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Major event to discuss antibiotic stewardship taking place in October

7th Aug 2018 / By Alistair Driver

The importance of effective and appropriate use of antibiotics will be discussed at an event in London in October.

The event, on October 4, will feature a number of high profile speakers, including Professor Peter Boriello, the Veterinary Medicines Directorate’s chief executive officer, Defra’s Chief Veterinary Officer Christine Middlemiss and Professor Guy Poppy, the Food Standards Agency’s Chief Scientific Adviser.

Entitled ‘Antibiotic Stewardship for Animal Health & Food’, the event will:

  • Bring together stakeholder across all sectors under the One Health agenda to explore what resource is required to contribute to a containment and reduction in antimicrobial resistance.
  • Consider how different initiatives across human health, animal health and the food supply chain can work in synergy together.
  • What shared learning exists and what learning can be shared, identifying what collaborative and discrete actions are needed across sectors and by individual sectors.

Delegates will hear about best practice across various sectors and discuss actions necessary for change.

For more information about speakers, location tickets, click here

Tickets are priced according to your sector (eg £80 for agriculture) but the NPA has negotiated a 20% discount for members. For more information on how to use the discount email

The NPA has recently published a new version of its Antibiotic Stewardship Programme, updating progress made across the industry over the past two years.

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