- In focus:
What opportunities and what alternatives are available for the responsible use
of antibiotics in the care and health of farm animals?
and discussions between science and practice
Advisory Board honours young scientists with Kaesler Research Award
Cuxhaven, 18 March 2022 On 30 and 31 March 2022, Kaesler Nutrition, the manufacturer of feed additives is inviting you to the Kaesler Forum 2022 in Berlin. Experts from science and the field will meet for extensive discussions on the role that animal farming plays in the development of antibiotic resistance and what alternatives are available on the market. The aim is to find solutions that reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock farming and help maintain their effectiveness in the future.
The discovery of antibiotics was a milestone in medicine and antibiotics also play a crucial role in animal farming for animal health, animal welfare and food safety. In recent decades, however, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has become a global problem, and their use in human medicine is one of the main reasons for the spread of AMR. The Kaesler Forum 2022 will highlight the role of livestock farming as one of the main users of antibiotics in the past and will explore solutions for modern animal nutrition.
The forum is aimed at anyone who is interested in the current state of science and would like to reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock farming. 14 scientists will present their latest studies and submit their findings for discussion. "We are convinced that only the intensive exchange of scientific findings and controversial discussions can provide answers and solutions to this complex issue. We want to call for submissions and invite participants to take part in this discussion. The Kaesler Forum 2022 will bring together scientists, experts in the field and representatives from public organisations to discuss the latest findings on the use of antibiotics in livestock farming and the associated challenges in a way that will be controversial: how can we further reduce the use of antibiotics without neglecting animal welfare? What are the current researches and plans, what are alternatives and solutions for the future?" explains Sadjad Danesh Mesgaran, Technical Service Manager at Kaesler Nutrition, who is responsible for the scientific programme planning for the event.
He has therefore designed a conference programme in collaboration with the Institut für Tierernährung (Institute of Animal Nutrition) at the Freie Universität Berlin (Free University of Berlin) and an international scientific advisory board, which will present the latest findings on the use of antibiotics in livestock farming. In five sessions, renowned scientists will discuss, among others, when the use of antibiotics makes sense, how antimicrobial resistance develops and how it can be controlled, what influence feed has on animal health and the solutions for the future.
The Kaesler Research Award is presented at the Kaesler Forum to motivate scientists to maintain the focus on the topic and to reward them for their valuable work. Here, young scientists have the opportunity to present their current research on antibiotic reduction as a showcase to the scientific advisory board and experts from industry. Abstracts can be submitted on the event's homepage.
The Kaesler Forum 2022 will take place:
from 30th to 31st March 2022
Seminaris CampusHotel Berlin
Event & Conference Center
Takustraße 39, 14195 Berlin
Ticket price: €80
All the necessary hygiene measures to ensure a safe event will be implemented.
Programme, registrations and application for the Kaesler Research Award: