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Can We Define A Model Of Metrics For Antibiotics and Resistance?

The NIAA Effort: Learning from the June RoundtableLearning From The NIAA Antibiotic June Roundtable Dr. Christopher Braden, Deputy Director, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC, presents a model of metrics to understand the judicious use of antibiotics experience in human health. Dr. Braden outlines several metrics categories: antibiotic Use with prescription data, antibiotic stewardship with facility data, and antibiotic-resiatance trends and spread with microbiologic data. Dr. Braden highlights several example metric and reporting projects, like the community antibiotic prescribing rates per 1000 population in the United States [video].

What Are The Medically Important Antimicrobials in Animal Agriculture?

Medically Important Antimicrobials in Animal AgricultureMedically Important Antimicrobials in Animal Agriculture Dr. Michael Murphy, Veterinary Medical Officer, Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), FDA, shares several policy and regulatory updates with respect to the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). Dr. Murphy leads with the changes being made and continues with listing drugs that are effected and those that are not, specifics of the VFD, and a timeline on when regulations will be implemented [video].

Is There An Antibiotic-Resistance Connection From Farm To Fork?

Drug-Resistant Foodborne Campylobacteriosis in Humans: Is There a Link to Antibiotic Use in Agricultural Animals?Drug-Resistant Foodborne Campylobacteriosis in Humans: Is There a Link to Antibiotic Use in Agricultural Animals? Dr. M.A. McCrackin, Charleston VA Medical Center Research Service and Medical University of South Carolina, brings to light a real example of antibiotic-resistance research. Her project looked antibiotic resistance and connection from farm to fork. Specially, Dr. McCrackin's team wanted to address the literature evidence for a link between antibiotics used in agricultural animals intended for food and antibiotic-resistant infections in humans. One of the key conclusions: on farm antibiotic treatments will increase the colonization of animals with antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter, and antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter can be transmitted to humans in raw animal products. But current literature is inadequately detailed to establish a causal relationship between antibiotic use in agricultural animals & antibiotic-resistant campylobacteriosis in humans [video].

NIAA Antibiotic Symposium Welcome and Opening Comments

Welcome and Opening CommentsWelcome and Opening Comments Dr. Steve Solomon, Principle, Global Public Health Consulting; Dr. Eric Moore, Norbrook, Inc.; and Dr. Scott Vernon, Professor, Agricultural Communications, California Polytechnic State University, opens up the event and the conversations for the 2016 NIAA Symposium - Antibiotic Use - Working Together For Better Solutions [video].

Panel - Q&A Group Two - Leadership and Responsibility for Antibiotic Stewardship


Q&A Group Two - Leadership and Responsibility for Antibiotic Stewardship - Panel, with Dr. Barry Eisenstein, Distinguished Physician, Antimicrobials, Merck & Co., Inc.; Dr. Nate Smith, Director and State Health Officer, Arkansas Department of Health; Dr. Eric Moore, Norbrook, Inc.; and Kathy Talkington, Project Director, Antimicrobial Resistance, The Pew Charitable Trusts, from the 2016 NIAA Antibiotic Symposium - Working Together For Better Solutions, November 1 - 3, 2016, Herndon, Virginia, USA.

Panel - Q&A Group One - Leadership and Responsibility for Antibiotic Stewardship


Q&A Group One - Leadership and Responsibility for Antibiotic Stewardship - Panel, with Dr. Robert Easter, President Emeritus, University of Illinois; Dr. Kurt Stevenson, Medical Director, The Ohio State University; and Dr. Tim LaPara, Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geo-Engineering, University of Minnesota, from the 2016 NIAA Antibiotic Symposium - Working Together For Better Solutions, November 1 - 3, 2016, Herndon, Virginia, USA.

Panel - Q&A Building a Coalition for One Health Approach to Preserving Antibiotic Effectiveness


Q&A Building a Coalition for One Health Approach to Preserving Antibiotic Effectiveness - Panel, with Dr. Bernadette Dunham, Visiting Professor, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University, and Dr. Amanda Beaudoin, Director, One Health Antibiotic Stewardship, Minnesota Department of Health, from the 2016 NIAA Antibiotic Symposium - Working Together For Better Solutions, November 1 - 3, 2016, Herndon, Virginia, USA.

Panel - Q&A How do we Bridge the Communications Gap


Q&A How do we Bridge the Communications Gap - Panel, with Jacque Matsen, FleishmanHillard, and Kim Essex, North America Food and Beverage, Ketchum Public Relations, from the 2016 NIAA Antibiotic Symposium - Working Together For Better Solutions, November 1 - 3, 2016, Herndon, Virginia, USA.

Panel - Q&A Retail on Stewardship Programs


Q&A Retail on Stewardship Programs - Panel, with Dr. Scott Vernon, Professor, Ag Communications, California Polytechnic State University; Dr. Terry Coffey, Chief Science and Technology Officer, Smithfield Foods; Dr. David French, Veterinarian, Sanderson Farms; and Dr. Ashley A. Johnson, Staff Veterinarian, PFFJ, LLC - A Subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corporation, from the 2016 NIAA Antibiotic Symposium - Working Together For Better Solutions, November 1 - 3, 2016, Herndon, Virginia, USA.

Panel - Q&A Government Initiatives to Implement Antibiotic Stewardship


Q&A Government Initiatives to Implement Antibiotic Stewardship - Panel, with Dr. Annette Jones, State Veterinarian and Director, Animal Health and Food Safety Services, California Department of Food and Agriculture; Dr. Tom Shryock, Chief Scientific Officer, Antimicrobial Consultants; Dr. Kathe E. Bjork, Veterinary Medical Officer / Biostatistician, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), USDA; and Michael Craig, Senior Advisor for Antibiotic Resistance Coordination and Strategy, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC, from the 2016 NIAA Antibiotic Symposium - Working Together For Better Solutions, November 1 - 3, 2016, Herndon, Virginia, USA.