Scientific symposium

"Antimicrobial resistance: a challenge for public and animal health"


June, 27th, 2023, 9 am - 12 am

Pacheco Center - Avenue Pacheco 13 – 1000 Brussels and via webinar


We are excited to invite you to this upcoming scientific symposium which will focus on antimicrobial use and resistance in animals and the impact on public health, animal health and environment.

The symposium will be held in Brussels and will also be accessible as a webinar. The participation is free of charge. Registration will be open soon, more information will become available on this website.


Registration from 9am

Posters with selected scientific communications will be displayed on site.

9h30    Welcome words of the chairman

9h35    Keynote presentation by Dr. Els Broens (Utrecht University): Antimicrobial stewardship in companion animals: why, what and how?

10h05   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)

10h25   Can improved farm biosecurity reduce the need for antimicrobials in food animals? A scoping review – Evelien Biebaut (Ghent University)

10h45   Coffee pause with poster session

11h15   Linezolid-resistant isolates in food-producing animals in Belgium – Dr. Cécile Boland (Sciensano)

11h35   Fluoroquinolone resistance in E. coli in the broiler production chain: the role of parent stock and hatchery – Moniek Ringenier (Ghent University)

11h55   Prevention of calf respiratory pathologies using a new herbal supplement: a preliminary study – Pauline Delhez, (RumeXperts)

12h15   Lunch with poster session

Participation is free of charge but registration is necessary via de the links below.




We welcome abstracts on the following topics (not exhaustive list): antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance in animals (mechanisms, spread, ….), antimicrobial stewardship in animals, prevention and control of antimicrobial resistant organisms, impact on public health, animal health and welfare and environment, …

Your abstract should not exceed 1 page (A4) length and should be sent as a .pdf form to the e-mail address

To submit an abstract for an oral or a poster presentation, please use the template provided underneath.

Submission was possible until April 21st 2023.

The abstract submission is CLOSED.

Authors will be notified on their acceptence for oral or poster presentation in the week of May 8th 2023.

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