The National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) will host “A One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Use and Resistance: A Dialogue for a Common Purpose” symposium on November 13-15, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio.  Stakeholders in the issue are encouraged to participate in the meeting since the purpose is to have a meaningful dialogue and creating successful strategies to preserve antibiotic efficacy.  “There is a need for sharing of relevant, scientific information and ongoing dialogue among experts within animal agriculture and those within public health,” Symposium co-chair Leah C. Dorman, DVM, Director of Food Programs, Center for Food and Animal Issues, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, said.

“This symposium promises to deliver the latest research findings and serve as a platform where experts in the field of antimicrobials—public, animal and environmental health—can engage and learn from each other. It’s also where consumers, policy makers and organization leaders, and others can become armed with the facts presented by these individuals,” Dr. Dorman added.  The agenda, presentation topics and confirmed presenters for the “A One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Use and Resistance: A Dialogue for a Common Purpose” symposium is available here.

Also to learn more about the symposium, click here.  The white paper summarizing the 2011 antibiotic use symposium is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese and can be accessed online on the National Institute for Animal Agriculture’s website here.

 

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