"The Antibiotics Conference — Current Issues for the Poultry and Egg Industry," sponsored by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, aims to explore and discuss antibiotic use as viewed from the regulatory and scientific perspective of leading industry experts and will take place during the 2013 International Production & Processing Expo.

At the International Poultry Expo, experts from the U.S., Europe and Latin America will discuss the current use of antibiotics throughout the world, explore the differences in regional perspectives involving antibiotics, investigate how antibiotic use is monitored, and review the current science behind alternatives to antibiotics. The registration fee for the conference is $150 and includes admission to the expo.

Program topics will include:

  • Current State of Affairs Regarding Antibiotics — How We Got to Where We Are, How We Currently Use Antibiotics
  • Antibiotic Resistance — Science Behind Antibiotic Resistance, How Is It Being Monitored, How Is Data Being Used? Is There a Disconnect Between Use in Animals Compared to Antibiotic Resistance in Humans? Is the Issue Consumer or Government Driven?
  • Alternatives to Antibiotics
  • Future of Antibiotic Usage — Industry and FDA Perspective

The 2013 International Production & Processing Expo will be held January 29–31, 2013, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga. The "Antibiotics Conference — Current Issues for the Poultry and Egg Industry" program will be on January 30 and January 31, at 8–11:30 a.m.