10/13/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 10/13/2021 08:47
On 18 November, 10:00 - 11:30 CET, ECDC will host a digital EAAD event with the theme; "in times of COVID-19, don't forget about antimicrobial resistance. Stay united to preserve antimicrobials". It will feature high-level keynote addresses as well as a scientific panel addressing the theme. The event is free of cost, open to everyone and organised within the frame of ECDC's ESCAIDE conference. The registration will open soon on the ESCAIDE website.
This year's digital EAAD campaign will include enhanced collaborations with social media influencers in each EU/EEA country - the influencers will produce content around prudent use of antibiotics and EAAD overall. The digital campaign also includes video statements from high-level speakers from the EU and experts from EU/EEA countries, and an interactive tool on the EAAD website featuring national resources on AMR, our partners, the influencers and ECDC's resources.
Get involved on social media
Hashtags around the campaign
The online discussion can be tagged with a selection of hashtags we have monitored to be frequently used by us, other stakeholders and some regular Twitterers around the topic of EAAD:
#EAAD, #AntibioticResistance, #Antibiotics & #KeepAntibioticsWorking
Global Twitter storm
Once again, organisations from around the globe will tweet about #AntibioticResistance and #WAAW on 18 November at 17:00 CET to raise awareness of the issue. If you wish to participate, make sure to post this through your Twitter account at that time or during the day, together with hashtags that are relevant for you.
Get the latest data
On the occasion of EAAD, ECDC will publish surveillance data on antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial consumption in the EU/EEA based on the latest (2020) data. See last year's reports based on 2019 data below.