The following outstanding experts agreed on giving a keynote speech at the ARAE 2017 symposium:

Engeline van Duijkeren, Bilthoven, NL: Epidemiology of ESBL-E.coli from the One Health perspective

Seamus Fanning, Dublin, IE: Pandoras box- full of eastern (AMR) delights!

Laurent Poirel, Fribourg, CH: Plasmid-mediated resistance to polymyxins; animals as reservoirs for humans?

Rene Hendriksen, Lyngby, DK: Metagenomics analysis – surveillance of all AMR genes from sewage

Thomas U. Berendonk, Dresden, DE: Wastewater treatment plant effluents and their implications for antimicrobial resistance in surface water and water reuse

Scott McEwen, Guelph, CA: CIA list of the WHO