The AVA Annual Conference is the nation’s premier veterinary event, covering all fields of veterinary science and in 2017 brought together over 920 veterinary professionals and 115 exhibitors.

We hope you will join us for the 2018 AVA Annual Conference in Brisbane, 13-18 May.    
Visit conference.ava.com.au to register.    To download a pdf file of the entire program click here.
Monday, May 14 • 8:15am - 9:15am
Antimicrobial Resistance: Ongoing challenges and opportunities

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is recognised as a serious, long-term threat to human and animal health that also has major economic consequences. Since 2001, there have been concerted international efforts towards a unified approach to the management of AMR. As a result, the human and animal health sectors around the globe have directed significant resources to protect against the harmful effects of AMR, and to raise awareness in their communities. In Australia, there has been a substantial collaborative effort to address AMR at the national level. Since 2015, the National Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2015–2019 has brought together diverse groups from the human health, animal health and agri-food sectors. The first National Progress Report on the Implementation Plan for the National AMR Strategy 2015–2019 was released in November 2017, demonstrating our achievements and identifying current and future work. Given the complexity of the issue , continued and strengthened national One Health partnerships amongst the animal, human and environment health sectors, and at regional and international levels, are essential. The Australian veterinary and animal health sector plays a key role in addressing AMR to ensure ongoing access to antimicrobials for veterinary use and ongoing export market access.

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Mark Schipp

Chief Veterinary Officer, Department of Agriculture and Water resources
Mark Schipp was appointed Australian Chief Veterinary Officer in 2011. In 2012 he was elected to the OIE Council and in 2015 was elected Vice President of the OIE General Assembly. He is chair of Wildlife Health Australia management committee and chair of Animal Health Committee... Read More →

Monday May 14, 2018 8:15am - 9:15am
Plaza P1 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre