Approaching AMR as a One Health issue
Are you a researcher or student at UiO interested in antimicrobial resistance (AMR), interdisciplinarity and One Health? Join this seminar of the INFRA network!
Photo: Pexels/Gungur Cinar
Get inspiration from researchers that are drawing on One Health & systems thinking in their work on AMR, and contribute to our discussion on how we can work to integrate complex interdisciplinary understandings in education and research. We also look forward to launching the new unit at SHE called AntiMicrobials in Complex Systems (AMiCS).
The seminar is open to researchers and students who are involved or interested in interdisciplinary projects on AMR, but requires registration.
Please register here by Monday 22 August, 2022: https://nettskjema.no/a/273056
We encourage all participants to join us in person at Blindern, but for those who are unable to meet physically, please use this Zoom link and passcode to attend:
Meeting ID: 646 9795 7827
About the seminar
From microbiology to medical anthropology, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) can be studied and taught from various angles, but without interdisciplinarity there is a risk of representing only a few snapshots of what is a highly complex challenge. How can we work to integrate complex interdisciplinary understandings in education and research? In what ways can One Health based systems thinking provide insights to issues of sustainability? In this meeting of INFRA, we will discuss some of these questions and get inspiration from researchers that are drawing on such approaches in their work. We also look forward to launching that INFRA now is part of a larger AMR related unit at SHE Centre for Sustainable Healthcare Education.
09:00 – 09:20
Welcome, introductions and launch of AMR unit at SHE Centre for Sustainable Healthcare Education
Kristin Margrete Heggen, Professor and Director of SHE
Sundeep Sahay, Professor and Head of AMiCS at SHE
Glimpses of education and research in the network and beyond part 1:
09:20 – 09:35
Education and research on AMR – what do the vets say?
Yngvild Wasteson, Professor, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, NMBU
09:35 – 09:50
Involving citizens to reduce antibiotic use: An intersectional approach in co-producing AMR literacy in India
Arunima Mukherjee, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Informatics, UiO
09:50 – 10:05
Understanding institutional practices of making AMR data visible: Study from a public hospital in India
Yogita Thakral, Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Informatics, UiO
10:05 – 10:20 Coffee break
10:20 – 11:05
Closing the GAP – translating and implementing international AMR policy in low income settings
Salla Sariola, Academy Research Fellow and Lecturer, University of Helsinki
Salla Sariola is a sociologist based at the University of Helsinki. She is the Director of the Centre for the Social Study of Microbes at and a Finnish Academy Research Fellow in sociology. Her current research concerns human-microbial relations driven by the concern of increasing drug resistance while focusing in low income countries in particular. She is the author of four books and her past research has focused on feminist, queer and HIV activist movements in India and Kenya, hospitals of Sri Lanka, and rural laboratories in Benin and Burkina Faso, as well as fermentation enthusiasts in Finland the Northeast of India.
11:05 – 11:20 Coffee break
Glimpses of education and research in the network and beyond part 2:
11:20 – 11:35
Antimicrobial and AMR research and interventions among pastoral communities in Tanzania: What we have learnt so far
Peter Mangesho, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Health and Society, UiO
11:35 – 11:45
E-learning for medical students: "Practical challenges when treating infections with antibiotics"
Snorre Brundtland Sæveraas, Advisor, Antibiotic Centre for Primary Care
11:45 – 12:30
How can we better integrate complex interdisciplinary understandings of AMR in education at the Faculty of Medicine?
Moderated by Kristian Rødland, Associate Professor, UiO and Senior Medical Officer, NIPH
Introductory statements by:
Sine Grude, Medical student, UiO
Carolina Borges Rau Steuernagel, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Health and Society
Anne Kveim Lie, Associate Professor, Institute of Health and Society
12:30 – 13:00
Lunch and group photo
A light lunch will be provided for registered participants.
Interdisciplinary Forum for Research on Antimicrobial resistance (INFRA) is a research network at the University of Oslo that aims to advance and strengthen interdisciplinary collaboration and research on AMR. The network has recently become part of SHE Centre for Sustainable Healthcare Education. INFRA is coordinated by a group of researchers at the Institute of Health and Society and SHE, and aims to serve as a meeting point for national and international research activities on AMR across departments and disciplinary boundaries.