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

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The Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) is an institution with a long history and broad social recognition. The UCM aspires to be among the foremost universities in Europe, and to become a reference centre for Latin America. With students as the focus of its activity, the UCM is committed to providing comprehensive training at the highest level. The quality of teaching is a hallmark of the University. Furthermore, Postgraduate programmes are our priority. Our Masters and Doctoral programmes have the necessary materials and human resources to guarantee excellence.
The UCM has enormous research potential, and many of its research teams occupy positions of leadership internationally. Our University is focused on developing excellence based on wide networks of quality groups, on boosting emerging groups, and on incorporating young researchers.

Personnel Involved

Prof. Bruno Gonzalez-Zorn, DVM, PhD is Professor at the Complutense University in Madrid. His research interests focus on molecular microbiology and the ecology of antimicrobial resistance using a One-health approach .
Prof. Lucas Domínguez, DVM, PhD, is currently the Director of the Veterinary Surveillance Center (VISAVET) in UCM, one of the most prestigous veterinary research Intitutions in Spain. VISAVET is specialised in surevillance of the main zoonotic diseases. Currently, the Center includes the European CRL for Bovine Tuberculosis, the
Antimicrobial Resistance network (VAV), the reference laboratories from the OIE for African swine fever and equine pest. Prof. Domínguez has participated in the military RE-LAB Biological Alert Laboratory, and the Center is today reference Center for several hazardous diseases. VISAVET coordinates the health Surveillance program in the
Madrid Region.
Prof. Rafael Canton, PhD, is associate Professor at the School of Pharmacy in UCM, and Director of the Microbiology Service at the Ramón y Cajal Hospital in Madrid. He is currently chairman of EUCAST, and his research interests are devoted to the molecular epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance in humans and the environment. Dr. Canton is involved in numerous Committees and International Projects, including the FP7 project R-GNOSIS.