USDA’s Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service and Ohio State University (OSU) will hold a conference on minimizing antibiotic resistance transmission through the food chain.

The meeting will be held April 2-3 at the Embassy Suites, Crystal City, National Airport Hotel, Arlington, Va. It will provide a multidisciplinary platform to address antibiotic resistance as it relates to the food chain. The focus will be on commensal bacteria and pathogenic bacteria in antibiotic resistance evolution, maintenance and transmission.

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Speakers will discuss risk assessment and antibiotic resistance reduction strategies, propose future research directions, and develop education and outreach approaches for the industry, regulators, public health authorities, and consumers.

For additional information about the conference, visit the OSU web site at fst.osu.edu/ar.