Antibiotic resistance is a global public health threat, which is particularly alarming in Cambodia and other countries in the Mekong region. It is a multidisciplinary challenge to communities, patients, health services, laboratories and health policies. The 59th Colloquium of the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp (ITM) will feature the latest clinical, biomedical and public health research on antibiotic resistance.
Experts from the Mekong region and around the world will also discuss how this research can be translated into evidence-based policy. Together, they will explore drivers of resistance in the region and draw from experiences with multidrug resistant TB, HIV and malaria. They will also address agricultural and livestock production practices in a “One Health” approach to contain antibiotic resistance. The Colloquium will offer a platform for researchers, health professionals and policy makers to identify how key research findings can contribute to solutions and inform policy-making.
Watch www.itg.be/colloq2018 for more information about this event in the coming weeks.
- Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Belgium
- National Institute of Public Health, Cambodia
- National Center for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and STD, Cambodia
- Sihanouk Hospital Center of Hope, Cambodia
- National Center for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control, Cambodia
Since 1959, the Colloquium is ITM’s yearly flagship scientific conference, funded by the Belgian Development Cooperation. Every other year the Colloquium takes place in a partner country of ITM. In 2018, ITM teams up with its partner organisations in Cambodia.
ITM colloquia bring together thousands of experts from the global South and North to discuss the most pressing scientific questions in tropical medicine and international health. The 59th ITM Colloquium will build on this tradition by taking on one of the defining global health challenges of our times.