This conference will focus on utilizing health promotion and behavioral insights in combatting antibiotic resistance. It will serve as a forum for the exchange of knowledge as well as an occasion to demonstrate what unites us as a region and what we can achieve together.
Antimicrobial resistance is an urgent matter and one of the top 10 global public health threats. Infections caused by resistant bacteria are associated with the loss of 5 million lives annually. Within the EU, an estimated 1.5 billion Euros are spent each year. These costs, both financial and in human lives, are too high. There is still much to be done to prevent and mitigate the risks. Urgent action is needed at all levels, from the individual to the political.
During the half-day-long event, we will:
Participants will have opportunities to network and enjoy interactive activities between and during the sessions.
13:00 – 13:10 Opening
13:10 – 13:30 Keynote presentation
13:30 – 14:15 The microbiota and the impact of antibiotics
14:15 – 15:00 Healthy Break
15:00 – 15:45 The science of prevention
15:45 – 16:50 The way forward in promoting healthy populations: global and regional initiatives
16:50 – 17:00 Concluding remarks
Bankhallen, Malmtorgsgatan 3, 111 51 Stockholm
Further details and practical information will be published closer to the event date.
The event is organized by the NDPHS Expert Group on Antimicrobial Resistance in collaboration with the NDPHS Secretariat and the Swedish Chair.