Environmental Dimensions of Antibiotic Resistance

08/13/2017 - 08/17/2017

Sun., Aug. 13 through Thurs., Aug. 17
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center (MAP)
219 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA

The threat of antibiotic resistant pathogens has long been recognized, at least by scientists, but only recently has the threat of multidrug resistant strains become broadly recognized to motivate action by leaders in governments as well as by the public. Necessary action includes research to define the scope of the problem including its various sources, the impacts of current practices in the different use sectors, assessment of the global nature of the problem, and identifying mitigation and stewardship practices. The program is divided into sections:

  1. day 1 is focused on the advances in the fundamental aspects of AMR; 
  2. day 2 is focued on the advances in characterizing sources and mitigation in different use sectors, 
  3. day 3 is focused on human impact, risk assessment, and consumer trends, and 
  4. day 4 will close the meeting with national programs and policy directions.

Conference Chairs

James M. Tiedje
Director, Center for Microbial Ecology and University Distinguished Professor of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, and of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University
tiedjej@msu.edu 

Shannon Manning
University Foundation Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University
mannin71@msu.edu  

Conference website and registration: 

http://www.antibiotic-resistance.de/