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New report by EFSA and ECDS highlights persistance of high levels of antimicrobial resistance

The European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis affirmed that european commitment to fight antimicrobial resistance has to be renew through cooperation between countries and implementing of stringent policies. Indeed, antimicrobial resistance is far to be satisfactorily faced, as the new summary report of ECDC and EFSA demonstrates, showing up the new findings based on data from 2016 . The levels of antimicrobial resistance differ significantly from one EU country to another, and new cases of antimicrobial resistance were reported. For the first time, ESBL-producing S. Kentucky, highly resistent to cirpofloxacin, was detected in four countries. One out of four cases of human infections given by Salmonella are due to bacteria resistent to at least three or more commonly used antimicrobials, and also Campylobacter bacteria show [...]

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Animal Task Force 7th Seminar Report available

Animal Task Force published the Session Report of its last Annual meeting held in Brussels, the 28th October 2017, entitled: “Food integrity in the food chain: How can the animal production sector contribute?”. The topics discussed were the visions of the animal primary production both from civil society and private sector. The document gathers the point of view of its most preminent representatives, organised in short essays. A preminent part is dedicated to edited minutes of the panel discussions. The Report updates state of the art of the needs of livestock economy research presented in Second White Paper at the end of 2016. This document indicated research priorities for Horizon2020 2018-2020 Work Programme in innovation and sustainability in European animal production. The study was focused on herbivores (ruminants, [...]

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The ERA-NET Sustainable Animal Production (SusAn) had its Kick-off meeting in December and has launched the first call for transnational research proposals on January 4th, 2016. The funding organisations (37 partners of 22 MS) agreed that future development of the European Animal Production sector will need to build on the sustainability triangle of economic competitiveness, social acceptability and environmental protection.The co-funded call for research, open to transnational research proposals which take a systems and interdisciplinary approach to research to address multiple objectives under the three Research Areas of Economy, Environment and Society. the initial project seminar will be held in Bilbao,Spain November the 23rd-24th 2017.

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Improving animal health data collection through the OIE’s renovated system WAHIS+

WAHIS, the OIE’s World Animal Health Information System is being renovated to meet new sanitary challenges and to be prepared to future demands. The new tool WAHIS+ has been improved for a better collection and dissemination of data on animal diseases. In Paris, the 25th of May 2017,the new tool World Animal Health Information System + (WAHIS+) has been presented. As well as the previous version, it allows access to reliable and validated animal health information in order to control transboundary animal diseases effectively, ensures the early detection of emerging diseases, contributes to protect public health and global livelihoods, and plays a significant role in facilitating safe trade. WAHIS+ will be an evolving tool, thanks to an ambitious project launched by the OIE to develop an improved system [...]

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Lessons from two high CO2 worlds – Future oceans and intensive aquaculture

The Society for Experimental Biology promotes the symposium in Azores Islands, organized by a team composed by evaluable specialists from UK, Cihle, Norway and Canada. The main topic of the meeting is the effect of the increase of the acidity in both marine and freshwater environments, due to the increase of CO2 in the atmosphere. Aquaculture world has always faced the detrimental effects of pH variation on fish fisiology and performances, often with success. Climate change and aquaculture scientists are invited to discuss how future research priorities and new mitigation strategies can alleviate negative impacts of high CO2 on future aquatic ecosystems and the sustainable production of aquatic organism.

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10th International symposium on shigatoxin (verrocytotoxin) producing Escherichia coli infections

This triennial event represents the main opportunity for the VTEC community to meet, to share the latest research in this field and to gather together scientists of all areas of investigation in a one-health perspective. It will also be an amazing opportunity for networking, to reinforce the liaisons already in place or to grow up new scientific consortia around common research interests. main topics of the sypmposum will be: STEC Epidemiology & Risk Assessment I STEC Epidemiology & Risk Assessment II Experimental models Diagnostics and typing Ecology of STEC and of Stx-Phages STEC Genomics I STEC Genomics II STEC & the agri-food chain Pathogenesis and pathophysiology of STEC HUS Treatment of STEC infections deadline for the submission of abstracts: 30 november 2017.

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The 10th European Symposium of Porcine Health Management (ESPHM)

The ESPHM is a joint collaboration among three parties including the European College of Porcine Health Management (ECPHM), the European Association of Porcine Health Management (EAPHM) and, for the ESPHM 2018, the Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA) at Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries (IRTA). Its 10th edition of the symposium will rappresent an unique platform where delegates from Europe and other parts of the world will share and update knowelege and know-how on procine health management. Important dates: Opening of registration (Early Bird) February 1st, 2018 Early Bird Registration Deadline March 15th, 2018 For more information visit: http://www.esphm2018.org/index.php

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Countering Antimicrobial Resistance

The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Sichuan University, West China Hospital (SCU), Institutes of Pharmaceutical Science (CAMS), Beijing Economic Technological Development Area, Nature Medicine, Nature Microbiology and Nature Biotechnology present the conference on antibiotic resistance. This event will focus on understanding the ecology and spread of infectious agents and innovations in screening, therapeutic modalities, new approaches in discovery research to antibacterial therapy nad new countermeasures to address the spread of organisms resistant to carbapenem or vancomycin as well as multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The scientific session topics will include: Antimicrobial resistance: policy and pipeline Resistance evolution and mobility Epidemiology and pathogenomics Resistance in the clinic Antibiotic discovery and development Alternative approaches For more information see http://www.nature.com/natureconferences/car2018/index.html

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14th International Colloquium on Paratuberculosis

The 14th International Colloquium on Paratuberculosis is the last edition of an event that will assemble the group of researchers from throughout the world which will discuss the problems raised by paratuberculosis and the challenges it represents for modern societies. The scientific programme will cover a full view of the complexities of paratuberculosis. Important dates: Registration and Accommodation bookings Open January 30th, 2018 Abstract Submissions Deadline January 31st, 2018 Notification of Acceptance February 19th, 2018 Early Registration Deadline March 2nd, 2018 Hotel Reservation Deadline May 4th, 2018 For more information see http://14thicp.mx/

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The 5th International One Health Congress

The One Health paradigm has been increasingly accepted by major international health organizations, academic institutes, field workers and the pharmaceutical industry since there is no doubt that an integrated approach to human, animal and environmental health brings the best solution to complex and urgent health threats. The Organizing Committee of the 5th International One Health Congress have developed a unique congress concept. World experts will showcase recent advances in pathogen discovery, diagnostics, drivers for emerging infections, vaccinology, ecology, food and water safety, and political and social science. In response to WHO’s warning that antimicrobial resistance is a global societal challenge and threat, the conference will have a separate programme track dedicated to AMR. Additionally, the conference will have a tailor-made programme for public health officials and government representatives. [...]

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