Scientific symposium

"Antimicrobial resistance: a challenge for public health, animal health and the environment"


With gratitude and great enthousiasm we look back at this first scientific symposium, gathering many participants enjoying presentations about all subjects related to antimicrobial use and resistance.

The symposium was held in Brussels (Pacecho center) on the 27th of June 2023.

Webinar, abstract book and posters can be found below.

Re-watch the webinar here!

Part I:

- Keynote presentation by Dr. Els Broens (Utrecht University): Antimicrobial stewardship in companion animals: why, what and how?

- First Belgian report of ertapenem resistance in an ST11 Klebsiella pneumoniae strain isolated from a dog carrying blaSCO-1 and blaDHA-1 combined with permeability defects – Hanne Debergh (Sciensano)

- Can improved farm biosecurity reduce the need for antimicrobials in food animals? A scoping review – Evelien Biebaut (Ghent University)

Part II:

- Linezolid-resistant isolates in food-producing animals in Belgium – Dr. Cécile Boland (Sciensano)

- Fluoroquinolone resistance in E. coli in the broiler production chain: the role of parent stock and hatchery – Moniek Ringenier (Ghent University)

- Prevention of calf respiratory pathologies using a new herbal supplement: a preliminary study – Léonard Théron, (RumeXperts)


Find below the presentation of our guest speaker Dr. Els Broens from Utrecht University.


Find here the abstract book of the scientific symposium


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