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EFFORT International Conference: How to control antimicrobial resistance in the food chain: Thank you!

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SAFOSO AG is a Swiss consultancy, research and capacity-building company founded in 2003 by the former director of the Swiss veterinary authority.
We are a trans-disciplinary, international team  working with private companies, governments, international organizations, consumer groups, diagnostic companies and academic institutions – whichever are the relevant stakeholders.
The focus of all our efforts is the protection of human health by insuring the safety of people in contact with animals as well as the safety of animal-derived foods – from stable to table.
The scope of our expertise includes topics like, for example, risk assessment, disease & hazard management, surveillance, contingency planning and simulation exercises, knowledge management and dissemination, SPS documentation, data mining & systematic review or e-learning.

Personnel Involved

Prof. Katharina Stärk: Over the last two decades, Katharina has conducted applied research on infectious diseases and zoonoses as well as methodological issues related to risk analysis, surveillance and animal health decision making. She has worked in diverse environments including government, private industry and academia in numerous countries. Katharina is also Professor of Veterinary Public Health at the Royal Veterinary College, London, where she is leading research on surveillance, zoonoses and food safety. Katharina has repeatedly served on international working groups and expert panels on surveillance, risk analysis and public health. She is co-editor of the journal Epidemiology and Infection. She has coordinated the FP7 project PILGRIM (<>).