The National Institute for Animal Agriculture will host a symposium Nov. 12-14, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia, titled “Antibiotic resistance: Moving forward through shared stewardship. Registration now is open and can be completed online.

Appropriately, stewardship is the theme for the 2014 NIAA Antibiotics Symposium. More specifically,

the symposium will focus on antibiotic use and resistance, and moving forward through shared stewardship.
Historically, the NIAA Antibiotics Symposium has brought together academia, government researchers, the scientific community and stakeholders within animal agriculture, human medicine and the environment to share and learn from each other in order to seek resolution about the often misunderstood issues of antimicrobial use and resistance.

This year will be no different. The goal of the symposium is to educate attendees about minimizing resistance and maintaining antimicrobials important for animal and human health. Keynote speakers representing both the animal and human health communities will identify and prioritize key resistance issues at the human and animal interface, present stewardship programs and metrics of success to minimize resistance, and conclude with real-world solution strategies to move forward.

An integral part of the annual NIAA Antibiotics Symposium is discussion via small breakout groups and a

large group session. To be a part of this meaningful dialogue, join the NIAA and others Nov. 12-14, 2014, in Atlanta, Ga. The Symposium is open to individuals who want to learn from each other, engage in productive discussion and create successful strategies to preserve antibiotic efficacy.

Online registration now is available.

 

Agenda

**Atlanta Georgia is on Eastern Daylight Time. All times listed are EDT.**

Symposium Moderator:

Dr. Daniel Thomson – Jones Professor of Production Medicine, Director Beef Cattle Institute

Wednesday, November 12

9:00 AM - 5:00 AM

Registration Opens

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Welcome and Opening Comments

Key Note Speaker

Antibiotic Use and Resistance: Moving Forward Through Shared Stewardship

SESSION I

IDENTIFY AND PRIORITIZE KEY RESISTANCE ISSUES AT THE HUMAN AND ANIMAL INTERFACE

1:45 PM – 2:15 PM

Stewardship of Antibiotics

Dr. Terry Dwelle – State Health Officer – North Dakota Department of Health

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Animal Health Perspective

Dr. Brian Lubber – Director of Clinical Microbiology – Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

International Perspective

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Beverage & Snack Break

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM

Break Out Groups

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

WRAP UP - Session I

 

Dinner (on your own)

Thursday, November 13

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

SESSION II

STEWARDSHIP PROGRAMS TO MINIMIZE RESISTANCE

8:00 AM – 8:20 AM

Stewardships Programs and Human Health

Dr. Jim Hutchinson – Medical Director, Vancouver Island Health Authority

8:20 AM – 8:40 AM

Antibiotic Use and Stewardship In Out Patient Settings

Dr. Theoklis Zaoutis – Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, Division of Infectious Diseases , The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

8:40 AM – 9:00 AM

Small Animal Stewardship Programs

Dr. Jeff Bender – Director for the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety and an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine

9:00 AM – 9:20 AM

Stewardship and Quality Assurance Programs

9:20 AM – 9:40 AM

Beverage Break

9:40 AM – 12:00 PM

BREAK OUT GROUPS

Wrap Up Session II

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Box Lunch Provided

SESSION III

METRICS OF SUCCESS TO MINIMIZE RESISTANCE

1:00 PM – 1:20 PM

FDA Working Group and EU Perspective

Dr. Craig A. Lewis – Veterinary Medical Officer – U.S. Food & Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine

1:20 PM – 1:40 PM

Metrics Used TO Make Decisions About Use On The Human Side

Dr. Steve Solomon – Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

1:40 PM – 2:00 PM

On-Farm Antibiotic Use Monitoring Program In Canada

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM

Consumer Group Perspective

Ms. Susan Vaughn Grooters – Keep Antibiotics Working

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM

Beverage & Snack Break

2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

BREAK OUT GROUPS

Wrap Up – Session III

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

RECEPTION

Friday, November 14

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM

USDA Antibiotic Strategy

8:45 AM – 9:05 AM

FDA Antibiotic Strategy

Dr. William Flynn – Deputy Director for Science Policy, Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine

9:05 AM – 9:25 AM

International Working Groups

9:25 AM – 9:45 AM

Combating Antimicrobial Resistance: The Way Forward

Dr. Jim Hughes – Emory University School of Medicine

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM

Beverage Break

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Summary & Group Discussion

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Wrap Up