Lonnie King, DVM, will be the opening keynote speaker at the “A One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Use & Resistance: A Dialogue for a Common Purpose” symposium on Nov. 13-15, in Columbus, Ohio,
King is dean of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and is a former director of the Center for Disease Control’s National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne and Enteric Diseases where he led the center's activities for surveillance, diagnostics, disease investigations, epidemiology, research, public education, policy development, disease prevention and control programs.
“Dr. King is the ideal person to kick off the symposium,” said symposium Co-chair Dr. Leah Dorman, Director of Food Programs, Center for Food and Animal Issues, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. “He’s been in the trenches and will bring a 360-degree view to this important topic.“
Developed by the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, the symposium will present information on antibiotic use and resistance and serve as a platform where experts in the field of antimicrobials—public, animal and environmental health — can share information and engage in meaningful dialogue with medical doctors, veterinarians, policy makers, organization leaders, livestock and poultry producers, academicians, researchers and consumers to work on a collective path forward.
Other speakers confirmed for the Nov. 13-15 symposium include
- Dr. Ron DeHaven, executive vice president, American Veterinary Medical Association
- Dr. George Sundin, Department of Plant Pathology, Michigan State University
- Dr. Guy Loneragan, Director of Food Safety and Public Health, Texas Tech
- Dr. Alison Mather, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, University of Cambridge
- Dr. Rick Sibbel, Director of Cattle Technical Services, Merck Animal Health
- Dr. Patrick McDermott, National Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring System, Food and Drug Administration/Center for Veterinary Medicine
- Dr. Mary Torrence, National Program Food Safety Leader, USDA/Agricultural Research Service
- Dr. Tom Chiller, epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control
- Dr. Randy Singer, Associate Professor Epidemiology, University of Minnesota
- Dr. Rich Carnevale, Animal Health Institute’s Vice President for Regulatory, Scientific & International Affairs
- Dr. Karl Dawson, Director Worldwide Research, Alltech
The three-day symposium will be broken into three in-depth discussions: antimicrobial use, antimicrobial resistance and the next steps.