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AMR Solutions Summit 2024

We are preparing to bring our collaborative community together again for SAAFE's 2024 AMR Solutions Summit as we continue to share insights and work towards mitigating the threat of AMR.

This year's summit, ‘From AMR Sources to Solutions’, including Gala Dinner and drinks reception, will be held in Adelaide on September 17 and 18.

During the summit, SAAFE will be coordinating a major cross-sectoral workshop to share insights and generate guidance on what industries and stakeholders can do themselves, and collectively, across sectors to manage AMR.

Other workshops and sessions will focus on the latest developments in AMR from an economic and trade perspective, and what this means for Australian industries.

Day One Program - September 17

Time Session Details
8.45 Guests arrive
9.00 Welcome to Country Welcome to Kaurna Country
9.15 Opening Session: From Sources to Solutions Host: The Hon. Karlene Maywald - SAAFE Chair, with Dist. Prof Ed Topp - SAAFE Independent Advisory Committee Chair, Prof Erica Donner - SAAFE Research Director, and leading industry & government experts
10.30 Morning Tea
11.00 AMR sector expert snapshots Hosts: SAAFE Industry Sector Leads, with experts in: Fisheries and aquaculture, animal and feed industries, plant industries, food and beverage manufacturing, and human health
12.30 Lunch
1.30 "What is an AMR Solution?" Workshop - PART A Hosts: Dr Mary Carr - SAAFE Head of Collaboration and Impact, and Professor Andrew Barnes - SAAFE Solutions Program Lead. A major cross-sectoral workshop to share insights and generate guidance on what industries and stakeholders can do themselves, and collectively, across sectors to mitigate and manage AMR
3.00 Afternoon Tea
3.30 AMR Solutions Workshop - PART B A major cross-sectoral workshop to share insights and generate guidance on what industries and stakeholders can do themselves, and collectively, across sectors to mitigate and manage AMR
5.30 Close The Hon. Karlene Maywald - SAAFE Chair
5.40 Pre-dinner drinks reception
6.30 Dinner
9.30 End of day one

Day Two Program - September 18

Time Activity Details
8.45 Guests arrive
9.00 Opening Presentation Alex Lloyd - SAAFE CEO
9.15 Extreme Weather Events and AMR, Co-hosted with NHMRC HEAL Network Presenters and panel include: A/Prof Veronica Matthews (Uni of Syd) and Dr Ro McFarlane (Uni of Canberra). This session focuses on extreme weather induced challenges for food, soil & water security, and the implications for AMR mitigation and management
10.15 The One Health Balancing Act Host: Professor Nicholas Ashbolt (UniSA). Presentations and panel discussion from leading experts using systems thinking to solve complex challenges and wicked problems like AMR
11.00 Morning Tea
11.30 The One Health Balancing Act (table discussion) An opportunity for active dialogue to progress Australia towards integrated One Health Systems management to mitigate AMR
12.30 Lunch
1.30 Cross sectoral traceability of AMR Stewardship Host: Professor Ricardo Soares Magalhães - SAAFE Analytics Program Lead. This interactive session will promote knowledge exchange and discussion on current Antimicrobial Stewardship initiatives and risk management in the food sector
3.00 Afternoon Tea
3.30 From Solutions to Actions Hosts: SAAFE Directors, with leading AMR thinkers. A Q&A session looking to the future for cross-sectoral collaborative action on AMR in Australia and globally
4.30 Poster session and closing drinks An opportunity to network and discuss all things AMR. A call for poster presentations will be coming soon
6.30 End of day two