Thematic Side Event of the Partnership Annual Conference - NDPHS
16 January 2024
16 January 2024
Thematic Side Event of the Partnership Annual Conference
13:00 (GMT-11:00)
Stockholm, Sweden
The NDPHS Secretariat, AMR EG - Antimicrobial Resistance

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:

  • Introduce the role of our individual microbiota in promoting health as well as the consequences of its disruption by antibiotics.
  • Move from the individual to the societal level and look at preventive measures in health care, including rational antibiotic use.
  • Look at the global landscape and get an overview of ongoing and future initiatives.

Participants will have opportunities to network and enjoy interactive activities between and during the sessions.


Preliminary agenda

12:30 Arrival

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.