The Responsible use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (RUMA) conference 2023, is this year being delivered via a series of weekly online webinars throughout November. Each webinar will feature panel discussions covering a range of One Health topics relating to the responsible use of medicines in agriculture.
There is a fantastic line-up of highly respected industry speakers who will be providing valuable insight into a variety of responsible use topics, and there will also be an opportunity to put forward questions during each session.
The webinars are FREE to attend, but pre-booking is required.
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In this session RUMA will launch its annual TTF Report and The Veterinary Medicines Directorate will present its Veterinary Antibiotic Resistance and Sales Surveillance (UK-VARSS) headlines.
This session will discuss a range of responsible use topics related to UK agriculture assessing recent predictions on global antibiotic use as well as revisiting the UK position and journey to date on antibiotic reductions in livestock. The core discussion topics will be centred around:
In this session guest speakers from our sibling organisation, RUMA CA&E will share an overview of their work to date which will include the journey undertaken to define national metrics for measuring antibiotic use in dogs and cats, plus key sector initiatives such as the Antibiotic Amnesty. RUMA CA&E will also discuss the latest national usage figures released in its annual report and explore the next steps in the measures and targets journey. Finally, the session will open up discussion around the need for data for the CA&E sectors and how learnings from the Livestock sectors have helped shape their work in this area.
The session will open with the headline findings from a desktop study commissioned by RUMA, which explores the environmental aspects associated with the responsible use of medicines in agriculture.A panel of speakers will then discuss the key findings of the report and explore any steps we have to take to ensure our use of medicines is responsible in terms of the whole One Health agenda.
RUMA is pleased to be showcasing some of the work of the students from HKVS on topics directly related to the areas RUMA works across many of which are also being covered in our conference webinar series this year. To learn more about their work click the button below:
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