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DAFM Conference 2014

On 24 November 2014, the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, TD, hosted a conference to bring increased focus to the issue of AMR. The conference which was held in Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy, featured a wide range of speakers on the topic of AMR ranging from a human health perspective through consumer expectations to a farmer and veterinary viewpoint.  The programme also had an international element with speakers from Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands, who presented on their experience in addressing various dimensions of the antimicrobial resistance issue in their countries.  The presentations are available by clicking on the links below.

AMR and human health - Dr Dearbhaile Morris, National University of Ireland, Galway (pdf 10,102Kb) 

AMR Collective action required by all in the Irish Agrifood Sector to address this global societal problem - Martin Blake Chief Veterinary Officer, DAFM (pdf 3,393Kb) 

AMR Surveillance in the DAFM Laboratory Service - Rosemary Slowey, DAFM Laboratory Services (pdf 973Kb) 

AMR - Meeting Consumer expectations re antibiotics - Mr Aidan Cotter, CEO, Bord Bia (pdf 3,237Kb) 

AMR- Pharmaceutical Industry view - Brendan Barnes, APHA (pdf 647Kb) 

AMR Producer View - John Comer President ICMSA (pdf 259Kb) 

AMR-Veterinary view - Dr Joe Collins, Chairman of VI Working Group on AMR (pdf 1,515Kb) 

AMR- dairy industry view - Donal O'Sullivan, Cooperative Animal Health (pdf 1,346Kb) 

AMR- meat sector view - Jimmy O Connor, Technical manager Rosderra (pdf 833Kb) 

The farmer's role and management options - Mr Gwyn Jones (Copa-Cogeca and Epruma) (pdf 706Kb) 

The Danish Approach for the prudent use of anti-microbials; a pig sector case study - Pia Conradsen (Denmark) (pdf 2,119Kb) 

The Dutch Approach for the prudent use of anti-microbials; the secrets to success - Dr Hetty Van Beers-Scheurs (NL VMA) (pdf 1,693Kb) 

Biosecurity Biocheck a risk-based biosecurity scoring system - Ms Merel Postna (Ghent University, Belgium) (pdf 2,665Kb) 

Nutritional alternatives to antibiotics - Cormac O'Shea, UCD (pdf 1,456Kb) 

How veterinary practitioners in Ireland can contribute to the prudent use of antibiotics - Paul Spillane MVB MRCVS.xps (2,147Kb)