Antibiotic Stewardship Dr. Chuck Hofacre, Dr. Tim Lapara, Dr. Jennifer Koeman, and Dr. David Sjeklocha participate on a panel focused on antibiotic stewardship. Some of the focus questions ask how stewardship programs are measured as "successful" and what some of the unintended consequences of directives #209 and #213 in the future might be [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].
In-Patient Antimicrobial Resistance Dr. Arjun Srinivasan, Associate Director for Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention Programs, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), talks about what is being done in hospitals to improve antibiotic use. Dr. Srinivasan outlines notable goals about the future of patient care around antibiotics. Key in hospitals is that physicians do not like to be "managed" so the shift is forward the phase "stewardship". Take aways: Many experts, including advisers to the President, have called for the government to require hospitals and nursing homes to have antibiotic stewardship programs [video].
Beef Antibiotic Stewardship Dr. Tiffany Lee, Beef Cattle Institute, Kansas State University, provides information on the beef producer perspective and their view of antibiotic stewardship. Dr. Lee points out this survey is aimed at discovering more about the producer side and provide a voice to producers. Dr. Lee summarizes the results and some of the direction beef producers are taking with their use of antibiotics [video].
Poultry Antibiotic Stewardship Dr. Chuck Hofacre, Center for Food Safety, Department of Avian Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, brings the poultry perspective on antibiotic resistance and stewardship actions being taken by farm operations. One aspect of poultry production that is key is cost. And he says several key drivers of change in poultry antibiotic use are large retailers, not the end consumer; government regulations; and export markets. Dr. Hofacre says the key person for this stewardship role is the veterinarian. This presentation also provides a summary of the US poultry industry and the top level economics of how it operates [video].