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Conference
Challenges in Addressing the Issue of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Lithuania
Agenda

27 October 2016
Hotel Crowne Plaza Vilnius
K. Čiurlionio str. 84, Vilnius

9.00 – 9.30 Registration of participants. Coffee
 

Chair:

Dr. Vidmantas Paulauskas, Deputy Director of the State Food and Veterinary Service

 

9.30 – 10.00 Opening of the Conference. Welcoming address

Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis,  EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety

Virginija Baltraitienė,  Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania

Dr. Audronė Astrauskienė, Deputy Director of the Public Health Supervision Department in the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania

Darius Remeika, Representative of Chamber of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania

Deividas Kliučinskas, Acting Director of the State Food and Veterinary Service

 

10.00 – 10.10 AMR situation in Europe, strategy and vision

Dr. Koen Van Dyck, Directorate General for Health and Food Safety of the European Commission, Head of Unit D3 – Bilateral International Relations

 

10.10 – 10.30 Responsible use of antibiotics

Dr. Rafael Laguens, President of the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe

 

10.30 – 11.00 Scientific risk assessment in the field of AMR and raising public awareness

Dr. Ernesto Liebana Criado, European Food Safety Authority, Team Leader in the Biological Hazards and Contaminants Unit

 

11.00 – 11.20 Coffee break

 

11.20 – 11.40 AMR situation in the human health sector

Prof. dr. Saulius Čaplinskas, Director of the Centre for Communicable Diseases and AIDS

 

11.40 – 12.00 Source related antimicrobial resistance of Campylobacter jejuni strains in Lithuania

Prof. dr. Mindaugas Malakauskas, Head of Food Safety and Quality Department at the Veterinary Academy under the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

 

12.00 – 13.30 Lunch
 

Chair:

Deividas Kliučinskas, Acting Director of the State Food and Veterinary Service

13.30 – 13.50 Reducing usage of antimicrobials in livestock: the Dutch approach

Dr. Hetty van Beers-Schreurs, Director of the Netherlands Veterinary Medicines Authority

 

13.50 – 14.10 From stable to table – the AMR situation in the field of animal health

Dr. Vidmantas Paulauskas, Deputy Director of the State Food and Veterinary Service

 

14.10 – 14.30 Guidelines for the use of antibiotics for milking cows in Denmark

Dr. Audrius Furmonavičius, an independent veterinary expert

 

14.30 – 14.50 Scientific research in the field of resistance of bacteria to antibiotics

Dr. Modestas Ružauskas, Senior Research Fellow at the Microbiological Research Laboratory of Institute of Microbiology and Virology under Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

 

14.50 – 15.10 Practical experience, challenges

Dr. Sigitas Japertas, Lithuanian Veterinary Association/

Šarūnas Badaras, Representative of Lithuanian Pig Producers’ Association

 

15.10 – 15.30 Practical experience, challenges

Viktoras Žebelovičius, KG Group/

Dr. Arūnas Rutkauskas, President of the Lithuanian Organic Beef Cattle Farmers’ Association.

 

15.30 – 15.40 Practical experience, challenges

Dr. Saulius Petkevičius,  Member of World’s Poultry Science Association, Member of the Board JSC “Putnu fabrika Kekava”

15.40 – 16.00 Questions – answers

Summarising (Wrap up)