Mérieux Foundation event

4th Antimicrobial resistance course (AMR): a One Health challenge

November 6-10, 2023 - Les Pensières Center for Global Health, Veyrier-du-Lac (France)


Participants of the 4th Antimicrobial resistance course 2023

Participants of the 4th Antimicrobial resistance course 2023

After the success of its inaugural edition in 2019, the 2nd and 3rd editions in 2021 and 2022, the 4th edition of the AMR Course took place from 8:30am on Monday, November 6 to 5:00pm on Friday, November 10, 2023 at the Les Pensières Center for Global Health.

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 Université de Paris Cité 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 Université de Paris Cité 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 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

Key figures

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

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Day 1 Monday, November 6

Day 2 Wednesday, November 8

  • Keynote lecture: Understanding of drug resistance as a problem of managing a shared global resource

    Ramanan Laxminarayan

  • Keynote lecture: Global AMR burden

    Silvia Bertagnolio

  • Overrview of AMR and means to control it

    Timothy Walsh

  • Disproportionate impact of AMR in children

    Lindsay Marie Denny

  • WASH and related multifactorial interventions to tackle AMR (UNICEF)

    Lindsay Marie Denny