AMR Symposium | October 2-3, 2023

AMR Symposium | October 2-3, 2023


The University of Guelph’s One Health Institute, in collaboration with the Quadram Institute will be hosting a two-day, invitation-only AMR Symposium.

When: October 2-3, 2023

Where: The OAC Centennial Arboretum Centre at the University of Guelph

The purpose of the Symposium is to bring together academic and government (provincial and federal) researchers in Canada and elsewhere to discuss current research in AMR and also to develop practical approaches to enhance academic/government collaborations. 


RSVP by September 25, 2023


October 2, 2023

1:00 PMWelcome
– Rene Van Acker, Vice President Research, University of Guelph
1: 15 PMSymposium Objectives
– Lawrence Goodridge, University of Guelph
1:30 PMSession 1: International Perspectives on AMR
– Jeff Lejeune, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (Italy)
– Edward Topp, French National Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment (France)
– Alison Mather, Quadram Institute (United Kingdom)
– Scott Weese, University of Guelph (Canada)
2:30 PMCoffee Break and Networking
3:15 PMSession 2: One Health Approaches to AMR
– Rahat Zaheer, Agriculture and Agrifood Canada
– Derek Smith, Environment and Climate Change Canada
– Sandeep Tamber, Health Canada
– Herman Barkema, University of Calgary
4:15 PMCoffee Break and Networking
5:00 PMDinner

October 3, 2023

8:00 AMBreakfast
8:30 AMWelcome
9:00 AMSession 3: Academic Perspectives on AMR
– Rebecca Shapiro, University of Guelph
– Peter Stogios, University of Toronto
– Fahad Razak, University of Toronto
– Steven Djordjevic (Australia)
10:00 AMCoffee Break and Networking
10:45 AMSession 4: Genomics Approaches to AMR
– Catherine Carillo, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
– Michael Fruci, Agriculture and Agrifood Canada
– Andrew McArthur, McMaster University
– Erin Gill, Simon Fraser University
11:45 AMLunch
1:00 PMIntroduction to Round Table 1: Improving academic/government collaborations from a funding perspective
– Edward Topp, French National Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment (France)
– Alison Mather, Quadram Institute (United Kingdom)
1:30 PMRound Table 1: Academic/government funding
2:15 PMIntroduction to Round Table 2: Improving data sharing in academic/government research collaborations
– Carly Huitema, Agri-food Data Canada, University of Guelph
2:30 PMRound Table 2: Data sharing between academic and government researchers
3:15 PMRound Table wrap-up
4:15 PMSymposium closing


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