Speakers on the agenda for the National Institute for Animal Agriculture's Antibiotic Use and Resistance Symposium in Atlanta, Ga., will be Dr. Terry Dwelle, State Health Officer, North Dakota Department of Health and Dr. Brian Lubbers, Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Director of Clinical Microbiology.
The symposium runs Nov. 12-14, 2014. Dwelle is scheduled to speak on the "Stewardship of Antibiotics" and Lubbers will speak on "Animal Agriculture's Contribution to Antibiotic Resistance – What Should (& Should Not) Be On The Table."
Keynote Speaker Dr. Lonnie King, Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University, will open the Symposium Nov. 12 with his presentation of "Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance through Integration and Stewardship: A New Call to Action."
The goal of the symposium is to educate attendees about minimizing resistance and maintaining antimicrobials important for animal and human health. Speakers representing both the animal and human health communities will identify and prioritize key resistance issues, present stewardship programs and plans to minimize resistance. Speakers will conclude with real world solution strategies to move forward.
Attendees of this year's Antibiotic Use and Resistance Symposium can earn Continuing Education Units from the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists. ARPAS has approved 12 CEUs for the Symposium.
USDA/APHIS, Merck Animal Health, the National Pork Board, Zoetis, Georgia Farm Bureau and the American Farm Bureau Federation, Elanco, Auburn University, Qiagen and American Veterinarian Medical Association support the Symposium.
For more information or to register, visit the National Institute for Animal Agriculture website.