Ludhiana 09 July 2018-Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences (GADVASU), Ludhiana will be organizing an “International Workshop on Antimicrobial Resistance and Strategies for its Mitigation” in collaboration with Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and other Developing Countries (NAM S & T Centre), New Delhi at Department of Veterinary Microbiology from 10-13th July, 2018. While giving details, Dr. A. S. Nanda, Vice Chancellor of GADVASU informed that the systematic misuse and overuse of antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs in human and Veterinary medicine and food production have put every nation at risk. Effective antimicrobial drugs are essential for protecting patients from potentially fatal diseases and ensuring that surgery and chemotherapy could be provided. Around 20 scientists from 15 countries including India are participating in the event, which includes microbiologists, immunologists, virologists, biotechnologists and biochemists working in the academic and research institutions, government departments and ministries and industries of the developing countries from Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mayanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Palestine, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Zambia.

Dr. T. S. Rai, Organizing Secretary and Professor cum Head, Department of Veterinary Microbiology said that the participating scientists will have scientific discussions through lectures on the global problem of antimicrobial resistance among bacteria which is posing a serious threat to human and animal health and economy because the resistance can pass through genes to other bacteria present in environment, animals or humans. They will also discuss about various strategies for mitigation of the development of resistance among bacteria which may include legislative control measures to avoid the misuse of the antibiotics in both human and veterinary sectors.