Conference presentations now available

Conference presentations now available

Antibiotics and Farming: Prescriptions for change
14th April, Institute of Child Health, University College London

“It is tempting to look for win-win solutions, but the changes required will inevitably lead to a differential distribution of costs and benefits across different groups. This is ultimately a complex and political challenge, and we need to get the right balance between science, evidence, normative principles and ethics.” Concluding remarks by Dr David McCoy, Director of Medact

On the 14th April 2016, Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics and Medact jointly hosted a conference, bringing together multi-disciplinary stakeholders; from policy-makers, health professionals, livestock farmers and veterinarians, to scientists, civil-society and environmental groups, to explore practical steps to reduce farm antibiotic use.

The Alliance to Save our Antibiotics unveiled their new report at the conference, showing that the effectiveness of fluoroquinolone antibiotics, which are classified as critically important in human medicine, is being undermined by their continued use in poultry.

In the Media

The conference gained initial media coverage in The Guardian, Farmer’s Weekly, Global Meat News and the Grocer. Since it has re-featured in Farmer’s Weekly as well as being covered by Poultry World and Farm Business.

Conference content

To recap what happened on the day you can download the agenda and speaker biographies. Copies of the speakers presentations can also be accessed below: