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ARPAS has approved 16 CEU's for attendance to the Antibiotic Symposium.

NIAA Antibiotics Symposium meets the requirements for 20 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's RACE approval.

Symposium Moderator:


Dr. Steve Solomon Consultant, Global Public Health Consulting

   Tuesday, November 3

9:00 AM - 5:00 AM

Registration Opens

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Welcome and Opening Comments

Dr. Chris Braden – Director, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC


1:15 PM – 1:35 PM

Historical Perspective

Dr. Thomas Shryock – Chief Scientific Officer, Antimicrobial Consultants, LLC 

1:35 PM – 1:55 PM

Antibiotic Stewardship and Animal Agriculture 

Dr. Mike Apley – Professor, Production Medicine/Clinical Pharmacology at Kansas State University 

1:55 PM – 2:15 PM

Human Health Viewpoint and Setting the Tone for the Symposium
Dr. Robert Tauxe – Deputy Director, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases, Center for Disease Control and Prevention

2:15 PM – 2:35 PM

Beverage & Snack Break

2:35 PM – 3:05 PM

Panel Discussion with Opening General Session Speakers

3:10 PM – 5:15 PM

Measure that Make a Difference! WHY Measure and WHAT to Measure!

Mr. Thomas J. Chapel – Chief Evaluation Officer, CDC

Breakout Sessions

Mr. Thomas J. Chapel


Dinner (on your own)

   Wednesday, November 4

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast



8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Stewardship For Poultry

Dr. Chuck Hofacre – Center for Food Safety, Department of Avian Medicine, University of GA College of Veterinary Medicine

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Stewardship and the Environment - Waste Water Treatment and Antibiotics

Dr. Tim Lapara – Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Stewardship for Swine

Dr. Jennifer Koeman – Director, Producer and Public Health, National Pork Board

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Stewardship for Beef

Dr. David Sjeklocha – Director of Animal Health and Welfare, Cattle Empire

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Beverage Break

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Panel Discussions with Speakers

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Producer Survey Results

Dr. Tiffany Lee Beef Cattle InstituteKansas State University

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM Lunch



12:45 PM – 1:15 PM

CDC’s Overall Effort on Antibiotics, FY 2015 Requested Funding and CARB Program

Dr. Beth Bell – Director of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

1:15 PM – 1:35 PM

Out-Patient AMR Issues

Dr. Lauri Hicks – Commander, US Public Health Service, Medical Epidemiologist, Respiratory Diseases Branch, Medical Director, Get smart: Know When Antibiotic Work Program

1:35 PM – 2:00 PM

In-Patient AMR Issues

Dr. Arjun Srinivasan – Associate Director for Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention Programs, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC

2:00 PM – 2:20 PM

Antimicrobial Stewardship – the State Health Department Perspective

Dr. Marion A. Kainer Director, Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance Program, Tennessee Department of Health

2:20PM – 2:40 PM

Beverage & Snack Break

2:40 PM – 3:40 PM


Building Consumer Trust

Mr. Donnie Smith – Tyson Foods, President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Craig Wilson – Costco, Vice President of Food Safety
Mr. Mike Morris  Yum! Brands Global Quality Assurance


3:40 PM – 4:45 PM

Panel Discussion with all speakers

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM


   Thursday, November 5

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

USDA Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy  Farm Foundation Results

Dr. Larry Granger – Leads the Antimicrobial Resistance Program for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM


FDA Antibiotic Strategy

Dr. Craig Lewis Veterinary Medical Office,FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine

9:00 AM – 9:25 AM

Antimicrobial Resistance in Humans and the Global Health Security Agenda

Dr. Benjamin Park  Senior Advisor for International Healthcare Quality, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

9:25 AM – 10:25 AM


Breakout Sessions

10:25 AM – 10:45 AM

Actions and Recommendations from the Universities (APLU) and Colleges of Veterinary Medicine (AAVMC)

Dr. Chase Crawford – Director, Antimicrobial Resistance Initiative, Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges and Association of Public & Land-grant Universities 

10:40 AM – 12:15 PM

Panel & Group Discussion

Wrap Up






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