Resistomap is organizing a series of live webinars from August to November 2021. The main theme of the event is: “The science and application of antibiotic resistance monitoring.” Based on the valuable feedback and requests we received from the webinar audience last spring, this Autumn Webinar Series will discuss and explore a wide range of topics, such as: 

- The science behind monitoring antibiotic resistance in the environment
- Problematic antibiotic resistance genes in different environments
- Antibiotic resistance genes prevalent in nature
- Antibiotic resistance genes in human-impacted environments
- Antibiotic resistance monitoring in hospitals through wastewater 

This webinar series aims to provide concrete information on the methods for monitoring antibiotic resistance from environmental samples, and to explore the prevalence of problematic antibiotic resistance genes in different environments. In addition, we will discuss the best strategies to protect human, animal, and environmental health from the emerging threat of antibiotic resistance through the One Health approach. 
You can find the schedule for the Autumn webinars listed below: 

August Webinar:
Resistomap’s antibiotic resistance monitoring service
Tuesday, 31 August 2021, 16:00-17:30 EEST (UTC +3)
Speakers: Professor James Tiedje (Michigan State University, United States) and Dr. Windi Muziasari (Resistomap, Finland)

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September Webinar:
Monitoring antibiotic resistance in natural environments
Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 16:00-17:30  EEST (UTC +3)
Speakers: Dr. Tânia Caetano - Assistant Researcher, CESAM and Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal

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October Webinar:
Monitoring antibiotic resistance in human-impacted environments
Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 16:00-17:30  EEST (UTC +3)
Speakers: TBA

November Webinar:
Monitoring antibiotic resistance in hospital environments
Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 16:00-18:00  EET (UTC +2)
Speakers: TBA

Resistomap Spring Webinar Series

Webinar Series:
Monitoring ARGs in LMICs

One cornerstone of the global strategy against antibiotic resistance is to monitor the levels of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in hotspots where antibiotic resistance is developing and spreading. Despite the high burden of infectious diseases, ARG monitoring in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is still relatively limited and fragmented. This lack of information makes it difficult to estimate the prevalence of antibiotic resistance in these countries and to develop effective strategies to mitigate the spread. Considerable efforts are thus urgently needed to improve surveillance in LMICs. This webinar series aims to improve public awareness on the importance of ARG monitoring and on the need to fill the surveillance gap in LMICs. We are inviting world-leading researchers and experts to offer insights based on their work on antibiotic resistance in the environment in LMICs, and to discuss best strategies to avoid further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance in the countries. Each webinar will focus on antibiotic resistance monitoring projects within a specific country or region. The dates of the webinars are as follows:

February Webinar
Monitoring ARGs in West Africa
Tuesday, 23 February 2021
14:00 - 15:30 EET (UTC +2)

March Webinar
Monitoring ARGs in Indonesia
Tuesday, 30 March 2021
15:00-16:30 EEST

April Webinar
Monitoring ARGs in Latin America
Tuesday, 27 April 2021
16:00 - 17:30 (EEST/UTC +3) / 09:00 - 10:30 (EDT/UTC -4)

May Webinar
Monitoring ARGs in Nepal
Tuesday, 25 May 2021
14:00 - 15:30 (EEST/UTC +3) / 16:45 - 18:15 (EDT/UTC +5:45)

June Webinar
Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Monitoring ARGs in Vietnam
16:00 - 17:30 (EEST/UTC +3) / 09:00 - 10:30 (EDT/UTC -4)


All event already taken place.
For more information and to watch recorded webinar please register here

Resistomap Webinar Series

Resistomap Webinar Series:
Fighting Antibiotic Resistance in the Environment

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.

August Webinar
Introduction to the environmental dimension of antibiotic resistance
Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 16:00 - 17:30 (EEST)

September Webinar
Antibiotic resistance in water environments
Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 16:00 - 17:30 (EEST)

October Webinar
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

November Webinar
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