Look no further for the game changer of the animal agriculture and antibiotics conversation. The National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) will be hosting one of the most diverse conversations on this topic in Atlanta, Ga. November 3-5, 2015.

“This [symposium] is the only event in North America where people from the medical sector, animal production sector, environmental sector and the retail sector are at the table together,” Dr. Thomas Shryock, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, at Antimicrobial Consultants, LLC. He goes on to say, “We will look for a common ground and have a deep dialogue. This symposium is unique in that it is not about technical aspects; it is about a path forward.”

Shryock, who is a speaker at the November event, believes that this year’s opportunity to bring in the retailers conversation will highlight consumer demands. “It’s an interesting dynamic when you are bringing people in who are concerned with human and animal health,” he said.

“We need antibiotics, people get sick,” said Shryock who has been in antibiotics for over 25 years. “There’s a truly personal connection. It’s exciting to use experience and expertise in activities that will benefit so many. We need to follow our curiosity and think big!”

The NIAA Antibiotics Symposium takes place November 3-5, 2015 in Atlanta, Ga. and is open to all individuals who want to learn from each other, engage in meaningful discussion and create successful strategies to safeguard antibiotic efficacy.

For more information or to register online go to AnimalAgriculture.org/2015-Antibiotics-Symposium or contact the NIAA by calling 719-538-8843 or emailing niaa@animalagriculture.org.