Antimicrobial Resistance: A One Health Approach Seminar Series
We have officially completed our 4th installment of the AMR: A One Health approach seminar series! This year we explored over 20 topics related to AMR in humans, agriculture, wildlife, companion animals and the environment, and even covered policy, social behaviors, and economics. We had participation from over 200 people that represented 52 different countries, who all came from varying backgrounds in academia, industry, and government, and ended our series with a compelling panel discussion from experts in the main subject fields. Thank you to our participants for making this year so enjoyable, and we look forward to educating on AMR with a One Health perspective again next year!
Policy Background & Intro to Brief Writing Workshop
Oct 30, 2022
The AMR - One Health Consortium provided a training opportunity to our members on Oct 30, 2022 to learn more about policy and with a practical focus on writing policy briefs.
Drs. Lorian Hardcastle and David Hall taught this full day workshop and incorporated a wide variety of topics and personal examples from their work. While Dr. Fred Wrona presented as our guest speaker and discussed practical policy considerations and implementation, as well as positive experience working with Indigenous communities. Thank you to our instructors and attendees for their engagement and great discussions.
AMR-One Health Consortium Second Annual Retreat
On September 26-28, 2022, the AMR - One Health consortium had the great pleasure of hosting our annual retreat for its well awaited second installment. Although it had to be postponed for 2 years due to Covid-19 pandemic, we were able to have 110 of our members join us in beautiful Banff, Alberta for 3 days of networking, sharing ideas, and discussions around ways that the impactful research performed by our members could be better shared with the community. Our retreat centered around three main themes; on Day 1 we began with an engaging workshop led by Jolene Watson who discussed the nuisances behind networking with varied personalities within the scientific community. Our theme for Day 2 focused on innovation and entrepreneurship, and attendees were engaged in topics that highlighted the different programs available for building the innovative potential of their research, and how their trainees could be involved in these programs. The day concluded with a well attended poster session, having over 40 competing posters representing all 10 of our work package projects. On our last day, the focus was places on policy, and attendees were given more information of policy development and application from a government perspective. We have the pleasure of hearing from the MIF sponsors in the progress of the grant research, and how it adds to the repertoire of AMR research within Alberta. Overall the attendees, location, and discussion topics made for a successful event, and it was an excellent experience for our members to engage with one another again, and learn how to build their research in the final years of the grant. As we were limited in our venue on the number of members who could attend, our goal for the 3rd installment of the AMR - One Health Retreat will place a focus on industry involvement on research, and accommodate a larger number of people to share knowledge.