Mérieux Foundation co-organized event

1st Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Course: a One Health challenge

November 4 - 8, 2019 - Les Pensières Center for Global Health, Veyrier du Lac (France)


Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing global public health menace that threatens the prevention and treatment of bacterial diseases. The AMR-Global Action Plan (GAP) by WHO (World Health Organization) and One Health global strategy consider fostering awareness and understanding on antimicrobial resistance to be a priority and essential for the adoption, deployment and implementation of country AMR-National Action Plans (AMR-NAPs). To support this critical effort, the Mérieux Foundation and the University Paris-Diderot (UPD) have joined their expertise and capacities to support the AMR-GAP by designing a course to address concretely – from plan to action – the five objectives of the AMR-WHO-GAP. Together, the Mérieux Foundation and UPD propose a residential intensive training course on AMR in a One Health perspective, principally targeting audiences from low- and middle-income countries.

The course advocates for the value of the One Health approach to fight against AMR, and builds capacity for critical decision-making in the developing world through education, partnerships and networks.

The program is based on the five WHO-AMR-GAP objectives (one objective per day):

  • Day 1: The role of antibiotics and the current challenges – improving awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance
  • Day 2: Strengthening knowledge and evidence through monitoring & surveillance
  • Day 3: Interventions to tackle AMR
  • Day 4: Optimizing the use of antimicrobial medicines in human and animal health
  • Day 5: Policy-regulation-governance and the economic case for global sustainable investment to tackle AMR

The course will take place from 8:30am on Monday, November 4 to 4:00pm on Friday, November 8, 2019 at Les Pensières Center for Global Health.

Key figures

  • 40 participants
  • 35 renowned speakers
  • 5 interactive sessions
  • 5 days of intense training
  • 5 days of networking
  • 1 diploma

Who should apply?

Health professionals, scientists, and decision makers in the design and/or implementation of one health approaches and/or in NAP (National Action Plans) to combat AMR.

Application deadline: July 5, 2019

Application form

Selection criteria

  • Educational Background
  • Involvementin AMR / One health decision making responsibilities.
  • Expected impact of the course at personal, institutional and national levels (max one participant per institution).

Course fees

  • Participants from academic, government institutions & NGOs: €1,500*
  • Sponsors participants: €2,300*
  • Participants from industry: €4,500*

The fees include tuition, course materials, meals for the full period of the course. Travel, hotel accommodation and ground transportation are at the participant’s charge.

Fellowships: A limited number of 10 fellowships covering travel expenses, registration and accommodation applicable only during the days of the course program, and based on complete candidature applications, will be available for participants uniquely from low and middle income countries.

*VAT included. All fees are due in full to confirm participation.

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Valentina Picot
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