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European Antibiotic Awareness Day Symposium

Vienna, Austria Center Vienna
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The European Antibiotic Awareness Day is an annual European health initiative. Since 2008 it has taken place on 18 November to raise awareness about the the importance of prudent antibiotic use.

On 16 November 2018, the symposium for the 11th European Antibiotic Awareness Day will be hosted by the Federal Ministry for Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection in cooperation with the Austrian national reference centre for nosocomial infections and antibiotic resistance, the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety and the University for Veterinary Medicine, Vienna. The event will take place in the Austria Center Vienna, Bruno Kreisky-Platz 1, 1220 Vienna. In the morning topics of common interest relevant for human and veterinary medicine on an international and national level will be discussed. In the afternoon, specific topics will be presented and discussed in parallel sessions.

The symposium is aimed at anybody interested in this topic (persons who are directly or indirectly concerned with antibiotics and resistance thereto), in particular, doctors, veterinarians, food producers, pharmacists, nursing staff and persons who work in the health sector as well as competent public authorities.

This year, the event will be organised under the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU. During the presidency, numerous high-level ministerial meetings will take place in the Austria Center Vienna., making both special security measures and a two‑stage registration procedure necessary.

You can preregister for the event at The deadline ends on 31 August 2018.

Main registration/accreditation: you can expect to receive a link for your final accreditation in September or October 2018. In order to apply for the final accreditation you will need an official identity document and a photo. Furthermore you will need to answer some questions for the security check.

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