CAESAR (Central Asian and Eastern European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance) Network Meeting

12–13 April 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The annual CAESAR network meeting will take place in conjunction with the European Congress on Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam this year. It will bring together national antimicrobial resistance (AMR) focal points from participating countries, the CAESAR coordination group, and a pool of experts to discuss challenges, opportunities and needs in setting up or strengthening national AMR surveillance.

The meeting will begin on 12 April with national AMR focal points and the Network Coordination Group. On the second day of the meeting,  13 April, ECCMID visitors can “Meet the CAESAR network”. This session is open to anyone with an interest in CAESAR and AMR surveillance. Its objective is to introduce the main elements and achievements of the CAESAR network to the wider audience of ECCMID participants and to explore new possible collaborations.

Fruitful collaborations

The presence of national representatives of the CAESAR network at the ECCMID is a demonstration of the fruitful collaboration with the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) and the ESCMID Study Group for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance (ESGARS) in the European Region on AMR surveillance in particular.

CAESAR is a network of national surveillance systems for AMR in all countries of the European Region that are not part of the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network. CAESAR is a joint initiative of the ESCMID, the Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and WHO/Europe.