Meet our leaders #6
- December 17, 2020
Dr Lisbeth Rem JESSEN
Associate Professor at University of Copenhagen, Denmark
“The prescribers of antimicrobials are key figures in the fight against antimicrobial resistance. We strive to create rational antimicrobial use guidelines that are meaningful and immediately useful to practitioners in the field. If successful the impact may be huge”
Lisbeth graduated in 1997 from the University of Copenhagen and worked as a companion animal veterinary practitioner for 6 years in Italy and Sweden. In 2003 she returned to Copenhagen where she completed an internship and residency in companion animal internal medicine and became a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ECVIM) in 2008. Lisbeth is currently leading the internal medicine service and residency program at the University Hospital for Companion Animals in Copenhagen. For the past 10 years, Lisbeth’s career has been committed to rational antimicrobial use; She is one of the founders and chairs of the steering committee for the National Danish Antimicrobial Use Guidelines for Companion Animals, and she is involved in multiple veterinary and One Health projects on prudent antimicrobial use in animals and people. Her particular research interests include diagnostic markers of urinary tract infections and the use and effect of antimicrobial administration in dogs and cats.