Antibiotics

Are Antibiotics Seeping Into The Groundwater?

Stewardship and the Environment - Wastewater Treatment and AntibioticsWastewater Treatment and Antibiotics Dr. Tim Lapara, Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geoengineering, University of Minnesota, looks at how antibiotics in the environment filter out through the ecosystem of lakes, rivers, and streams. Dr. Lapara shares current research into wastewater treatment and how antibiotics are discovered in the various stages of treatment. Take home message: Treated wastewater still contains a lot of antibiotic resistance genes [video].

Do We Understand Out-Patient Antibiotic Resistance Issues?

Out-Patient Antibiotic Resistance (AMR) IssuesOut-Patient Antibiotic Resistance Dr. Lauri Hicks, Commander, U.S. Public Health Service, Medical Epidemiologist, Respiratory Diseases Branch; Medical Director, Get smart: Know When Antibiotic Work Program; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), shares the Get Smart Program - Know When Antibiotics Work. This marketing and communication program is to help providers and patients by: Promoting provider adherence to appropriate prescribing guidelines; Decreasing demand for antibiotics among healthy adults and parents of young children; and Increasing adherence to prescribed antibiotics. Take aways: Messages need to be tailored to specific groups and changing behavior and culture takes time [video].

What Is The USDA Strategy On AMR?

USDA Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy - Farm Foundation ResultsFarm Foundation Result Highlights Dr. Larry Granger, Antimicrobial Resistance Program; Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services; U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), describes the USDA antimicrobial resistance strategy from conversations of round tables through the Farm Foundation Public Meetings. Dr. Granger looks at the USDA surveillance, data collection, and analysis action being taken and how it coordinates with the US FDA guidelines. Some of his take aways: There will be some impacts to minor species; veterinarians are concerned about compliance and liability; and measurement of success is a major issue [video].

What Do APLU and AAVMC Recommend About Antibiotics?

Actions and Recommendations on Antibiotics from the Universities (APLU) and Colleges of Veterinary Medicine (AAVMC)Actions and Recommendations on Antibiotics Dr. Chase Crawford, Director, Antimicrobial Resistance Initiative, Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges; Association of Public & Land-grant Universities, talks about what agriculture's role is in addressing antibiotic resistance. Key is partnering with the human health initiatives and seek to continue to protect animal health. Dr. Crawford brings a perspective from key task force members, like the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) [video].

CDC on Antibiotics, Funding and CARB Program

CDC’s Overall Effort on Antibiotics, FY 2015 Requested Funding and CARB ProgramCDC’s Overall Effort on Antibiotics, FY 2015 Requested Funding and CARB Program Dr. Beth Bell, Director of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), talks about the overall efforts and work of the CDCs work on antibiotic resistance. Dr.Bell shares the federal government level view of combating antibiotic resistant bacteria. She leads in with an overview of the disease burden, risks to US citizens, and the economic impacts. Dr. Bell points out how communication plays a part in helping the efforts of awareness and action [video].

Panel: Consumers Expectations On Antibiotics

Panel Discussion with Consumer Speakers About AntibioticsConsumer Speakers About Antibiotics Note: This panel discussion video not published at panel's request.

Drs. Granger, Lewis, Park, Crawford - Panel on Antimicrobial Resistance


Panel on Antimicrobial Resistance - Dr. Larry Granger, Dr. Craig Lewis, Dr. Benjamin Park, Dr. Chase Crawford, from the 2015 NIAA Antibiotic Symposium - Stewardship: From Metrics to Management, November 3-5, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Mr. Smith, Ms. Summers, Mr. Morris - Panel Discussion with Consumer Speakers About Antibiotics


Panel Discussion with Consumer Speakers About Antibiotics - Mr. Donnie Smith, Ms. Christine Summers, Mr. Mike Morris, from the 2015 NIAA Antibiotic Symposium - Stewardship: From Metrics to Management, November 3-5, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Note: This panel discussion is currently awaiting presenter approval before being published.

Drs. Hofacre, Lapara, Koeman, Sjeklocha - Panel Discussions on Antibiotic Stewardship


Panel Discussions on Antibiotic Stewardship - Dr. Chuck Hofacre, Dr. Tim Lapara, Dr. Jennifer Koeman, Dr. David Sjeklocha, from the 2015 NIAA Antibiotic Symposium - Stewardship: From Metrics to Management, November 3-5, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Drs. Braden, Shryock, Tauxe, Apley - Panel Discussion on Antibiotics with Opening General Session Speakers


Panel Discussion on Antibiotics with Opening General Session Speakers - Dr. Chris Braden, Dr. Thomas Shryock, Dr. Robert Tauxe, Dr. Mike Apley, from the 2015 NIAA Antibiotic Symposium - Stewardship: From Metrics to Management, November 3-5, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

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