Events 03/04/21 / 03/05/21 Asia Pacific Workshop on AMR (Online)

Event Information


Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is a global challenge that is particularly acute in the Asia-Pacific Region.
This workshop aims to provide a scientific basis for the establishment of a trans-Pacific AMR coordinating mechanism as an element of the One Health approach.

Public funding institutions from the East Asia Summit participating countries (now forming e-ASIA Member Organizations) and researchers have discussed potential value and possibility of forming a coordinating mechanism to facilitate information sharing on AMR programs, policies, and strategies across countries in the Asia-Pacific Region.

In the meantime, on the policy side, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MoHW) in Japan and the Western Pacific Regional Office of WHO (WPRO) have held several AMR policy discussions within the context of the One Health Approach in order to initiate the development of a regional policy network. In April 2017, the Japan’s first action plan on AMR was established at the Ministerial Conference and the Tokyo AMR One-Health Conference has been held biannually with many participants from several sectors such as high officials from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) of the United Nations and World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

With these backgrounds, AMED has invited various experts in the field of AMR in this region, including participants of the Tokyo AMR One-Health Conference 2021, in order to promote seamless cooperation and discussion, considering scientific and policy perspectives.

  1. To share information on current AMR research activities and to identify priorities for future AMR research in the Asia-Pacific Region, including priorities for the future e-ASIA Joint Research Program focused on AMR.
  2. To facilitate scientific and policy discussions about steps regional governments can take to improve regional collaboration and to better understand and address AMR in the region – within the One Health approach.


Asia Pacific Workshop on AMR

Date & Time

03/04/21 Thu 10:00-12:00 
03/05/21 Fri 10:00-12:00


Online event : Live stream of the event will be shown to all participants. The live streaming page will be announced by e-mail after registration.

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Day 1: March 4th, 2021
JST Program
10:00 Welcome Remarks
Brief Overview of Objectives of AMR Workshop
10:10 Keynote SpeechⅠ:AMR in Asia Pacific Region
Keynote Speech Ⅱ:TATFAR and the Value of Networking
10:40 SessionⅠ: AMR in One Health
Three lectures by speakers from Thailand, China, and Japan

PANEL DISCUSSION: Strategies to Prevent or Reduce AMR in One Health

Discussion Points :
1. Current Issues of AMR Impacting on Human Health
2. Global Collaboration towards the One Health Approach in AMR

Day 2: March 5, 2021
JST Program
10:00 Reviewing Day 1
10:00 SessionⅡ: Global AMR and Regional AMR Coordination
Two lectures by speakers from Myanmar and the Philippines
10:30 Lecture: US engagement in international AMR activities
10:45 SessionⅢ: Strategies for Improving Antimicrobial Drug Development
Four lectures by speakers from Switzerland, New Zealand, JAPAN, and Australia

PANEL DISCUSSION: Strategies to Prevent or Reduce AMR in One Health

Discussion Points:
3. Key Strategies for Solving AMR Problems
4. Future Directions for AMR Research and Coordination with Relevant Activities

11:50 Closing: Brief Summary of Discussions and Next Steps

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Last updated 02/08/21