Ghent Overview
27 & 28 Feb. 2018
Ghent, Belgium

Quantification, Benchmarking and Stewardship of Veterinary Antimicrobial Usage

First International Conference

27 - 28 February 2018 @ Ghent
The AACTING consortium looks back at the 'First International Conference on the Quantification, Benchmarking and Stewardship of Veterinary Antimicrobial Usage' with a very satisfied feeling.

The conference aimed at uniting and inspiring people involved in these topics of emerging interest. Indeed, use of antibiotics is the main driver for the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance, increasingly recognized as a major problem in humans and animals. Information on when, by whom, how, why and how much antimicrobials are or have been used is important, as is utilizing this information to reduce the usage without compromising the animal welfare.

With over 140 participants, a great number of relevant, high-quality abstracts submitted and plenty of interesting and inspiring talks, posters and discussions, the conference was an overwhelming success! We would like to thank all participants and the supporting staff from venue 'Het Pand' and Ghent University for making this possible.

Below you can find the final programme, the participants list, the abstract book and the oral presentations.




Scientific committee
Submitted abstracts have been evaluated by the scientific committee:
  • Cedric Muentener DVM - University of Zürich, CH (chair)
  • Carolee Carson BSc, DVM, PhD - Public Health Agency, CA
  • Claire Chauvin DVM, PhD - ANSES, FR
  • Fraser Broadfoot MCIM, MRCVS - VMD, UK
  • Jorge Pinto-Ferreira DVM, MSc, PhD - OIE
  • Roswitha Merle DVM, PhD - Freie Universität Berlin, DE


Keynote presentations Tuesday 27 February

Oral presentations Tuesday 27 February

Keynote presentations Wednesday 28 February

Oral presentations Wednesday 28 February