food-producing animal in The Netherlands
    Christianne J.M. Bruschke, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, The Netherlands
  2. Antimicrobial resistance in wildlife species: the potential for sentinel surveillance in a ONE HEALTH perspective
    Carlos G. Das Neves, Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Norway
  3. Comparative human exposure to antimicrobial-resistant Campylobacter species, Escherichia coli, Salmonella enterica from food animals using integrated assessment modelling: A farm to fork approach
    Colleen Patricia Murphy, Public Health Agency of Canada
  4. Assessing Impacts of Antibiotic Therapy in Neonatal Dairy Calves on Gut and Animal Health
    Olivia Char Lottes, Washington State University, USA
  5. Prevalence and Antimicrobial Resistance profile of Salmonella spp. in retail meats of Super Shop: a food safety risk
    Mohammed Abdus Samad, Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, Bangladesh

Changing the Future of Epidemic Response & Pandemic Prevention

Jonna AK Mazet, UC Davis, USA


  1. Shifting the response paradigm from reactive to proactive
    Jonna AK Mazet, UC Davis, USA
  2. Rapid response & control lessons from Ebola in DRC
    Charles Kumakamba, Democratic Republic of Congo
  3. Nipah in Bangladesh: when epidemics become endemic
    Ariful Islam, icddr,b - Bangladesh
  4. Accurately forecasting viral spread
    Nistara Randhawa, One Health Institute UC Davis, USA
  5. Strategy to understand new high consequence viral species
    Tracey Goldstein, One Health Institute UC Davis, USA
  6. The Global Virome Project: assessing & mitigating risk from emerging zoonotic threats
    Jonna AK Mazet, UC Davis, USA
Genomic epidemiology / evolution of AMR transmission

Saturday 23 June 2018, 14:00-15:45
Antimicrobial agents and resistance

Robert Skov, MVZ Synlab, Leverkusen, Germany
Jesper Larsen, Statens Serum Institut, Denmark

Session programme:

  1. The human resistome within the Dutch pork production chain, a metagenome-wide study among farmers and slaughterhouse workers
    Liese Van Gompel, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  2. Genomic and evolutionary analysis of Clostridium difficile sequence type 11: a genetically diverse lineage of significant One Health importance
    Daniel R Knight, University of Western Australia, Australia
  3. Whole genome sequencing reveals limited contribution of non-intensive chicken farming to extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producing Escherichia coli colonization in humans in southern Vietnam
    Trung Nguyen Vinh, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Vietnam
  4. Associations between antimicrobial use and the fecal resistome on broiler farms in nine European countries
    Roosmarijn Luiken, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  5. Epidemic clones of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in slaughter pigs, Cuba
    Michel Baez Arias, National Centre of Animal and Plant Health (CENSA), Cuba

Real life applications of whole genome sequencing

Saturday 23 June 2018, 16:15-18:00
Antimicrobial agents and resistance

Roberto Melano, Public Health Ontario, Canada

Session programme:

  1. Comparative Genomics of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus spp. isolated from Wastewater Treatment Plants
    Haley Ann Sanderson, Queen's University, Canada
  2. Integrating whole genome sequencing data into quantitative microbial risk assessment modeling: a case study for Salmonella Heidelberg resistant to third-generation cephalosporins in Canadian broiler chicken production
    Lucie Collineau, Public Health Agency of Canada
  3. Whole Genome Sequence Profiling of Antibiotic Resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from Livestock and Farm Attendants in Ghana
    Beverly Egyir, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Ghana
  4. Phenotypic and genomic analysis of antimicrobial resistant E. coli isolated from ready-to-eat food in Singapore
    Siyao Guo, Nanyang Technological University Food Technology Centre, Singapore
  5. Antibiotic use and biosecurity in pig farming are determinants for antimicrobial resistance, a metagenome-wide association study in nine European countries
    Liese van Gompel, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Sunday 24 June 2018
Prevalence and surveillance of resistance

Sunday 24 June 2018, 10:45-12:30
Antimicrobial agents and resistance

Gerard Wright, M.G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research, Canada
Georgina Cox,

University of Guelph, Canada

Session programme:

  1. Temporal Changes in Antibiotic Resistance in Common Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), a Sentinel Species
    Adam M Schaefer, Florida Atlantic University, USA
  2. Antimicrobial Resistance in Salmonella enterica Isolates from Wildlife in Virginia
    Karen Gruszynski, Lincoln Memorial University, USA
  3. Antibiotic resistance and epidemiology of Campylobacter recovered from humans, animals and environmental sources in Ghana
    Akosua Bonsu Karikari, University for Development Studies, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghana
  4. A longitudinal evaluation of Salmonella Typhimurium AMR prevalence and transmission using whole genome sequencing and phenotyping in a poultry population with no antimicrobial selection pressure
    Helen Kathleen Crabb, the University of Melbourne, Australia
  5. Antimicrobial resistance in Escherichia coli from dairy farms of Quebec, Canada, and identification of Extended-Spectrum-β-lactamase/AmpC resistance
    Jonathan Massé, the University of Montreal, Canada

Neglected Zoonotic Diseases in Resource-Poor, Marginalised and Under-Served Communities: Challenges in Infectious Disease Control

Martyn Jeggo, Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases, Australia

Bernadette Ramirez, World Health Organization


  1. Where we left off: main conclusions of the 2014 International meeting on the control of Neglected Zoonotic Diseases
    Mike Ryan, World Health Organization
  2. Combatting Neglected Zoonotic Diseases at the human/animal interface: an overview
    Ab Osterhaus, RIZ Hannover, Germany
  3. Challenges and opportunities to preventing and responding to outbreaks of helminth/bacterial/viral infections in livestock
    Vivek Kapur, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  4. Need to acquire community support to implementing effective control programmes
    Helen Scott-Orr, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Australia
Novel strategies for AMR interventions / preparedness

Sunday 24 June 2018, 14:00-15:45
Antimicrobial agents and resistance

Laura H. Kahn, Princeton University, USA
Reema Persad-Clem,

UC Berkeley, USA

Session programme:

  1. Operationalising One Health Approaches to Surveillance for Antimicrobial Resistance
    Toby Leslie, The Fleming Fund, UK
  2. #AMR: Exploring the role of social media in addressing antimicrobial resistance
    Megan Lesley Moore, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  3. Development of 2-Aminoimidazole Compounds that Enhance Antibiotic Activities to Reduce Antibiotic Usage
    Malcolm Thomas, Agile Sciences, Inc, USA
  4. A novel participatory strategy to reduce antimicrobial use in agricultural systems
    Debra Anne McCorkindale, VetSouth Limited Winton, New Zealand
  5. Can inhibition of transmission of KPC and CTX-M producing plasmids reduce the spread of AMR?
    Michelle M.C. Buckner, University of Birmingham, UK

Alternative approaches to tackling resistant infections

Sunday 24 June 2018, 16:15-18:00
Antimicrobial agents and resistance

Britta Lassmann, International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID)
Mohamed Sirdar,

University of Pretoria, South Africa

Session programme:


  1. Antibiotics usage by pastoralists in livestock in North-central Nigeria: The socio-cultural drivers for antibiotic resistance emergence and public health implications
    Nma Bida Alhaji, Niger State Government, Nigeria
  2. Extent of dispensing prescription-only medications without a prescription in community drug retail outlets in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a simulated-patient study
    Begashaw Melaku Gebresillassie, University of Gondar, Ethiopia
  3. Towards a Global Database of Emerging Antibiotic Resistance
    Allison White, EcoHealth Alliance, USA
  4. Current Patterns of Antibiotic Resistance in High Density Livestock-Human Populations in Western Kenya
    Steven Alan Kemp, University of Liverpool, UK
  5. Antimicrobial use behaviours, the economics of animal disease and perceptions of antimicrobial policy in pig production in Vietnam
    Lucy Alice Coyne, University of Liverpool, UK

Monday 25 June 2018
Rapid diagnostics

Monday 25 June 2018, 10:30-12:15
Antimicrobial agents and resistance

Richard Reid-Smith, Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance (CIPARS)
Moon Tay Yue Feng,

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Session programme:

  1. Analysis of single nucleotide polymorphism in KatG gene in isoniazid resistant Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
    Muhammad Arif, University of Malakand, Pakistan
  2. Exploiting the potential of flow cytometry in rapid antimicrobial susceptibility testing
    Timothy John Jay Inglis, University of Western Australia, Australia
  3. Novel and Rapid Multiplex Allele-Specific PCR (MAS-PCR) Test for Rapid Detection of MDR and XDR-TB from the Sputum of Lung TB Patients in Makassar, Indonesia
    Muhammad Nasrum Massi, Hasanuddin University, Indonesia
  4. Presence of oqxA and oqxB genes in a multidrug resistant Salmonella Typhimurium isolate recovered from swine in Brazil
    Daniel F. Monte, University of São Paulo, Brazil
  5. Inter-laboratory validation for antimicrobial susceptibility testing of highly pathogenic bacteria performed by an European laboratory network
    Tara Wahab, Public Health Agency of Sweden


John Mackenzie, Curtin University, Australia

Emma Clare Hobbs, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Session programme:

  1. Coronavirus bio-surveillance of the insectivorous bats at the Matlapitsi cave in the Limpopo province, South Africa
    Marike Geldenhuys-Venter, University of Pretoria, South Africa 
  2. Zika Virus Surveillance at the Animal-Human Interface in Brazil, Colombia, and Peru, 2017-2018
    Stephanie Salyer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US
  3. Avian-origin PB1 gene confers selective advantages to 2009 pandemic H1N1 virus RNA transcription and replication
    Fangzheng Wang, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  4. Learning form an evolutionary host: IRF3 signaling is critical to prevent Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus propagation in big brown bat cells
    Arinjay Banerjee, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  5. Anti-viral activity of HDAC6 against influenza A virus mediated via suppression of viral RNA polymerase subunit PA
    Yong-Sam Jung, Nanjing Agricultural University, China 
  6. Rapid and sensitive molecular detection of viruses, bacteria, and parasites without sophisticated laboratory equipment
    Joanne Macdonald, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia 


Led by Peter Daszak, Editor-in-Chief of the journal EcoHealth, and President of EcoHealth Alliance.

The writeshop covers how to strategically write and publish high-quality scientific research in a peer-reviewed journal. The inside-editorial perspective of the manuscript submission, review, and publication process will be shared with attendees. Topics covered include Impact Factors, Open Access, and H Index as well as a brief, systematic break-down of the components of a scientific publication from the Introduction to Acknowledgments. Attendees of the writeshop will participate in a short exercise in drafting an abstract. The format of the writeshop is informal and questions are encouraged throughout. EcoHealth journal Editorial Board Members including Review Editors and Reviewers will also be in attendance.

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