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Press Conference Nov 16th

Press Conference will be held at the SWISS PRESS CLUB, Geneva. on Nov 16th 2022

Those of you in Geneva, please do join us, there will be an excellent array of top speakers.

The event will also be shared online, and fully translated into English and French.

Link English: and printable program attached


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9:45 Welcome coffee

10:00 – 10:20

The Swiss Commitment against AMR. Dr Diem-Lan Vu, Republic and Canton of Geneva’s Dept. of Health, Sector of Canton’s Med., Dept of Infectious Diseases.

The AMR Think-Do-Tank, Geneva International, Garance Upham, President

10:20 – 10:40

Pr. Stephen Harbarth, HUG, Geneva University Hospitals, Head Physician, IPC Section; Professor, University of Geneva’s Faculty of Medicine:

Antibiotic Resistance: some Fundamentals and Prevention

10:40 – 11:00

Pr. John Poté, UNIGE (Geneva University), Lead, Environmental microbiology, department F.-¬A. Forel :

Wastewaters: Places of AMR Spread, Correlation with a country’s Development and Climate Change: Switzerland, India and Sub-Saharan Africa.

11:00 – 11:20 Debates, Q & A

11:20 – 12:20

Dr Sandrine Baron, ANSES (National Agency on Food, Environment and Labor Safety) Brittany Dept, France:

Monitoring of Vibrio cholerae in Waters: Relevance for Cholera and Antibiotic resistance.

Pr Renaud Piarroux, Paris, France, Hospital Pitié-Salpétrière, Head Infectious Diseases:

Is it Still Possible to Combat Cholera in Haiti?

Dr Bawa Boya, Univ. Abomey, Bénin : Cholera and AMR in West Africa (visio, 10mn)

12:20 – 12:40 Debates, Q & A

14:00 – 14:20

Dr Jean-Yves Madec, ANSES, France, Scientific Director on Antibiotic Resistance, and Head of Resapath (Antibiotic Surveillance Network for the Animal Sector):

State of the Art and Progress in France

14:20 – 14:30

Dr Viviana Muñoz Tellez, South Center, Coordinator of the Health, Intellectual Property and Biodiversity Programme:

Reducing Antimicrobials in Animal Farming. Policies for the Global South

14:30 – 14:50 Debates, Q & A

14:50 – 15:10

Team Pr. Amy Pruden, Virginia Tech University, USA :

After EDAR6, Surveillance Systems and the Urgency of Access to Wastewater Treatments.

15h10 – 15h25

Dr Annick Lenglet, International Center for Antimicrobial Resistance Solution, ICARS Science Lead:

Mitigating AMR in Low and middle income countries across the One Health spectrum using intervention and implementation research

15:25 – 15:45 Debates, Q & A

15:45 – 16:15

Pr Joseph Allen, Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health, USA, Associate Professor, Member, The Lancet COVID-19 Commission

Airborne Transmission, Creating Safe Schools, Safe Work and Safe Travel

Garance Upham, AMR Think-Do-Tank, President:

Airborne Pandemics from SARS-CoV2 to Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis, airborne prevention is key. Armed Conflicts fuelling AMR in Europe

16:15 – 16:30 Debates, Q & A, coffee & pastry time

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