“Stewardship is an opportunity to change the conversation about antibiotics and forge new relationships between animal and human health,” Dr. Lonnie King, dean, College of Veterinarian Medicine at The Ohio State University (OSU), says. As the keynote speaker for the 2014 Antibiotics Symposium being hosted by the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA), King’s address, titled “Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance through Integration and Stewardship: A New Call to Action,” fully embraces the theme of the symposium, “Antibiotic Use and Resistance: Moving Forward Through Shared Stewardship.” The Antibiotics Symposium is set for Wednesday, Nov. 12-Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in Atlanta, Ga., at the Crown Plaza Atlanta Midtown hotel.
In addition to his responsibilities as dean, Dr. King, DVM, MS, MPA, ACVPM, is also a professor in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, holds the Ruth Stanton Endowed Chair in Veterinary Medicine and serves as the executive dean for the seven health science colleges at OSU. Dr. King is also a former administrator for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, in Washington, DC.
More information about the Antibiotics Symposium and NIAA can be found at www.animalagriculture.org. NIAA’s purpose is to provide a resource for individuals, organizations and the entire animal agriculture industry to obtain information, education and solutions for challenges facing animal agriculture.