Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance (CIPARS) - Collaborators

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The Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance (CIPARS) is grateful for the support of industry and government partners for their participation in our surveillance programs.*

Collaborating laboratories

Laboratory component leads

National Microbiology Laboratory at Winnipeg

National Microbiology Laboratory at Guelph

National Microbiology Laboratory at Saint-Hyacinthe

Provincial public health laboratories

We gratefully acknowledge the provincial public health laboratories for their longstanding support and for providing data and bacterial isolates for CIPARS:

Provincial animal health laboratories

We gratefully acknowledge the provincial animal health laboratories for their longstanding support and for providing data and bacterial isolates for CIPARS:

Surveillance components

Retail meat surveillance

We would like to extend our thanks to the following organizations for their participation in CIPARS Retail Meat Surveillance:

We also thank the following health unit managers, public health inspectors, and environmental health officers: Bob Bell, Tanya Musgrave, Torsten Schulz, and Lee Siewerda.

Abattoir surveillance

We would like to thank the abattoir operators and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's regional directors, inspection managers, and on-site staff, for their extensive voluntary participation in CIPARS Abattoir Surveillance.

Farm surveillance

We are grateful for the support of the Canadian Poultry Research Council, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, as well as the sentinel veterinarians and the producers who participated in Farm Surveillance by providing data and enabling collection of samples for bacterial culture.

We would like to acknowledge the following organizations for their contribution to the CIPARS Farm Surveillance components:

Quantities of antimicrobials distributed for sale in animals

Surveillance component coordinators

Health Canada Data validation and communication

Veterinary Antimicrobial Sales Reporting (VASR) database operations in Canadian Network for Public Health Intelligence (CNPHI)

Integrated AMU information

Additional thanks for Veterinary Antimicrobial Sales Reporting (VASR)

A very sincere appreciation to input and help along the way from David Léger and Brent Avery for the development of VASR. We appreciate the advice and support of Mary-Jane Ireland, Steven Sternthal, and Stephen Parker. We would also like to thank the data providers, for both their data and for their feedback about improving the VASR system.

Other participants

We gratefully acknowledge the efforts of field workers, laboratory technicians, and data managers for their contributions. The careful collection of samples, processing of isolates, and recording of results are essential to the ongoing success of CIPARS.

We are grateful to the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System of the United States for sharing information and facilitating harmonization with CIPARS.

We would also like to thank the following individuals and organizations for their contribution to CIPARS in 2019:

Public Health Agency of Canada
Ashleigh Andrysiak, Louise Bellai, Mark Blenkinsop, Ann-Marie Cochrane, George Golding, Saarah Hussain, Dolly Kambo, Nicol Janecko, Stefanie Kadykalo, Ora Kendall, Lisa Landry, Julie Légaré, Sarah Martz, Ryan McKarron, Ali Moterassed, Manuel Navas, Linda Nedd-Gbedemah, Derek Ozunk, Allison Roberts, Mythri Viswanathan, Rama Viswanathan, Victoria Weaver, and Irene Yong.

We are grateful for the support for antimicrobial use metrics development: Angelina Bosman, Daleen Loest, and Lucie Collineau.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Daniel Leclair, Debbie Roffe, and Marina Steele

Canadian Meat Council

Independent Contractors
John Ranson and Ron Templeman
Stephanie Brault
Grace Kuiper
Dana Ramsay

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Collaborators from 2019 are listed on this page. For collaborators from previous years, please see the Annual Report or Figures and Tables, available under Past surveillance reports.

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