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sponsored in collaboration with:

 
The Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS),
The Technical University of Denmark (DTU),
and The University of Guelph

June 15 - 18, 2008
Copenhagen, Denmark
 

 

Principal Organizer

Dr. Lars B. Jensen, The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark

 

Scientific Program Committee

- Professor Scott A. McEwen, University of Guelph, Canada
- Dr. Patrick Boerlin, University of Guelph/Public Health Agency of Canada, Canada
- Dr. David White, FDA, USA
- Dr. J. Schlundt, Director of Food Safety Department, WHO, Switzerland
 - Janenuj Wongtawatjaj, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
- Mussaret Zaidi, Hospital Ponce de Leon/University Autonoma de Yucatan, Mexico
- Ran Lu, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China
- Dr. Frank M. Aarestrup, The National Food Institute, Denmark

- Dr. Luca Guardabassi, Copenhagen University, Denmark

- Dr. Kaare Mølbak, Statens Serum Institute, Denmark

- Thomas R. Shryock, Elanco Animal Health, USA

 

 

Local Organizing Committee

- Senior Scientist Lars B. Jensen, The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark
- Research professor Henrik C. Wegener, The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark

- Senior Scientist Yvonne Agersø, The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark

- Scientist Susanne Karlsmose, The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark

- Scientist Rene S. Hendriksen, The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark

- Senior scientist Anette M. Hammerum, Statens Serum Institute, Denmark


Conference Scope
The focus of the conference will be on antimicrobial resistance and transmission of antimicrobial resistant bacteria via the food chain and other human-animals interactions. The meeting will provide numerous opportunities to interact and exchange knowledge, in this growing research area, between scientists as well as international policy and regulatory decision makers.
 
 
Scientific Sessions

·          Monitoring of resistance

·          Diagnostic methods (susceptibility testing, rapid diagnostics and genetic methods)

·          Mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance

·          Resistance in bacteria of the food chain (Salmonella, Campylobacter, E.coli, Vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) and others)

·          Methicillin resistant Staph. Aureus (MRSA)

·          Epidemiology of resistance in the food production chain

·          Strategies to control and prevent resistance in the food chain

·          Late breaker session

 
 
 

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