Second Antibiotic Symposium Scheduled
August 24, 2012

Lonnie King, DVM, will be the opening keynote speaker at the "A One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Use & Resistance: A Dialogue for a Common Purpose" symposium in Columbus, Ohio, on Nov. 13-15. King is dean of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and is a former director of the Center for Disease Control's National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne and Enteric Diseases where he led the center's activities for surveillance, diagnostics, disease investigations, epidemiology, research, public education, policy development, disease prevention and control programs. 
 
Developed by the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA), the symposium will present information on antibiotic use and resistance and serve as a platform where experts in the field of antimicrobials - public, animal and environmental health - can share information and engage in meaningful dialogue with medical doctors, veterinarians, policy makers, organization leaders, livestock and poultry producers, academicians, researchers and consumers to work on a collective path forward. 
 
The three-day symposium will be broken into three in-depth discussions: antimicrobial use, antimicrobial resistance and the next steps. 
 
The symposium is open to all individuals who want to know more about antimicrobial use and resistance. With seating limited, individuals are encouraged to register early, and those who register by Oct. 15 will qualify for an early bird registration discount, making registration $345/person or $290/per person for NIAA members. 
 
To register for or to learn more about the symposium, go to www.animalagriculture.org or call 1-800-237-7193.