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Antibiotic resistance: From research to action

59th Colloquium of the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp

05-07 déc. 2018

Image 1/1 : Ankor Wat temple complex in Cambodia

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 for more information about this event in the coming weeks.


Event background

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.