From August 6-12, GSL Research Director for Global AMR Susan Rogers Van Katwyk and Dahdaleh Research Fellow Fiona Emdin attended the 16th International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE 16) in Halifax, Canada. Sharing GSL’s expertise on a One Health approach to the challenge of antimicrobial resistance was particularly relevant as the theme of ISVEE 16 was “Connecting animals, people, and their shared environment”.
Dr. Rogers Van Katwyk was invited to join the symposium as the keynote presenter on August 8th for a Special Session on “Opening the Social Sciences umbrella to tackle AMR: lessons from human and animal health.” In collaboration with Dr. Guillaume Lhermie, Director of Simpson Centre for Food and Agricultural at the University of Calgary, Dr. Rogers Van Katwyk presented on “Multidimensional policies to tackle the AMR challenge”. Their presentation reviewed the policy and governance challenges to addressing AMR and potential solutions to ensure antibiotic access, conservation and development continues in both the human and animal sectors.
Later in the week, Dr. Emdin presented a poster based on ongoing research with Dr. Rogers Van Katwyk titled, Gender and agriculture: Implications for antimicrobial resistance policy. The poster draws on examples from current literature to show how gender can drive antimicrobial access and AMR exposure across One Health sectors and especially within LMICs.
Download the poster below: