International Conclave on AMR and Future of Antibiotics (ICAFA - 2023) SRM University, Andhra Pradesh, India. November 8-9, 2023

Authors: SRM University, Andhra Pradesh, India

GMPC TOP 2023. vol. 3, Iss. 2 pp:1-78
Doi: https://doi.org/10.51585/gtop.2023.2.0035

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Abstract:

Dear Esteemed Guests, Distinguished Speakers, Honourable Delegates, and all participants of the "International Conclave on AMR and Future of Antibiotics,"

It is a great pleasure to extend our warmest welcome to the International Conclave on AMR and Future of Antibiotics, organized by the Department of Biological Sciences, SRM University - AP, Andhra Pradesh, in collaboration with The AMR Insights, The Netherlands, Infection Control Academy of India (IFCAI), Federation of Asian Biotech Associations (FABA), and NITTE (Deemed to be University), Mangaluru. This conference is scheduled to take place at SRM University AP, Andhra Pradesh, on November 8 and 9, 2023. The conference addresses antimicrobial resistance issues and discusses antibiotic alternatives, which are paramount in our global healthcare landscape.
During this conference, leading experts worldwide and across India will join hands to combat AMR and enlighten young participants on the direction of research, policies, and the significance of antibiotic alternatives. We aim to bring together experts from UK Innovate, AMR Insights (The Netherlands), Global AMR Hub (Berlin, Germany), leading Indian experts, innovators, and stakeholders of the Andhra Pradesh state action plan for the containment of AMR. Andhra Pradesh is the fourth state in India to acknowledge the danger of AMR and proactively initiate steps toward its containment by releasing the Andhra Pradesh Action Plan for the Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance.
This conference will be held in a hybrid mode, with both in-person and virtual participants, facilitating the exchange of ideas, networking opportunities, education for the younger generation, and ensuring healthcare safety through policies, awareness, and action plans. Participants, both physical and online attendees, are now important social ambassadors in the fight against the surge of AMR.
This two-day conference will include keynote lectures, presentations by young scientists, panel discussions, poster and oral sessions, and interactive networking. The conference will comprise the following seven sessions: AMR in One Health, AMR and Environment, AMR and Omics, AMR – Action Plans and Policy, Alternatives to Antibiotics, AMR and Pathogen Strategies, and the Young Scientist Session.
In addition to the main conference event, on November 9, 2023, three roundtables with the themes: 1) One Health,
2)    Therapeutics and Vaccines, and 3) Diagnostics and Therapeutics, each lasting 90 minutes, will include experts from UK Innovate, representatives from the Andhra Pradesh Government departments involved in the state action plan, leading researchers from AIIMS Mangalagiri and other universities, and industrial partners. These roundtables will discuss several actions to be taken forward and list "Ten Mantras to Contain AMR Pathogens" – emergency response and action protocols.
We quote, " நோய்நாடி நோய்முதல் நாடி அதுதணிக்கும் வாய்நாடி வாய்ப்பச் செயல்" (Kural 948) – Thirukkural, which means diagnosing the root cause of disease, identifying the correct curing, and ensuring its success. Together, we can succeed in containing AMR. Once again, we are honored to welcome you to this unique conference, and let us work towards a safe future.

Keywords:

Antimicrobial Resistance, AMR, SRM University - Andhra Pradesh- India, The AMR Insights- Netherlands, IFCAI- India, Federation of Asian Biotech Associations (FABA), NITTE-Mangaluru

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