Antibiotic Stewardship in Animal Health & Food Supply Chains

28 November 2019, Manchester

"Reducing the use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals, replacing them where possible and re-thinking the livestock production system is essential for the future of animal and public health."

- European Medicines Agency and European Food Safety Authority Joint Statement


The effective and appropriate use of antibiotics (antibiotic stewardship) is key to tackling the global epidemic of antimicrobial resistance and ensure a sustainable supply of antibiotics are available for when needed.

In November of 2018 the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) Targets Task Force published their second annual report on impact made across the agriculture sector since its inception in 2016.

The report demonstrated significant progress through a wide range of activities which have led to the sector making huge strides on the reduction of antibiotic usage.

These activities include cross-sector campaigns and training initiatives. Within the Food Supply sector there is much more work to be done, however, several Retailers and Food Chains have begun work to reduce antibiotic usage across their supply chain and some progress has been made.

Therefore, we know action is already taking place across a wide range of human and animal sectors in the UK – but what more can we do across the sectors to help achieve the step change needed? What role can technology play in meeting targets? And what are the risks and rewards?

Building on the inaugural Conference which took place on October 4th 2018, this roadshow series will:

  • Bring together stakeholders across all sectors under the One Health agenda, but especially the food supply chain, to explore what now needs to happen, and how, to obtain the level of containment and reduction in antimicrobial resistance required.
  • Consider how different ongoing or new initiatives such as innovation across human health, animal health and the food supply chain can inform each other or work in synergy.
  • Identify what barriers persist and which opportunities remain unrecognised, and how we can resolve these.

Delegates will hear from leaders in human and animal medicine, regulators and policy-makers about how far we have come and how much further we can and should go! Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the latest thinking on antibiotic use and AMR, and a clear picture of the role and opportunities for their businesses.

Find some testimonials from attendees at the inaugural conference below

"The content and the speakers were great." - Muller "Great event." - Independent Animal Health Consultant "Very good event, feels like really cross-disciplinary effort. Very inspiring too." - MSD Animal Health

Who will attend?


Senior Clinical Scientist

Laboratory Manager

Director of Operations

Biomedical Scientist

Consultant Microbiologist

Clinical Scientist

Screening Laboratory and POCT Manager

Farm Managers

Veterinary Practice Managers

Veterinary Surgeons

Veterinary Medicine Researchers

Veterinary Technologists

Lecturers in Veterinary Medicine

Food Technology

Food Safety


Head Stockpeople

Agricultural Products

Health, Safety and Environment


Corporate Policy


Supply Chain

Supply Chain Purchasing

Why attend

  • Hear the latest developments in antibiotic resistance and stewardship in food and farming
  • Understand the impact antibiotic resistance could have on your organisation
  • Find out why antibiotic stewardship makes business sense
  • Gain new ideas about how antibiotic stewardship can be and is being implemented in the food supply chain
  • Understand the benefit of antibiotic stewardship for your customers
  • Develop guidance on how to work effectively on stewardship with your suppliers
  • Learn how antibiotic stewardship programmes can help win over investors
  • Gain skills on how to implement a stewardship programme in your workplace
  • Develop a code of conduct
  • Develop tools to monitor antibiotic usage within your organisation
  • Network with like-minded organisations and share best-practice
  • Sign up for the Antibiotic Guardian Campaign


Spinningfields Conference Centre, Manchester

Situated at 3 Hardman Square, in the centre of the vibrant Spinningfields, is Spinningfields Conference Centre. Located only a stone's throw away from Manchester City Centre and less than a 10-minute walk to both St Peter's Square and Deansgate tram stops.

The 220 sqm event space is open, adaptable and boasts a fantastic view of the Spinningfields area. The space has already proven perfect for meetings and conferences, but working with clients like the BBC and BookingGo, the space has hosted exhibitions, fashion show venue, networking events, training and seminars.


Floor 3, 3 Hardman Square, Manchester, M3 3EB

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Further Information

If you require more information about the event or would like to know more about the co-event 'UK Diagnostic Summit' get in touch.