Baltic Amber: Baltic Alliance against Multi-Resistant Bacteria
Multi-resistant bacteria do not stop at country borders, they present a serious danger to health care systems worldwide. Against this background the initiative "Baltic Alliance against Multi-Resistant Bacteria - Baltic Amber" is investigating ways to transfer findings and conclusions from HICARE to a cross-border level.
November 2012: Baltic-Amber Workshop "Diagnostics and Innovations in MRO Management" at the ScanBalt Forum 2012, Tampere/Finland
The Baltic Amber workshop “Diagnostics and Innovations in MRO Management” taking place at this year’s ScanBalt Forum in Tampere (Finland) November 20-23, 2012 aims at widening the scope by looking at developments and potential in diagnostics and implant medicine and by examining best practice examples from various countries and institutions.
Five keynote speeches are planned with a follow-up discussion:
For the workshop program click » here
For information on the 2012 ScanBalt Forum click » here
June 2012: Project presentation at the 14th Baltic Development Forum
The coming EU strategy for the Baltic Sea region was the general topic of the 2012 Baltic Development Forum taking place in Copenhagen. Health care and health economy play a significant role in this context. One good reason for Baltic Amber to present the project at this occasion in a joint presentation with the ScanBalt initiative and the Eco4Life network.
For more information on the Baltic Development Forum check » here
December 13-14, 2011: Study tour to Turku and Stockholm
On the MRO prevalence maps the Scandinavian countries just like the Netherlands show significantly low values. Reason enough to examine best practices on location. Representatives of the hospital DRK-Klinikum Grimmen, the Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine of Greifswald University and the HICARE project office visited the Turku University Hospital and the Swedish Infection Prevention Institute (SMI) to talk about MRO management of the Scandinavian colleagues. The study tour was supported by the International Bureau of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
September 2011: Workshop at the 10th ScanBalt Forum
On 21st to 24th September, 2011 the most significant cooperation network for the life science and health sector in Northern Europe held its annual meeting. This year ScanBalt invited to the Baltic seaside resort Heringsdorf on the isle of Usedom in Northern Germany. The agenda of this year’s Forum was filled with topics like regenerative medicine, green valley ecological projects, and the Baltic Sea Health Region. Another important focus was set on multi-resistant bacteria.
Find more information on the ScanBalt Forum » here
For more information on the workshop click » here
June 2011: First Baltic Sea Health Region (BSHR) Meeting
In the context of the 7th National Conference on Health Economy, traditionally hosted in Rostock by the Federal State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the First Baltic Sea Health Region (BSHR) Meeting took place on June 28th, 2011. More than 100 participants from almost all Baltic Sea states discussed development perspectives under the conference motto “Cross Sectoral Challenges in a European Model Region“. The conference was organized within the European Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region Flagship Project. It is planned to install the BSHR Meeting as a yearly institution in order to sustainably promote cooperation in the heath sector around the Baltic Sea.
Information on the conference program » PDF
April 2011: Kick-off workshop
The kick-off event for HICARE at the same time marked the official starting point for Baltic Amber. A part of the event with various lectures was reserved for the European perspective on the combat of multi-resistant bacteria.
You may want to look at the lecture material » here