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National Institute for Animal Agriculture Antibiotics Symposium

11/3/15 to 11/5/15
Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown
590 West Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA
United States

Today there is an increased need for stewardship whenever antibiotics are used. The threat of a "post-antibiotic era" is rising as antibiotic resistance increases. As declared by the U.S. Government and World Health Organization among other national governments, this is a crisis that threatens national and global security.

Government regulations are calling for aggressive steps toward improved antibiotic use in the human and animal health sectors. However, there is no best practice in measuring success in these efforts. Antibiotics Stewardship: From Metrics to Management will facilitate a discussion on metrics between veterinarians, public health officials, the livestock industry, scientists and others involved in food safety and food animal production to reach a consensus towards developing these metrics in order to keep agriculture moving forward successfully.

 The fifth installment of the NIAA Antibiotics Symposium takes place November 3-5, 2015 in Atlanta, Ga. and is open to all individuals who want to learn from each other, engage in meaningful discussion and create successful strategies to safeguard antibiotic efficacy.