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Strengthening Multi-sectoral, Government-wide Research Cooperation on Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

  • Date : 2019-09-06
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Strengthening Multi-sectoral, Government-wide Research Cooperation on Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria


- 2019 International Symposium on One Health Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria -

□ Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Director : Eunkyeong Jung) and National Institute of Health (Acting director : Youngmi Ji) will be holding the [2019 International Symposium on One Health Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria] at Glad Hotel in Yeouido, Seoul on September 5 (Thu) and September 6 (Fri).

○ The advent and spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria has a similar impact to an emerging infectious disease without a cure. The issue presents a significant threat to not only public health by increasing mortality rate, extending treatment period, and increasing medical influence but also to social and economic development.

○ In 2016, the Ministry of Health and Welfare announced the [National Anti-Microbial Resistance Management Plan] based on a government-wide, multi-sectoral management plan. Also, the Ministry strives to resolve anti-microbial resistance (AMR) issues by implementing the “Project on Joint Response to One Health Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria for Governmental Departments” from 2018 among other efforts.

○ This symposium is an example of such efforts and aims to develop policies against antibiotic resistant bacteria and promote multidisciplinary and international cooperation on AMR research by taking a “One Health” approach, which covers the human-animal-environment aspects. AMR researchers from home and abroad specializing in a variety of fields will be participating in the symposium.

□ The symposium will be held under the theme of [Spread of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria and Resistance status]. On the first day (September 5), there will be a two-session symposium on [Multidimensional Approach to Anti-Microbial Resistance] and [Spread of Anti-Microbial Resistance], which will be followed, on September 6, by a workshop with participants of the One Health AMR research and national antibiotic resistant bacteria research projects.

○ The symposium will provide a meaningful opportunity to share results of multidisciplinary research on AMR based on a One Health approach, strengthening research cooperation between departments and drive policy development to discover effective measures against AMR.

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