ICOHAR 2019 is organized by the ESCMID Study Group for Veterinary Microbiology (ESGVM) and is supported by the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious diseases (ESCMID).

It is generally recognized that control and prevention of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) requires a holistic One Health approach involving specialists from different sectors. In line with this concept, the 2nd edition of ESCMID ICOHAR will bring together representatives from the public health, medical, veterinary and food safety sectors to share research and education strategies and tools for understanding and reducing the risks of AMR from a One Health perspective. The conference aims at creating an interdisciplinary and intersectorial platform for ongoing dialogue and concerted action among scientists, professionals and policy makers interested in AMR.

Further details regarding the conference programme, registration and abstract submission can be found at:


The event is organized in collaboration with other organizations:

  • The central theme of ESCMID Study Group for Host and Microbiota Interactions (ESGHAMI) focuses on clinical significance of and therapeutic interventions on host-microbiota associated diseases and health in both humans and animals.
  • AMR and One Health are priority topics for research and education at the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences of the University of Copenhagen. Among the various One Health activities, the Department coordinates a large multidisciplinary research center on control of AMR in people and animals (www.uc-care.ku.dk) and is involved in the organization of MSc course on AMR shared by veterinary and medical students.
  • The European Association of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology (EAVPT) is the leading organisation of veterinarians active in the field of pharmacology and pharmacotherapuetics in Europe. The Association is strongly committed to the development of safe and effective therapeutics in the context of One health initiatives cognisant of the impact on animal, human and environmental health.
  • Edinburgh Infectious Diseases (EID) is the network of infectious disease researchers and clinicians in Edinburgh. AMR is a priority research topic for this network, which fosters infectious disease teaching and training at all levels within the University, including the development of a new MSc in One Health.
  • Netherlands Center for One Health aims for an integrated One Health approach to tackle the global risk of infectious diseases, and commits to create durable solutions for this major challenge by bundling world-leading academic top research in the Netherlands in the area of One Health.
  • The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA)