Mérieux Foundation co-organized event

5th Antimicrobial resistance course (AMR): a One Health challenge

November 11-15, 2024 - Les Pensières Center for Global Health, Veyrier-du-Lac (France)


Participants during the 4th Antimicrobial resistance course 2023

Participants during the 4th Antimicrobial resistance course in 2023

After the success of four editions of the Antimicrobial Resistance Course (AMR): a One Health challenge in 2019, 2021, 2022 and 2023, the 5th edition of the AMR course will take place from November 11-15, 2024 at the 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 Université  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 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 low-and middle-income countries 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: Social sciences, regulation 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

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.

Selection criteria

  • Educational background / professional experience
  • Involvement in 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: €1,600*
  • Fleming Fund fellows: €3,400* (specific package)
  • Sponsors: €3,400*
  • Participants from industry: €4,700*

Fees include tuition, course materials, and meals for the duration of the course. Travel is at the participant’s charge. Hotel accommodation and ground transportation are also at the participant’s charge but centrally organized by the Mérieux Foundation.

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

Mérieux Foundation fellowships

A limited number of 10 fellowships provided by the Mérieux Foundation, covering registration, travel expenses, accommodation and meals based on the course program. The fellowships are only available for participants from low-and middle-income countries.

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