One Health Antimicrobial Stewardship Conference - Alberta 2021

Conference Program

March 10-12, 2021

About the Conference

Mar. 10-12, 2021

The Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (ABVMA) is excited to announce the One Health Antimicrobial Stewardship Conference presented by the ABVMA with funding support from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. The 2021 event follows the 2016 ABVMA One Health Antimicrobial Workshop and strives to continue the momentum following the success of the Western Canadian One Health AMS Conference held in Regina, SK, in January 2019.


A Message from the Conference Chair

Simon Otto

Dr. Simon Otto

Assistant Professor, University of Alberta | Read Bio

Stewardship is paramount to preserving antimicrobials as a precious societal resource for animal and human health. We are very excited to host this conference to bring together experts and practitioners in the animal-human-environment space to promote a One Health approach to antimicrobial stewardship. We must integrate activities between our sectors to address antimicrobial resistance. Our slate of speakers includes Canadian and international experts that span human, animal and environmental antimicrobial resistance and stewardship research. We look forward to working with you to promote this conference.

Dr. Simon Otto is an Assistant Professor in the University of Alberta School of Public Health and the lead of the HEAT-AMR (Human-Environment-Animal Transdisciplinary AMR) Research Group (www.heat-amr.com). He holds a BSc (University of Calgary, 2000) and DVM (Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, 2002). He spent four years in mixed-animal practice in rural Ontario before going to the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, where he completed his PhD in Epidemiology (2011). He spent six years with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry where he worked on animal antimicrobial stewardship policy and surveillance. Dr. Otto’s research focuses on the One Health epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to generate knowledge to improve antimicrobial stewardship by promoting the One Health integration of AMR/antimicrobial use (AMU) surveillance. He co-leads, with the University of Saskatchewan, a Genome Canada Large Scale Applied Research Project, Genomic ASSETS (Antimicrobial Stewardship Systems from Evidence-based Treatment Strategies) for Livestock. He is the animal health co-chair of the Infection Prevention and Control Task Group for the Pan-Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan. He has also co-chaired the Antimicrobial Use in Animal Agriculture Committee (2012-2016) for the Canadian Council of Chief Veterinary Officers and is completing a project with the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease to review Canadian AMR and AMU surveillance.

Dr. Morgan Scott
Keynote speaker Morgan Scott

This year’s conference will offer experts in animal and human health fields and environmental science a platform to share leading practices in antimicrobial stewardship and provide evidence informed information for all participants.

Conference objectives:

Stewardship

Providing a forum for communication about antimicrobial stewardship across the animal, human and environmental sectors in Western Canada

Collaboration

Identifying opportunities for One Health collaboration in stewardship activities across the animal, human and environmental sectors

Understanding

Improving One Health understanding of the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) challenges facing animal, human and environmental health

Awareness

Improving awareness of the implications of recent AMR and antimicrobial stewardship research and policy have for front line practice

Informing

Informing antimicrobial stewardship practices by the human, animal and environmental sectors using evidence-based knowledge

Schedule at a Glance

Session #1:Antimicrobial Stewardship – The Big Picture
Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Time Topic Speaker
8:00 - 8:05 a.m. Introduction & Opening Remarks Dr. Simon Otto, Conference Chair | Read Bio
8:10 - 8:30 a.m. Greetings from the Government of Alberta MLA Jackie Lovely for Honourable Devin Dreeshen, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Keynote:
Challenging Assumptions for Antimicrobial Stewardship for Human and Animal Health

Session Details
Dr. Morgan Scott | Read Bio
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. CCA Report on AMR in Canada
Socioeconomic Case for Stewardship
Session Details
Dr. David Patrick, BC Centre for Disease Control | Read Bio
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Alberta's AMR Strategy
Session Details
Dr. Keith Lehman | Read Bio
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Pan-Canadian AMR Action Plan
Session Details
Dr. Howard Njoo, Public Health Agency of Canada | Read Bio
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Stewardship – The Big Picture
The Environmental Dimension of Antibiotic Resistance and its Mobilization
Session Details
Dr. Chris Yost, University of Regina | Read Bio
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Questions and Panel Discussion Dr. Morgan Scott | Read Bio
Dr. David Patrick | Read Bio
Dr. Howard Njoo | Read Bio
Dr. Chris Yost | Read Bio
Dr. Keith Lehman | Read Bio

Moderator: Dr. Simon Otto | Read Bio
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Trainee Presentations
All trainee research abstract presentations will be available online for viewing. All trainee abstracts and presentations will compete for prizes and the winners will be given the opportunity to present live via zoom during the conference. During this session, five successful trainees will present with time for Q & A from attendees.
1:00 p.m. Wrap up Dr. Simon Otto, Conference Chair | Read Bio

Session #2:Antimicrobial Stewardship Challenges
Thursday, March 11, 2021

Time Topic Speaker
8:00 - 8:05 a.m. Introduction and recap from day one Dr. Simon Otto, Conference Chair | Read Bio
8:05 - 8:15 a.m. Greetings from the Government of Alberta Honourable Jason Nixon, Minister of Environment and Parks
8:15 - 10:00 a.m.

Rapid Fire: Stewardship Challenges From Specific Sectors
Challenging the status quo

Multiple speakers
8:15 - 8:30 a.m. Removing Barriers to Antimicrobial Stewardship in Companion Animal Medicine
Session Details
Dr. Emily Feyes, Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine | Read Bio
8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Dairy Selective Dry Cow Tx.
Session Details
Dr. Kayley McCubbin, University of Calgary-Faculty of Veterinary Medicine | Read Bio
8:45 - 9:00 a.m. Opportunities and Barriers for Stewardship in the Swine Industry
Session Details
Dr. Egan Brockhoff, Prairie Swine Health Services | Read Bio
9:00 - 9:15 a.m. Responsible Antibiotic Use
Chicken Farmers of Canada’s Strategy
Session Details
Steve Leech, Chicken Farmers of Canada | Read Bio
9:15 - 9:30 a.m. Equine Practice
Session Details
Dr. Gillian Haanen, Moore Equine | Read Bio
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Opportunities and Barriers for Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Aquaculture Industry
Session Details
Dr. Patrick Whittaker, Grieg Seafood | Read Bio
9:45 - 10:00 a.m. Current and Future Options for Improved Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Beef Industry for BRD and Liver Abscess Management
Session Details
Dr. Guillaume Lhermie, University of Calgary–Faculty of Veterinary Medicine | Read Bio
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 12:00 p.m.

Rapid Fire Continued: Stewardship Challenges From Specific Sectors (continued)
Challenging the status quo

Multiple speakers
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Diagnostic and Treatment, UTI Stewardship
Session Details
Darren Pasay, Alberta Health Services-Pharmacy Services | Read Bio
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Long Term Care UTI Stewardship
Session Details
Dr. Patrick Quail, Alberta Health Services | Read Bio
10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Human Hospital Stewardship
Session Details
Dr. Miranda So, University Health Network | Read Bio
11:00 - 11:15 a.m. Primary Care Stewardship
Session Details
Dr. Kevin Schwartz, Public Health Ontario | Read Bio
11:15 - 11:30 a.m. Antibiotics – Translating Data for Action
Session Details
Fizza Gilani, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta | Read Bio
11:30 - 11:45 a.m. Do Bugs Need Drugs? – Recent Initiatives and Focus
Session Details
Simon Habegger, Alberta Health Services-Do Bugs Need Drugs? | Read Bio
11:45 - 12:00 p.m. Antimicrobial Stewardship Barriers in Human Pharmacy: We’re all in this together
Session Details
Margaret Gray, Alberta Health Services - Pharmacy Services | Read Bio
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Trainee Presentations
All trainee research abstract presentations will be available online for viewing. All trainee abstracts and presentations will compete for prizes and the winners will be given the opportunity to present live via zoom during the conference. During this session, five successful trainees will present with time for Q & A from attendees.
1:00 p.m. Wrap up Dr. Simon Otto, Conference Chair

Session #3:The Vision for Antimicrobial Stewardship: How do we move forward?
Friday, March 12, 2021

Time Topic Speaker
8:00 - 8:05 a.m. Introduction and recap from day two Dr. Simon Otto, Conference Chair | Read Bio
8:05 - 8:15 a.m. Greetings from the Government of Alberta Honourable Doug Schweitzer, Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation
8:15 - 9:15 a.m.

Social Science - How do we influence people to change?

8:15 - 8:45 a.m. Systems Barriers
Session Details
Dr. Ellen Goddard, University of Alberta
8:45 - 9:15 a.m. What Makes Us Tick: Psychosocial Drivers for Antimicrobial Prescribing Behavior
Session Details
Dr. Cora-Mihaela Constantinescu, Alberta Children’s Hospital | Read Bio
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

What is the vision for antimicrobial stewardship?

9:15 - 9:45 a.m. International Perspective on Animal Health Regulatory Initiatives to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance
Session Details
Dr. Sarah Thompson, Canadian Food Inspection Agency | Read Bio
9:45 - 10:15 a.m. Pharmaceutical Industry
Session Details
Dr. Robert Tremblay, Boehringer-Ingelheim | Read Bio
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Environment
Session Details
Dr. Meghan Frost-Davis, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health | Read Bio
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. What is the Vision for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Human Medicine: Disruption, Growth, and Progress
Session Details
Dr. Lynora Saxinger, Alberta Health Services, University of Alberta | Read Bio
11:30 - 12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
What is the vision for antimicrobial stewardship?
Dr. Ellen Goddard
Dr. Cora Constantinescu
Dr. Sarah Thompson
Dr. Robert Tremblay
Dr. Meghan Frost-Davis
Dr. Lynora Saxinger

Moderator: Dr. Simon Otto, Conference Chair
12:30 p.m. Wrap up Dr. Simon Otto, Conference Chair

Session Details/Speaker Biographies

Dr. Simon Otto

Dr. Simon Otto, PhD, DVM, BSc

University of Alberta | Read Bio
Introduction & Opening Remarks

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 8:00 - 8:05 a.m.


Questions and Panel Discussion - Moderator

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.


Wrap up

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 1:00 p.m.


Introduction and recap from day one

Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 8:00 - 8:05 a.m.


Wrap up

Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 1:00 p.m.


Introduction and recap from day two

Friday, March 12, 2021 | 8:00 - 8:05 a.m.


Wrap up

Friday, March 12, 2021 | 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Morgan Scott

Dr. Morgan Scott

Texas A & M University | Read Bio
Keynote: Challenging Assumptions for Antimicrobial Stewardship for Human and Animal Health

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 8:30-9:00 a.m.

Globally, there exists a wide range of policies, both written and unwritten, that govern the actual use of antimicrobials. Those factors that affect usage patterns range from the glaringly obvious, such as legislative restrictions and the constraining economics of health and production (i.e., for animals), to the less obvious, such as social norms and a sense of moral duty and trust. These, in turn, can help to explain varying usage patterns among various healthcare professionals within any given set of regulations or economic conditions. Adding to the complexity are the various economies (i.e., monetary, political, and moral) as well as the often-conflicting interests and concerns of a wide variety of individuals and groups, ranging from the pharmaceutical (and agricultural production) sectors, through to the patient, client, consumer and health care advocacy realm. Setting boundaries on the limits of discussion by framing the issue of antimicrobial stewardship either as a strictly scientific one or else as an entirely economic one will necessarily alienate and marginalize persons and groups with legitimate concerns. Less inclusive policy decision-making processes are unlikely to result in sustainable and defensible long-term solutions

It is clear, therefore, that three major themes must be addressed: 1) that a systems­based approach to solving complex problems such as AMR is needed, 2) that there must be engaged discussion and dialogue, preferably leading to consensus, about the best ways to design, conduct, and analyze studies and report data that inform and lead to development of stewardship programs, and 3) that a broader range of disciplines and stakeholders need to be engaged in discussions on this subject in hopes of implementing broadly acceptable and effective policies in the future. The One Health nature of this challenging and wicked problem, along with its overwhelming moral imperative to preserve antimicrobial effectiveness into the future through proper ethical conduct today, help wrest the deliberations over what constitutes 'judicious' or appropriate use from the usual decision makers (e.g., physician/patient; veterinarian/client) and hand them over to a much broader set of non-traditional stakeholders.


Questions and Panel Discussion

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Dr. David Patrick

Dr. David Patrick

BC Centre for Disease Control | Read Bio
CCA Report on AMR in Canada – Socioeconomic Case for Stewardship

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.


Questions and Panel Discussion

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Dr. Keith Lehman

Dr. Keith Lehman

Chief Provincial Veterinarian, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry | Read Bio
Alberta’s AMR Strategy

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

This presentation will provide an overview of work that went into development of Alberta’s provincial antimicrobial resistance strategy including engagement of numerous stakeholders throughout the process as well as considerations for continuing with its implementation.

Dr. Howard Njoo

Dr. Howard Njoo

Public Health Agency of Canada | Read Bio
Pan-Canadian AMR Action Plan

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Update on progress

Dr. Chris Yost

Dr. Chris Yost

University of Regina | Read Bio
Stewardship – The Big Picture
The Environmental Dimension of Antibiotic Resistance and its Mobilization

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

What role does the environment play in AMR gene reservoirs? How do mobile genetic elements contribute to the evolution of AMR in the environment, and how can we use genomics technologies to address the risks of AMR in the environment. Informed by these approaches, what are AMR mitigation strategies for the environment?


Questions and Panel Discussion

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Dr. Emily Feyes

Dr. Emily Feyes

Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine | Read Bio
Removing Barriers to Antimicrobial Stewardship in Companion Animal Medicine

Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 8:15 - 8:30 a.m.

The AVMA has highlighted antimicrobial stewardship as a tool that can be used to promote judicious use of antimicrobial drugs and improve infection control in veterinary clinical practice, however, it has not been widely implemented in veterinary medicine. In this session we will discuss identified barriers to the development and implementation of these programs in companion animal medicine as well as approaches to overcome them.

Dr. Kayley McCubbin

Dr. Kayley McCubbin

University of Calgary–Faculty of Veterinary Medicine |Read Bio
Dairy Selective Dry Cow Tx.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 8:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Mastitis prevention and treatment, including antimicrobial dry cow therapy, accounts for the vast majority of antimicrobial use on Canadian dairy farms. Therefore, selective dry cow therapy is an important method to increase antimicrobial stewardship in the Canadian dairy industry. The current uptake of selective dry cow therapy, impacts on cattle health, production, and antimicrobial resistance, as well as barriers to implementation are discussed

Dr. Egan Brockhoff

Dr. Egan Brockhoff

Prairie Swine Health Services | Read Bio
Opportunities and Barriers for Stewardship in the Swine Industry

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 8:45 - 9:00 a.m.

From Regional Influenza Vaccination to Enhanced Biosecurity, efforts, opportunities and challenges with AMU.

Dr. Steve Leech

Steve Leech

Chicken Farmers of Canada |Read Bio
Responsible Antibiotic Use: Chicken Farmers of Canada’s Strategy

Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 9:00 - 9:15 a.m.

This presentation will focus on Chicken Farmers of Canada’s antimicrobial use strategy including surveillance, reduction initiatives management practices and education. The opportunities and challenges of eliminating the preventive use of antibiotics in Categories I, II and III as defined by Health Canada will be discussed.

Dr. Gillian Haanen

Dr. Gillian Haanen

Moore Equine | Read Bio
Equine Practice

Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 9:15 - 9:30 a.m.

The equine clinical practice view point.

Dr. Patrick Whittaker

Dr. Patrick Whittaker

Grieg Seafood | Read Bio
Opportunities and Barriers for Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Salmon Farming Industry

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 9:30 - 9:45 a.m.

A clinician’s perspective on opportunities and challenges facing the salmon farming sector with respect to antibiotic usage, regulation, third party certifications and social license.

Dr. Guillaume Lhermie

Dr. Guillaume Lhermie

University of Calgary–Faculty of Veterinary Medicine | Read Bio
Current and Future Options for Improved Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Beef Industry for BRD and Liver Abscess Management

Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 9:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Optimizing AMU relies on clinical and pharmacological judicious practices, but also on economic socio-ecological and behavioral, determinants. Not considering all these determinants may explain failure of public policies to control AMU. In this presentation, I will depict how technical and non-technical options may enable a reduced AMU, without compromising the economic viability of the beef industry.

Darren Pasay

Darren Pasay

Alberta Health Services-Pharmacy Services | Read Bio
Diagnostic and Treatment, UTI Stewardship

Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 10:15 - 10:30 a.m.

Even with clear evidence to the contrary, urinary diagnostics are still prominently ordered in patients presenting without clinical signs or symptoms of a UTI. This leads to unwarranted antibiotic use and contributes to negative patient and system outcomes. This session will review the challenges experienced by the Appropriateness and Stewardship in Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Initiative in changing the "lore" surrounding urinary diagnostics and antibiotic prescribing, as well as look at potential solutions.

Dr. Patrick Quail

Dr. Patrick Quail

Alberta Health Services | Read Bio
Long Term Care UTI Stewardship

Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

This presentation will discuss challenges with stewardship as highlighted by the work done on the Choosing Wisely project on UTI management in long-term care (LTC).

Dr. Miranda So

Dr. Miranda So

University Health Network | Read Bio
Human Hospital Stewardship

Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 10:45 - 11:00 a.m.

The objective of this session is to describe the current landscape of antimicrobial stewardship programs in institutional settings. It will give an overview of the opportunities, and challenges on the horizon, given the current context of the COVID pandemic.

Dr. Kevin Schwartz

Dr. Kevin Schwartz

Public Health Ontario | Read Bio
Primary Care Stewardship

Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 11:00 - 11:15 a.m.

Fizza Gilani

Fizza Gilani

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta | Read Bio
CPSA Antimicrobial Utilization

Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 11:15 - 11:30 a.m.

To share recent reporting using Antibiotics utilization data and provide an overview of related CPSA initiatives.

Simon Habegger

Simon Habegger

Alberta Health Services - Do Bugs Need Drugs? | Read Bio
Bugs and Drugs

Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 11:30 - 11:45 a.m.

A review of new materials developed by Do Bugs Need Drugs?, and how they fit into a larger emphasis on AMS in primary health care.

Margaret Gray

Margaret Gray, BSP FCSHP

Alberta Health Services - Pharmacy Services | Read Bio
Antimicrobial Stewardship Barriers in Human Pharmacy: We’re all in this together

Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 11:45 - 12:00 a.m.

Pharmacists are the most accessible health care professionals. The pharmacists’ role in the care of patients has evolved to make best use of their medication management expertise. Success in stewardship activities hinges on integrated teams and access to patient and disease related data. What does the future hold for this role?

Dr. Ellen Goddard

Dr. Ellen Goddard

University of Alberta
Social Science - How do we influence people in livestock production to change? Systems and individual barriers and enablers.

Friday, March 12, 2021 | 8:15 - 8:45 a.m.

Antibiotic use in livestock production is the largest single use of antibiotics. Although certain uses of antibiotics in livestock production are rapidly being reduced, preventative uses (as opposed to therapeutic uses) might still be modified through changes in manager behaviour. Examples of a range of methods of encouraging changes in antibiotic use, including regulations, incentives, nudges will be provided. Data collected from Canadian livestock producers and veterinarians will be examined to illustrate Canadian specific barriers and enablers of potential change in antibiotic use.


Panel Discussion: What is the vision for antimicrobial stewardship?

Friday, March 12, 2021 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Cora-Mihaela Constantinescu

Dr. Cora-Mihaela Constantinescu

University of Calgary | Read Bio
What Makes Us Tick: Psychosocial Drivers for Antimicrobial Prescribing Behavior

Friday, March 12, 2021 | 8:45 - 9:15 a.m.


Panel Discussion: What is the vision for antimicrobial stewardship?

Friday, March 12, 2021 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Antimicrobial prescribing is an emotional and social act. Understanding the psychological and social factors that influence prescribing, can enable tailored Antimicrobial Stewardship programs and can fuel a more effective collaboration between stewards and stakeholders. In this session, we will explore these psychosocial factors and share some pragmatic approaches that can enhance the on the ground stewardship experience.

Dr. Sarah Thompson

Dr. Sarah Thompson

Canadian Food Inspection Agency | Read Bio
International Perspective on Animal Health Regulatory Initiatives to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

Friday, March 12, 2021 | 9:15 - 9:45 a.m.

Regulators globally recognize that antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major threat of increasing concern to human, animal and environmental health.

While international organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) continue to address and promote prudent antimicrobial use (AMU) and reducing AMR, there continues to be a lack of accepted international standards for use of antimicrobials in order to safeguard their efficacy.

In order to address rising AMR concerns, many countries have instituted domestic regulations and guidelines for AMU in animal health and agricultural systems.

However in an effort to shape global best practices, international regulators are now seeing the development of European regulations for veterinary medicines regarding AMU and AMR that would apply to international trading partners.

This shift to international regulations applicable to third countries is noticeable in the field of AMU and AMR as while it presents an area of stewardship opportunity, the impacts on differing global needs with respect to AMU and global trade networks remain unknown.


Panel Discussion: What is the vision for antimicrobial stewardship?

Friday, March 12, 2021 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Robert Tremblay

Dr. Robert Tremblay

Boehringer-Ingelheim | Read Bio
Pharmaceutical Industry

Friday, March 12, 2021 | 9:45 - 10:15 a.m.

Pharmaceutical companies are in a situation where they rely on income from the sale of their products while at the same time remaining vigilant that the use of their products, particularly antimicrobials, also carries a social responsibility. This responsibility extends well beyond the health, wellbeing and welfare of animals to the health and wellbeing of society. Aspects of this balance in product development and sales will be discussed.


Panel Discussion: What is the vision for antimicrobial stewardship?

Friday, March 12, 2021 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Meghan Frost-Davis

Dr. Meghan Frost-Davis

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health | Read Bio
Environment

Friday, March 12, 2021 | 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.


Panel Discussion: What is the vision for antimicrobial stewardship?

Friday, March 12, 2021 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Lynora Saxinger

Dr. Lynora Saxinger

Alberta Health Services, University of Alberta | Read Bio
What is the Vision for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Human Medicine: Disruption, Growth, and Progress

Friday, March 12, 2021 | 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

A long view of human antimicrobial stewardship development (including surveillance and program development) shows area of real progress (with seeming plateaus), and areas where we see need, but do not yet have traction and momentum. We will think about the experience with legislative and regulatory approaches, the real world tensions between good intentions and resources, and the possibilities of different and innovative approaches to both implement stewardship and further engage the public and policymakers.


Panel Discussion: What is the vision for antimicrobial stewardship?

Friday, March 12, 2021 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

General Information

Accepted Trainee Abstract Presenters:

Please visit the abstract section for details on preparing for the conference.

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Who Should Attend?

  • Veterinary health practitioners (e.g., veterinarians, technologists)
  • Human health practitioners (e.g., physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, dentists, pharmacists, infection control professionals)
  • Diagnostic laboratory professionals in the animal, human and environmental sectors
  • Agriculture industry, service providers and commodity associations
  • Organizations that advocate for human patients (e.g., Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Patient and Family Advisory Group)
  • Antimicrobial stewardship policy decision-makers (e.g., government and professional associations)
  • Water and environment regulators
  • Environmental assessment businesses and staff
  • Academia (faculty and graduate students)

Registration Information

Session Information:

  • All sessions are in mountain standard time (MST).
  • All presentations will be recorded, and will be available to attendees on-demand for one month following the conference (until April 9, 2021).
  • Conference registration is complimentary and includes access to all three days.
  • CE Certificates will be emailed after the conference. Each day qualifies for four hours of approved CE credit for veterinarians and veterinary technologists.
  • CE certificates will be provided to attendees for live attendance only. On-demand viewing of the sessions after the event does not qualify for CE credit.
  • Session attendance reports will be used to confirm attendance in order to issue CE certificates accurately. Please contact the ABVMA if you have questions.

Virtual Access

Pre-registered delegates (registrations received prior to March 5, 2021):

  • An email with credentials to log in to the virtual event platform will be sent to you by [email protected] on Monday, March 8, 2021. Please watch your email and junk/spam folders. This platform will serve as your one-stop location to participate in the conference.
  • If you do not receive an email by Tuesday, March 9, 2021, please email: [email protected] and cc: [email protected]

On-site delegates (registrations received after March 9, 2021):

  • An email with credentials to log in to the virtual event platform will be sent to you by [email protected] following completion of your registration. Please watch your email and junk/spam folders. This platform will serve as your one-stop location to participate in the conference. *Please note there may be a slight delay in receiving the credential email.
  • If you do not receive an email within 1-2 hours, please email: [email protected] and cc: [email protected]</li>
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About the Organizers

Alberta Veterinary Medical Association

Our Vision

Healthy animals and people in a healthy environment


Our Mission

Serving the public by regulating, enhancing and providing leadership in the practice of the profession of veterinary medicine in Alberta

The ABVMA is the professional regulatory organization responsible for regulating the practice of veterinary medicine in the province of Alberta under the authority of the Veterinary Profession Act.

Antimicrobial stewardship is a strategic priority for the ABVMA. Several communications activities related to this project are underway intended to educate and inform the public, producers and professionals of the importance of stewardship activities with an aim towards reducing and using antimicrobials more effectively.

The 2021 conference will provide a One Health environment to educate stakeholders and provide networking opportunities across the human, environmental and animal health sectors.

Learn more about ABVMA at:
https://www.abvma.ca/

Trainee Abstract Presenters
Preparing for the conference

  1. Attend the Trainee Abstract Orientation: an orientation on how to set up your space will be held at 9 a.m. MST on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. Watch your email for an invitation to attend. A recorded version of the session will be made available following the session for those who were unable to attend.
  2. Set up your Abstract Presentation space: the link to set up your space will be emailed to you on Feb. 2, 2021. You may set up your space before or after the orientation session. Deadline to finalize the set-up of your Abstract Presentation space is Feb. 19, 2021.
  3. Register to attend the conference: using the “Register Now” button. Select “Trainee Abstract Presenter” from the registration type drop-down menu. You must register for the conference in order to attend the sessions on March 10, 11 and 12, 2021.

Call for Abstracts

The Program Planning Committee of the 2021 Virtual One Health Antimicrobial Stewardship Conference invites interested people to submit abstracts or update previously submitted abstracts related to all aspects of antimicrobial stewardship in Animal Health, Public Health and/or Environmental Health. Trainees are encouraged to submit abstracts, even for work in progress. Our aim is to highlight current research that informs antimicrobial stewardship as well as programs or knowledge translation activities that are active in this area.

Trainees are expected to be currently enrolled in an internship, residency, technical program, undergraduate degree, graduate studies or postdoctoral fellowship at an accredited educational institution. This includes trainees in animal health technology, veterinary medicine, science, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, agriculture, policy, biological sciences, social sciences and other related disciplines.

Instead of a poster session, the conference will feature short (10-minute) oral presentations submitted in advance as videos with slides. These videos will be available for viewing by all conference attendees. There will also be a platform for questions and answers.

Trainees with accepted abstracts will participate in a video presentation competition. There are cash prizes to be won! Winning videos will be chosen for short oral presentations during the main conference.


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Important Dates:

Abstract Due Date: Jan. 15, 2021
Acceptance Notification: Feb. 3, 2021

Conference: March 10-12, 2021 (Virtual)


Abstract Submission Guidelines

Format: 

  • Title
  • Authors and affiliations; please indicate presenting and corresponding author(s)
  • Structure:
    • Introduction
    • Material and methods
    • Results or anticipated results
    • Conclusions or anticipated important conclusions
  • 500-word limit excluding title, authors and affiliations
  • Figures can be included: each figure will count for 50 words (figure captions counttowards the abstract word count).
  • If tables are included, their text will count towards the total word count.
  • English language only
  • Black 12-point Times New Roman font, single-spaced
  • The abstract should be in a MS Word document, with one-inch page margins (all sides)
  • Include a 250 character Tweet that can be sent out during the conference thatsummarizes the abstract, and that includes the following hashtags: #OneHealth#AntimicrobialStewardship (hashtags count towards the character count; the Tweetdoes not count towards the abstract word count)
  • Indicate if the presenter is a postdoctoral fellow, PhD Student, Masters Student,Undergraduate Student, AHT student, intern, resident, etc.
  • Indicate if you are interested in being considered for student presentation (oral andposter) awards and/or travel sponsorship.

Submission:

Please submit your abstract as a word document to: [email protected]

Please put “abstract submission” in the email subject line, and label the abstract document with your first and last name.  

You will be notified within three business days that your abstract submission has been received. Any inquiries about abstracts can be directed to: [email protected]

Accepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings.

Video Presentations::

  • Videos will be available for conference participants to view during the conference.
  • Presenters will be asked to be available for specific question and answer periods.Detailed information will be sent out to authors.

Oral Presentations at Conference::

  • Several videos will be chosen for 12-minute presentations during the conference. 

Questions? Please contact [email protected]


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Thank you to our valuable partners.

One Health at University of Calgary
One Health Consortium
National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases
University of Alberta School of Public Health

At the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases, we specialize in forging connections between those who generate and those who use infectious disease public health knowledge. Working across disciplines, sectors and jurisdictions, NCCID is uniquely situated to facilitate the creation and operation of networks and partnerships. From policy to practice, we’re able to build bridges between those with infectious disease questions, those with answers, and those in a position to act on the evidence.

In our AMR-focused project area, we work with partners to mobilize stakeholders, foster coordinated action, respond to gaps and inequities in programs, and highlight the One Health approach to AMR.

NCCID is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada and hosted by the University of Manitoba.