Registration Opens for NIAA Antibiotics Symposium

The National Institute for Animal Agriculture will host a symposium Nov. 12-14, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia, titled ďAntibiotic resistance: Moving forward through shared stewardship. Registration now is open and can be completed online.

Appropriately, stewardship is the theme for the 2014 NIAA Antibiotics Symposium. More specifically, the symposium will focus on antibiotic use and resistance, and moving forward through shared stewardship.

The NIAA Antibiotics Symposium brings together academia, government researchers, the scientific community and stakeholders within animal agriculture, human medicine and the environment to share and learn from each other in order to seek resolution about the often misunderstood issues of antimicrobial use and resistance.

The goal of the symposium is to educate attendees about minimizing resistance and maintaining antimicrobials important for animal and human health. Keynote speakers representing both the animal and human health communities will identify and prioritize key resistance issues at the human and animal interface, present stewardship programs and metrics of success to minimize resistance, and conclude with real-world solution strategies to move forward.

Online registration is now available.