Genomics: a powerful weapon to counter one of the world’s top ten public health threats – Organized by Génome Québec and Génome Canada

11:30 AM

At internal level, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has become one of the top ten threats to public health. In Canada, AMR now accounts for 26% of bacterial infections, placing considerable pressure on the healthcare system. But AMR is not just a human health issue; its evolution is intimately linked to animal and environmental health. Genomics plays a central role in understanding and addressing AMR, including the development of diagnostic tools and prevention measures, the development of surveillance capacity and the discovery of new treatments. Panelists will discuss the One Health approach and the importance of breaking sectoral silos to address AMR in a more holistic way.

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