“We are CAMRIA!” – seminar in Bekkjarvik

For the first time, CAMRIA leadership, researchers engaged in the projects financed by the centre, along with invited guests gathered during a lunch-to-lunch working seminar in Bekkjarvik (August 23-24, 2022).

The main objective of this event was twofold – to enable the participants, particularly those representing different fields, to get to know each other better, and to inspire ideas for future interdisciplinary projects and collaborations within the antimicrobial resistance-related research.

A varied program of the seminar with many different interactive activities supported achievement of those goals. Among others, the participants had an opportunity to join forces in a “TikTok exercise” and explain how CAMRIA will save the world through short TikTok-style presentations, they also had an opportunity to listen to several inspiring keynotes and brainstorm on research ideas in smaller groups.

The event turned out to be a great success and brough the CAMRIA team even closer together, with new perspectives for the future research in the field.

Seminar program:


09.30 Coffee – get together

10.00 Opening – Welcome – info (Nina Langeland)


Introduction to a task «Interdisciplinary team – common goal»

Led by Kari Ulveseth and Marte Ingeborg Stangenes, Communications Department, Haukeland University Hospital + 2 representatives of Ungdomsrådet* (Youth Advisory Council) in the panel

12.00 Lunch

13.00 TIK-TOK presentations in plenum

14.00 BREAK


AMR – Need for knowledge and action

Chairs: Iren Høyland-Löhr and Anne Lise Fimreite

14.15 Keynote 1 – Gunnar Skov Simonsen “What we still need to know. Knowledge gap report”

14.45 Keynote 2 – Per Lægreid “Organizing for Crisis Management: A question of governance capacity and governance legitimacy”.   

15.15 Joint discussion

16:00 BREAK

16:15 Workshop 1 within own field (work in groups)

Group leaders: Brita Skodvin, Randi Jacobsen Bertelsen, Iain Johnston

17.45 BREAK

18:45 Academic prelude: “Credible expertise: How does the health authorities make people believe what they communicate. Lessons from the COVID-communication” – Jens Kjeldsen

Debate panel: Nina Langeland, Iren Høyland-Löhr and Anne Lise Fimreite

19.30 Dinner



Novel approaches to collect and handle data to combat AMR

Chair: Stig Harthug

08.30 “What do we need to know from the citizens?” – suggestions for questions to NCP – Anne Lise Fimreite, Erla Løvseth

09.30 Keynote 3 – Jan Kreft “Some thoughts on the contribution of mathematical modelling for solving the AMR crisis”

10:00 BREAK

10:15 Keynote 4 – Joel Manyahi “AMR and HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa”

11:00 Workshop 2 – 6 mixed groups («We are CAMRIA») – possible synergies between the projects and researchers in CAMRIA, choose 3 important areas). Each group will choose the secretary that will summarise their discussion.

11.45 Summary of the exercise + The leader group’s general summary, way forward

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Bus back


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