10/16/17 04:27

Regional Short-term Training on Antimicrobial Resistance

Tokyo, Japan, 16-24 October 2017

The Regional Short-term Training on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) was conducted by National Veterinary Assay Laboratory (NVAL), OIE Collaborating Center for Diagnosis and Control of Animal Diseases and Related Veterinary Products Assessment in Asia, with support of OIE RRAP. This training aimed to help trainees to 1) understand the AMR countermeasures in the fields of animal health, 2) to master detecting techniques of global concerned resistant-bacteria such as extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL) producing E. coli and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), 3) to master techniques for practical operational procedures in antimicrobial susceptibility testing according to the OIE code.

A total of 12 trainees participated in the training, 6 trainees from Bhutan, Mongolia, Myanmar, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Vietnam joined the pre-advanced course and 6 trainees from Cambodia, Chinese Taipei, Korea RO, Philippines, Thailand and Hong Kong SAR joined the advanced course. On 16-20 Oct, the pre-advanced course trainees were provided with the knowledge and hands-on training on Broth microdilution method, PCR assay for the detection of antibiotic resistance genes, agar dilution method, and Disk diffusion method. On 20-24 Oct, the advanced course participants were trained to master the method for identification of MRSA, ESBL producing E.coli and Broth microdilution method. They all got a chance to learn the AMR trends in salmonella and MRSA as well as current situation of Colistin resistance in food-producing animals.

On 19 Oct, all 12 trainees also attended the Antimicrobial Resistance Seminar: From food safety perspective, organised by NVAL jointly with consortium members of the OIE Collaborating Center on Food Safety,  Veterinary Public Health Center (Singapore), Research Center for Food Safety (University of Tokyo, Japan), Division of Health and Environment Sciences (Rakuno Gakuen University, Japan), inviting the experts from Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and Food Safety Commission of Japanese government.

This training was one of series of training organised by NVAL in collaboration with OIE RRAP since 2012.