AMR Symposium

The AMR symposium will take place in-person. It will have three components. The first session will present a view from the top which features expert speakers in the field of AMR. These speakers will provide an overview of AMR in the One Health context highlighting the value of implementation research in the one health approach to AMR control and elimination. The next session will have voices from the frontline where we hear from experts and practitioners in the field presenting experiences, best practices, and lessons learned in practice and research. This session will have key contributions from researchers across the global south. The third component will involve a keynote presentation on One Health AMR research priorities. This will be followed by discussion in breakout sessions to validate and reality check these priority areas, highlighting how these can be addressed and implemented in the field allowing for translation into policy using a bottom-top approach. Lightning presentations and posters to allow other voices from the frontline to present their implementation or operational research work.

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Tackling AMR: How implementation research is vital in a One Health approach

Symposium Agenda

23 November 2022 Cape Town, South Africa

8:00 – 9:15



Setting up lightning presentations 


9:15 – 9:30

Welcome remarks - Trudie Lang (Director TGHN)


9:30 – 11:00

Speaker at podium

Speaker session 1: View from the top

Chair – Marc Mendelson (UCT, South Africa)

AMR and importance of implementation research: experience from SORT IT - Rony Zachariah (TDR, Switzerland)

Implementation research in AMR with a One Health perspective: from definitions to frameworks for implementation - Sabiha Essack (ICARS, South Africa)

Past and future research priorities towards One Health AMR - Laura Marin (JPIAMR, Sweden)

A One Health approach to AMR: have we got our priorities right? – Marc Mendelson (UCT, South Africa)

11:00 – 11:30

Tea break



11:30 – 13:00

Speaker at podium

Speaker session 2: Voices from the frontline

Chair - Rob Terry (TDR, Switzerland)

One Health AMR policy implementation: lessons learned - Mirfin Mpundu (ReAct Africa, Zambia)

Use of Access, Watch, and Reserve (AWaRe): lessons learned - Mike Sharland (St George’s University London)

Operational research improves surveillance of antibiotic use in livestock in Sierra Leone – Leno Amara (TDR AMR SORT-IT Fellow - Sierra Leone)

Improving Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance in Nepal – Jyoti Acharya (TDR AMR SORT-IT Fellow - Nepal)

A sewage treatment plant in Ghana eliminates over 99% of bacteria from effluent discharged into the environment – Lady Adomako (TDR AMR SORT-IT Fellow - Ghana)

Use of Access, Watch, and Reserve (AWaRe), lessons learned - Mike Sharland (St George’s University London)

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch break


Lightning presentations

14:00 – 16:00

Keynote and breakout session:

Tine Rikke Jørgensen (WHO HQ, Switzerland)

One Health Priority Research Agenda

People thinking together

14:30 – 16:00

Breakout activities: Wider stakeholder consultation for One Health Priority Research Agenda

16:00 – 16:20

Tea break


16:20 – 16:50

Feedback and discussions

16:50 – 17:00

Closing remarks and next steps – Yewande Alimi (Africa CDC)