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International Workshop on "Antimicrobial Resistance and Strategies for Its Mitigation”, Ludhiana (Punjab), India 10-13 July 2018

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Antimicrobial resistance and emerging infectious diseases globally pose a serious threat to human and animal health and economy. The systematic misuse and overuse of these drugs in human and veterinary medicine and food production have put every nation at risk. Effective antimicrobial drugs are essential for protecting patients from potentially fatal diseases and ensuring that surgery and chemotherapy can be provided at low risk. Some replacement products in this regard are in the pipeline, but without harmonised and immediate action on a global scale, the world could head towards a post-antibiotic era in which common infections could get revived and devastate human and animal populations worldwide. Although the advanced nations have started taking steps in the right direction, most of the developing countries have yet to take its cognisance.

With the above in view, the Centre for Science & Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre) in partnership with the Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana (Punjab), India announces the organisation of an International Workshop on Antimicrobial Resistance and Strategies for its Mitigation in Ludhiana (Punjab), India during 10-13 July 2018. The main objectives of the worksop, among others, include evolving the strategies for the mitigation of microbial resistance to antimicrobial agents and fostering international, regional and sub-regional collaboration in implementing these strategies; and drawing the attention of non-aligned and other developing countries on the global problem of ever increasing resistance of microorganisms to various antimicrobial agents

The following may please be noted: 

(a)       The last date for submission of applications is Wednesday, 6th June 2018. Only limited seats are available for participation in this event. Since a large number of applications are expected, early response is advisable to avoid disappointment.

(b)      Free local hospitality including accommodation and meals will be provided by the local organisers to all the participants from Monday, 9th July 2018 (Noon) to Saturday, 14th July 2018 (Noon), i.e. for 4 nights commencing from one day before the Workshop and for an additional day after its conclusion. The foreign participants should arrange their flight schedules accordingly, otherwise they will have to make their own arrangement of stay beyond these days.

        Transport will also be provided to the participants free of any cost for their airport transfer and local travel in connection with the Workshop.

(c)       Application for participation in the Workshop may please be made only to the NAM S&T Centre (E-mail: namstcentre@gmail.com) in the Nomination Form attached with the Announcement.

(d)      It is mandatory for all participants to make a presentation during the Workshop. Accordingly, an extended abstract (1-2 pages, in MS-Word) of the paper proposed to be presented during the event must be attached with the Nomination Form, without which the application will be deemed invalid.

(e)      The selection for attending the Workshop will be made strictly on the merit of the abstract of the paper to be presented by the applicants during the event, their academic background and professional experience, and interest of their parent organisation in the subject area.

(f)       For applications received from the member countries of the NAM S&T Centre, which are regularly paying their annual subscription: The NAM S&T Centre will provide return international airfare to Delhi, India by Excursion Class by Shortest Route to only one official nominee of each country, whose application is routed through the Focal Point of the NAM S&T Centre in the applicant’s country. Arragement will also be made for the travel of such nominees between Delhi and Ludhiana (~300 KM) by Road/Rail free of any cost.

        In this connection, the Focal Points may please note that they may endorse any number of applications, but the NAM S&T Centre will consider only one official nomination for full financial support by the Centre, subject to the availability of seats and the applicant fulfilling all the above stated criteria. The additional nominations from the Focal Points, if any, as well as the applications directly received by the NAM S&T Centre, may also be considered subject to the availability of seats, but such applicants will have to arrange for their international fare and will also be required to pay in advance a Processing Fee of US$500 to the NAM S&T Centre.

(g)      For applications received from the member countries of the NAM S&T Centre defaulting on the payment of their annual dues: Selected nominees of the Focal Points from those of the member countries that are overdue on the payment of their annual subscription and any other selected applicants will make their own arrangement for international travel and will also be required to pay in advance a Processing Fee of US$500 to the NAM S&T Centre.

(h)      For nominations received from the S&T-Industry Network Members of the NAM S&T Centre: The NAM S&T – Industry Network entitles each Network member, which has no outstanding dues against its membership subscription, to get invitation for two nominees each year with full finances paid by the Centre for participation in appropriate activities organised by the Centre. Accordingly, if a Network member has still not fully availed of this privilege and desires to make a nomination for attending this Workshop, the NAM S&T Centre will provide the to and fro international airfare by Excursion Class by Shortest Route to such official nominee of the Network member, if selected. Arragement will also be made for the travel of such nominees between Delhi and Ludhiana (~300 KM) by Road/Rail free of any cost.

Any additional nominee(s) of the paying S&T-Industry Network Members, as well as the nominees of those Network Members, which are overdue on the payment of their annual membership subscription, if selected, will make their own arrangement for international travel and will also be required to pay in advance a Processing Fee of US$500 to the NAM S&T Centre. 

(i)        For applicants from the non-member countries and any other applicants in their individual capacity from countries other than India: They may send their completed Nomination Form directly to the NAM S&T Centre. They will be required to pay a Processing Fee of US$500 to the NAM S&T Centre immediately after selection and will also make their own arrangement for international travel.

(j)        For Indian Applicants: They may send their completed Nomination Form directly to the NAM S&T Centre. They will be required to pay a Processing Fee of Rs. 20,000 to the NAM S&T Centre immediately after selection and also make their own arrangement for their travel. Local hospitality, including accommodation and meals, will however be provided to them free of any cost.

(k)       Other details are available in the attached Announcement.

(l)        Information on the member countries and S&T-Industry Network members of the NAM S&T Centre and names/addresses of the Focal Points may be seen on the Centre’s website www.namstct.org.

(m)     English will be the official language of the Workshop.

All correspondence may please be made by email. All documents should be prepared in MS-Word Format (or electronically scanned in case of the passport) and sent as attachments to the email. Kindly DO NOT SEND us fax messages or hard copies to save paper and energy.

Announcement ][ Nomination Form ]

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