5th International Symposium on the Environmental Dimension of Antibiotic Resistance

9–14 June 2019 • Hong Kong

5th International Symposium on the Environmental Dimension of Antibiotic Resistance

9–14 June 2019 • Hong Kong

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Poster abstracts are still welcome to be submitted to edar@conventus.de.

BASIC SCIENCE UNDERPINNING AMR

1. Natural resistome, selection and evolution
- Natural reservoirs of ARGs and MGEs in water, soil, and any native biota
- Selection, co-selection, sub-inhibitory concentration
- Evolutionary change, adaptations
- Cultivation/phenotype vs sequencing/genotype
- Bioinformatic or experimental studies aimed at new ARG discovery 

2. ARG genetic linkages, gene/plasmid mobility, HGT
- Plasmid ecology
- Gene mobility
- Metagenomic assembly, long reads
- Bioinformatics tools, databases, ARG nomenclature
- In silico analysis of ARGs in whole genome collection
- Single cell analyses

3. Environmental antibiotic chemistry, bioavailability, biodegradation, and metabolism
- Environmental conditions for selection
- Fate, transport and biotransformation of antibiotics
- Antibiotic residues in different environments and resource settings

ADVANCES IN CHARACTERIZING ENVIRONMENTAL SOURCES, CONSEQUENCES, STEWARDSHIP AND/OR MITIGATION

4. AMR/ARG sources, mitigation: terrestrial and agriculture
- Animal agriculture at different scales and resource settings
- Wildlife, pets
- Manure/sludge management, treatment, AMR ecology in manures/sludge
- Treated wastewater irrigation
- Horticultural uses
- ARG cycling via animal workers 

5. AMR/ARG sources, mitigation: water environments
- Municipal wastewater treatment
- Drinking water
- Recycled water
- Streams, lakes, sediments, estuaries, ocean

6. AMR/ARG sources, mitigation: aquaculture, production, hospitals, other
- Caged fish, shellfish
- Pharmaceutical wastewater and treatment technology
- Medical uses and disposal in different resource settings
- Hospital wastewater and treatment

LARGER SCALE STUDIES, HUMAN IMPACT, RISK, CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT

7. Assessment, mitigation, stewardship; human impact
- One-Health studies linking risk of AMR infection in humans to animal and environmental reservoirs
- Updates on multidrug resistant strains (superbugs) of environmental relevance, lessons learned
- Farm to fork AMR/food safety studies, outcome to humans

8. Risk scenarios, assessment, modelling
- Quantitative risk assessment, directions of AMR bacteria/gene flow
- Examples of risk evaluation and/or stewardship approaches in low and middle-income countries
- Modelling to evaluate fate, human exposure and transmission pathways
- Clinical evidences of potential exposure to environmental AMR

9. Consumer trends, public communication, engagement
- Studies of AMR and the consumer
- Communicating AMR, stewardship to the producer and consumer

PROGRAM/POLICY DIRECTIONS

10. National program, sector outcomes, policy, initiatives
- Larger scale studies by animal, fish, water treatment industry
- Outcomes from national programs to minimize AMR risk
- Regulatory, incentive perspectives, outcomes

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