EU Efforts and Transatlantic Cooperation in Combating Antimicrobial Resistance
8:30 a.m. Breakfast served
9:00 a.m. Keynote address and discussion
10:00 a.m. Event concludes
Please join us for a conversation with H.E. Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, for a discussion on transatlantic Antimicrobial Resistance cooperation. Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is the ability of microorganisms to resist antimicrobial treatments, especially antibiotics. The EU and the United States recognize AMR as a serious threat to public health worldwide and have created the Transatlantic Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance (TATFAR) to coordinate efforts in the fight against AMR. In this discussion, we will reflect on the achievements of TATFAR and the way ahead for EU-U.S. cooperation in this vital endeavor.
This event is made possible through support of the European Union through the EU Policy Outreach Partnership.