To celebrate this year’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week, Resistomap is organizing a series of live webinars from August to November 2020. This webinar series aims to improve public awareness and understanding of antibiotic resistance and its environmental impact.
Antibiotic resistance is one of the most urgent threats to global health. The World Health Organization (WHO) stated that antibiotic resistance in bacteria is leading to “a post-antibiotic era” in which antibiotics regularly fail and common infections are potentially lethal.
Inappropriate and heavy use of antibiotics leads to an increase in resistant bacteria. Hospitals, aquaculture, agriculture and pharmaceutical manufacturing sites are hotspots where antibiotics are ubiquitous. From these hotspots, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and their antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) can enter the environment, for instance through wastewater or the spreading of manure to soil. This leads to the silent spread of resistance in the environment.
In the webinars, world-leading researchers and experts will offer insights based on their work on antibiotic resistance in the environment and discuss best strategies to avoid further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.
Introduction to the environmental dimension of antibiotic resistance
Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 16:00 - 17:30 (EEST)
Antibiotic resistance in water environments
Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 16:00 - 17:30 (EEST)
Antibiotic resistance in agroecosystem
Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 17:00 - 18:30 (EET)
World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) 2020
Daily event from 18-24 November 2020
Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 16:00-18:30 (EET)
All event already taken place.
For more information and to watch recorded webinar please register here