General Session Speakers Take On Antibiotic Questions Dr. Chris Braden, Dr. Thomas Shryock, Dr. Robert Tauxe, and Dr. Mike Apley participate in a panel discussion on antibiotics from a variety of angles. Some of the panel questions address goals of the Presidential Advisory Commission plus some of the differences in agriculture use of antibiotics [video].
Building Consumer Trust for Antibiotics and Animals Ms. Christine Summers, Costco, talks about how Costco handles the conversation of antibiotics with 80 million members. Ms. Summers drive the business with high quality and safe expectations. Ms. Summers points that the Costco members are highly educated, well paid, and have a heightened awareness. What Costco does is proactively engage with their members and be part of the daily dialog about food [video].
US FDA Antibiotic Strategy Dr. Craig Lewis, Veterinary Medical Office, Center for Veterinary Medicine, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), explains why organizations like the US FDA needs to collect data and analysis around antibiotic resistance. The current plan aims to develop an approach to offer greater transparency, organize analysis to assess Guidance #213 adoption, and understand the rollout of the new FDA antibiotic policies, regulations, and stewardship [video].
Wastewater 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].