World Antimicrobial Awareness Week
WAAW Special Webinar Series

AMR in Latin America and the Caribbean:
innovations and challenges

November 18-20, 2020 | 9:30 am - 1:30 pm EST

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Day 1: Wednesday, Nov. 18th


New developments and innovations to address AMR. Addressing the crisis in antimicrobials research and development.

Time Topic
09:30 am
09:45 am
Opening remarks
» Dr. Pilar Ramon-Pardo, AMR Special Program, PAHO
» Dr. José Luis Castro, Medicines and Health Technologies, PAHO
» Dr. Carlos Espinal, Global Health Consortium, Florida International University (FIU)
Session 1:
Initiatives to develop new molecules and diagnostic procedures: Economic and financial challenges

09:45 am
10:00 am
Setting the scene – AMR development and innovation challenges
» Dr. Jorge Mestre-Ferrandiz, Associate Professor, Carlos III University, Madrid
10:10 am
11:30 am
Panel discussion
Moderator: Dr. Jorge Mestre-Ferrandiz, Associate Professor, Carlos III University, Madrid
Facilitating sustainable access to new antibiotics
» Dr. Fernando Pascual Martínez, Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP)
Manufacturers perspective
» Dr. Alvaro Quintana, Pfizer
» Dr. Holland R. Silas, Merck
» Mr. Thomas B. Cueni, International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA)
Innovations in diagnostic
» Dr. Jonathan Hoffmann, Mérieux Foundation
11:30 am
12:15 pm
Discussion
Moderator: Dr. Kalai Mathee, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Florida International University (FIU)
12:15 pm
12:20 pm
Closing remarks
» Dr. José Luis Castro, Medicines and Health Technologies, PAHO
» Dr. Carlos Espinal, Global Health Consortium, Florida International University (FIU)

Day 2: Thursday, Nov. 19th


Understanding and changing behavior to combat AMR in the community

Time Topic
09:30 am
09:45 am
Opening remarks
» Dr. Gerry Eijkemans, Social Determinants of Health and Health Promotion, PAHO
» Dr. Carlos Espinal, Global Health Consortium, Florida International University (FIU)
» Dr. Leopoldo Del Barrio, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Session 2:
Moderator: Dr. Gerry Eijkemans, Social Determinants of Health and Health Promotion, PAHO

09:45 am
10:00 am
Progress and challenges in fighting AMR in Latin America and the Caribbean
» Dr. Pilar Ramon-Pardo, PAHO
10:00 am
10:20 am
Behavioral insights and new approaches to public health intervention design
» Dr. Saad Omer, Yale Institute for Global Health
10:20 am
10:40 am
Community wisdom in the use of antibiotics and preservation of the health of Mother Earth
» Dr. Arturo Quizhpe, ReAct Latin America
10:40 am
11:30 am
Discussion
Moderator: Dr. Gerry Eijkemans, Social Determinants of Health and Health Promotion, PAHO
Session 3:
Moderator: Dr Carlos Espinal, Global Health Consortium, Florida International University (FIU)

11:30 am
11:45 am
Identifying community level risk factors and their impact on AMR in low income communities in Guatemala
» Dr. Brooke M. Ramay, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala/Washington State University
11:45 am
12:00 pm
Antibiotic Use in Small-Scale Food Animal Production in Ecuador: A Mixed-Methods Study
» Dr. Jay Graham, UC Berkeley, Ecuador
12:00 pm
12:15 pm
Antimicrobials use in small-scale food production
» Dr. Hernán Rojas, FAO/CERES BCA consultant, Chile
12:15 pm
13:10 pm
Discussion
Moderator: Dr. Carlos Espinal, Global Health Consortium, Florida International University (FIU)
13:10 pm
13:15 pm
Closing remarks
» Dr. Pilar Ramon-Pardo, PAHO
» Dr. Carlos Espinal, Global Health Consortium, Florida International University (FIU)

Day 3: Friday, Nov. 20th


Understanding and changing behavior to combat AMR in health professionals

Time Topic
09:30 am
09:45 am
Opening remarks
» Dr. José Luis Castro, Medicines and Health Technologies, PAHO
» Dr. Carlos Espinal, Global Health Consortium, Florida International University (FIU)
Session 4:
Moderator: Dr. María Virginia Villegas, Universidad del Bosque, Colombia

09:45 am
10:00 am
Setting the scene – AMR and the role of health professionals
» Dr. Hatim Satie, WHO
10:00 am
10:15 am
Program for the Optimization of Antimicrobials use (PROA) traning course: An overview
» Dr. Paola Lichtenberger, Veteran Hospital, Florida, USA
» Dr. Rodolfo Quiros, Bolivia
10:15 am
10:30 am
Training health professionals on the appropriate use of antibiotics in Guatemala
» Dr. Nancy Sandoval, Guatemala
10:30 am
10:45 am
Promoting the appropriate use of antimicrobials in Colombia
» Dr. María Virginia Villegas, Universidad del Bosque, Colombia
10:45 am
11:45 am
Discussion
Moderator: Dr. María Virginia Villegas, Universidad del Bosque, Colombia
Session 5:
Moderator: Dr. José Luis Castro, Medicines and Health Technologies,

11:45 am
12:15 pm
Monitoring antimicrobial consumption in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic
» Dr. Gustavo Marín, University Center of Pharmacology, National University, La Plata, Argentina (CUFAR), Argentina
12:15 pm
12:30 pm
Dialogue of knowledge between Academy, Science, and Art to face resistance to antibiotics.
» Dr. Carola Cedillo y Dr. Kléver Calle, ReAct Latin Americae
12:30 pm
13:15 pm
Discussion
Moderator: Dr. José Luis Castro, Medicines and Health Technologies, PAHO
13:15 pm
13:20 pm
Closing remarks
» Dr. José Luis Castro, Medicines and Health Technologies, PAHO
» Dr. Carlos Espinal, Global Health Consortium, Florida International University (FIU)