Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR): A One Health Approach Virtual Seminar Series

Fall 2021

Having a comprehensive understanding of AMR and how to address its rising threats requires a holistic approach- referred to as One Health.

The AMR: A One Health Approach Virtual Seminar Series provides various approaches to address AMR issues in a wider context that is important and practical for sustainable development of control strategies.


❖ Date & Time

  • September 14 – December 7, 2021 
  • 24 Recurring sessions: 12 weeks
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (Mountain Time)

❖ Format

24 Virtual live sessions via Zoom (Synchronous)

36 Non-credit hours in total

The sessions will be delivered in a hybrid format of lectures and interactive discussions on Zoom by a variety of instructors from various institutions with different backgrounds and expertise related to AMR and One Health.

❖ Cost

Access to this virtual seminar series is by donation.

  • Suggested donation is CAD $25-$100.**

** This donation is a contribution to support this seminar series, it is non-refundable, and is not eligible for a tax receipt.

❖ Eligibility

There are no prerequisites to participate.

Open to students, adult learners and professionals from all over the world (in Canada and internationally).

Having a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, relevant work experience, and an interest in learning about AMR and its implementation from a One Health perspective is highly recommended.

Ability to understand and communicate in English is required.

❖ Certificate

There will be a CAD $50 administrative fee if participants wish to receive an electronic certificate of participation.

** In order to receive the certificate you must participate in 80% of the sessions

❖ Participation Expectations

All sessions will be offered online via Zoom.

Online participation is an essential component to progress in this seminar series.

Access to a laptop, desktop, or mobile device, with internet connection is required.

❖ Topics

  • One Health Background
  • Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR): What is it, how it develops
  • Basic Antimicrobial Pharmacology
  • Antimicrobial Discovery and Design
  • Hacking Biology - Emerging Strategies for Antibiotics
  • Emergence and Spread of AMR
  • Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
  • Antimicrobial Use (AMU)/AMR in Humans
  • AMU/AMR in Agriculture
  • Companion Animals and AMU/AMR
  • Considerations for AMU/AMR in Wildlife
  • Environmental Considerations for AMU/AMR
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship/Treatment Optimization 
  • AMU/AMR Monitoring and Surveillance
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship in Veterinary Medicine
  • The Association of Antimicrobial Susceptibility and Clinical Outcomes
  • Social and Psychological Drivers for AMU/AMR Development
  • Collateral Resistance, Collateral Sensitivity, and AMR Co-selection
  • Urgent Topics in AMR: AMR and COVID-19
  • AMR Risk Assessment
  • Measuring and Reporting AMU/AMR
  • AMR Mitigation Efforts
  • Economics and AMU/AMR
  • Policy and Legal Issues in AMU/AMR

❖ Instructors

(Alphabetical Order)

The AMR: A One Health Approach Virtual Seminar Series is offered by a variety of instructors from various institutions with different backgrounds and expertise related to AMR and One Health.

Dr. Michele Anholt

Manager, One Health at UCalgary

rmanholt@ucalgary.ca

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Herman Barkema

Dr. Herman Barkema

Professor, University of Calgary

barkema@ucalgary.ca

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Sylvia Checkley

Dr. Sylvia Checkley

Associate Professor, University of Calgary

slcheckl@ucalgary.ca

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John Conly

Dr. John Conly

Professor, University of Calgary 

John.Conly@albertahealthservices.ca

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Cora Constantinescu

Dr. Cora Constantinescu

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Calgary

coramihaela.constant@ucalgary.ca

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Dr. Tanis Dingle

Dr. Tanis Dingle

Assistant Professor, University of Alberta

Tanis.Dingle@albertaprecisionlabs.ca

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Dr. Matthias Götte

Dr. Matthias Götte

Professor, University of Alberta 

gotte@ualberta.ca

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Lorian

Dr. Lorian Hardcastle

Associate Professor, University of Calgary

lorian.hardcastle@ucalgary.ca

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Joe Harrison

Dr. Joe Harrison

Associate Professor, University of Calgary

jjharris@ucalgary.ca

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Dr. Aidan Hollis

Professor, University of Calgary

ahollis@ucalgary.ca  

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Danny Joffe

Dr. Daniel Joffe

Veterinary Specialist, VCA Canada

daniel.joffe@vca.com

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Dr. Ruwandi Kariyawasam

Dr. Ruwandi Kariyawasam

Clinical Microbiology Fellow, University of Alberta

ruwandi@ualberta.ca

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Ian Lewis

Dr. Ian Lewis

Associate Professor, University of Calgary

ian.lewis2@ucalgary.ca

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Tim A. McAllister

Dr. Tim McAllister

Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Tim.McAllister@agr.gc.ca

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Dr. Kayley McCubbin

Dr. Kayley McCubbin

Regional Project Manager, CaDNetASR

kayley.mccubbin@ucalgary.ca

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Dr. Andrew Morris

Medical Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Sinai Health System/University Health Network

andrew.morris@sinaihealth.ca

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Dr. Diego Nobrega

Dr. Diego Nobrega

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Guelph

dnobrega@uoguelph.ca

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Karin Orsel

Dr. Karin Orsel

Professor, University of Calgary 

karin.orsel@ucalgary.ca

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Dr. Simon Otto

Assistant Professor, University of Alberta

simon.otto@ualberta.ca

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Dr. Caroline Ritter

Dr. Caroline Ritter

Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair, University of Prince Edward Island 

carolineritter@upei.ca

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Dr. Alexei Savchenko

Dr. Alexei Savchenko

Associate Professor, University of Calgary

alexei.savchenko@ucalgary.ca

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Dr. Ranjani Somayaji

Assistant Professor, University of Calgary

rsomayaj@ucalgary.ca

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Dr. Ed Topp

Principal Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

ed.topp@canada.ca

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Dr. Raymond Turner

Faculty Professor, University of Calgary

turnerr@ucalgary.ca

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Dr. Scott Weese

Dr. Scott Weese

Professor, University of Guelph

jsweese@uoguelph.ca

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Doug Whiteside

Dr. Douglas Whiteside

Associate Professor, University of Calgary

dpwhites@ucalgary.ca

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 Dr. Hans-Joachim Wieden

Dr. Hans-Joachim Wieden

Professor, University of Lethbridge

hj.wieden@uleth.ca

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Dr. Gerry Wright

Director, Institute for Infectious Disease Research, McMaster University 

wrightge@mcmaster.ca

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Questions?

If you have any questions regarding the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR): A One Health Approach Virtual Seminar Series, please contact us at amronehealth@ucalgary.ca and we will assist you as soon as we can. 

Thank you!