Indo-Norwegian workshop on Antimicrobial resistance: Understanding challenges and identifying future approaches

The University of Tromsø hosted this workshop on the 26th and 27th of September 2013 on behalf of The Research Council of Norway and the Indian Council of Medical Research.

Participants of the AMR Workshop enjoying the September sun in Tromsø

NB: Click on the speakers name below to view a copy of their presentation and a copy of the biosketch of all the speakers can be found here!

Thursday, 26th of September 2013:

11:00 -        Welcome and introduction  

by Kenneth Ruud, Prorector of Research, UiT, Dr Rashmi Arora, Head of Epidemiology and Communicable Disease, IMRC and Mari Kristine Nes, Director of the Department of Health, RCN


11:15 -        Public health issues in AMR including antimicrobial resistance surveillance in humans and animals

Chairs: Dr D Raghunath and Dr. Arnfinn Sundsfjord

Speakers: Dr. Kamini Walia and Prof. Gunnar Skov Simonsen


14:00 -          Research topics in human and animal consumption of antibiotics

Chairs: Dr Naveet Wig and Prof. Kari Grave

Speakers: Dr. Anita Kotwani, Dr. Saurabh Sharma, Prof. Hege Salvesen Blix


16:10-18:00    Research topics in prudent use of antibiotics in primary health care and antibiotic stewardship/infection control in hospitals

Chairs: Dr J Divatia and Dr. Gunnar S Simonsen

Speakers: Prof. Morten Lindbæk, Dr. Per Espen Akselsen and Dr. Neveet Wig


Friday, 27th of September 2013:

08:30 -          Research topics in opportunistic infections in hospitals and community settings

Chair: Dr Rajinder Singh

Speakers: Dr. Arunaloke Chakraborty and Dr. Divatia


10:10 -           Research topics in the development of new antibiotics/antimicrobial strategies

Chairs: Dr D Raghunath and Dr. Kaare M Nilssen

Speakers: Dr. Ole Andreas Økstad, Dr. Anders Fugelli, Dr. Ørjan Samuelsen and Dr. Kamini Walia


13:00 -           Research topics in the molecular epidemiology and transmission of AMR

Chairs: Dr D Raghunath and Dr Arnfinn Sundsfjord

Speakers: Prof. Henning Sørum, Mohammed Umaer Naseer and Pål Johnsen


15:00-16:00    General discussion – how to move forward



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