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European Antibiotics Awareness Day (EAAD): 18 November

Highlighting the animal health UK Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Summit.

To highlight European Antibiotics Awareness Day on 18 November 2014, the Veterinary Medicines Directorate has organised an animal health UK Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Summit.

The aim is to reinforce the livestock industry’s commitment in the battle against antibiotic resistance: moving from raising awareness to action at national level.

Senior leaders representing major animal health and livestock production organisations will be attending.

The event is being hosted by Professor the Lord Trees of the Ross, Member of the House of Lords, Nigel Gibbens, the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer and Professor Peter Borriello, CEO, Veterinary Medicines Directorate.

George Eustice MP (Defra Minister for farming, food and marine environment) and Dr Felicity Harvey ( Director General for Public Health, Department of Health) will both be speaking at the event.