Multi‐sectoral Stakeholder Meeting on AMR/AMU Surveillance

On January 22nd and 23rd, 2019, the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) brought together stakeholders from human health and animal health/agri‐food to discuss an overarching vision and a common approach to One Health surveillance in Canada, and to identify what needs to be done to achieve that vision. The meeting was intended to be a key step informing the development of a forthcoming Pan‐Canadian Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance and a blueprint for One Health surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and use (AMU).

The specific objectives of the meeting were: 

1) To confirm a vision and objectives for a One Health approach to AMR and AMU surveillance;

2) To validate current and potential AMR and AMU surveillance actions across sectors and