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November 12-14, 2013

Symposium Pricing:

Full Registration - $395

NIAA Members receive a $75 discount on a full registration

Nov. 12 Day Only - $135

Nov. 13 Day Only - $175

Nov. 14 Day Only - $135

Student Rate - $50/day (must present student ID at check-in)

Kansas City Airport Marriott - Kansas City, Missouri

Make your reservation before October 28, 2013, to receive the NIAA Antibiotic Symposium special room rate of $109 USD per night.

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as of October 8, 2013


Please check back for additional speakers/panelists as they
are added to the agenda.


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**Kansas City will be on Central Standard Time. All times listed are CST.**


Richard Raymond

Symposium Moderator:  Dr. Richard Raymond, Consultant – former USDA Undersecretary for Food Safety, Former Chief Medical Officer for Nebraska Health and Human Services System, Former President of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 27 years Family Practitioner in Nebraska and Former President of the Nebraska Medical Association


 Tuesday, November 12


9:00 AM

Registration Opens                                                              Salon A
1:00 PM – 1:20 PM

Welcome and Recap of Antibiotic Symposia in Chicago, IL 2011 and Columbus, OH 2012                      Grand Ballroom Foyer

 Leah Dorman Dr. Leah C. Dorman, Senior Director of Animal and Food Policy, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation
1:20 PM – 5:30 PM HUMAN HEALTH

1:20 PM – 2:10 PMTauex

Public Health Concerns About Resistant Foodborne Infections

Dr. Robert V. Tauxe, Deputy Director, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Infections, Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Solomon Public Health Impact of Antimicrobial Resistance

Dr. Steven L. Solomon, M.D. , Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

2:10 PM – 2:55 PMDwelle Antimicrobial Resistance:  What Can We Do?

Dr. Terry L. Dwelle, State Health Officer, North Dakota Department of Health

2:55 PM – 3:40 PMHalverson Evidence-Based Policy Development in Public Health

Dr. Paul Halverson,Ph., FACHE, Founding Dean and Professor, Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health

3:40 PM – 4:30 PMFey Livestock-associated Staphylococcus aureus:  Recent Trends

Dr. Paul Fey, D(ABMM), Professor and Medical Director of Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, University of Nebraska Medical Center

 3:00 PM Beverage & Snack Service Available
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Q & A Panel Discussion
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Reception                                                                                    Pavilion

 Wednesday, November 13

 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast       Grand Ballroom Foyer
 8:00 AM – 8:40 AM


 Apley Where Are We With Resistance in Vet Medicine? 

Are We Having An Effect on Human Medicine?

Dr. Mike Apley, Professor, Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Production Medicine/Clinical


8:40 AM – 11:15 AM  REGULATORY
8:40 AM – 9:25 AMGoldman

Antibiotic Residue Testing in Meat and Poultry, Bridging the Gap to Protect Human Health

Dr. David P. Goldman, MD, MPH,  Chief Medical Officer, USPHS Office of Public Health Science, Food Safety and Inspection Service   (Invited)


 9:25 AM - 10:05 AMLewis

FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine Activities Regarding Antimicrobial Resistance and Food-Producing Animals

Dr. Craig A. Lewis, Veterinary Medical Officer, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine

10:05 AM - 10:45 AMDargatz  

USDA Initiatives and Data on Antimicrobial Drug Use and Resistance on Livestock Facilities

Dr. David A. Dargatz, DVM PhD, Epidemiologist, USDA: APHIS Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health

 10:45 AM Beverage Service Available
 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Can We Definitively Assess the Connection Between Antimicrobial Resistances Across Species?

Moderator: Dr. Mike Apley


Did This Come From That? Antibiotic Resistance And The Science Behind Knowing The Unknowable.

Dr. H. Morgan Scott, Professor, Epidemiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University



Dr. Guy Loneragan, Professor of Food Safety and Public Health, Texas Tech University 

 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch (box lunch provided)


 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Antibiotics Used In Animals Raised for Food
Dr. Richard Raymond, Consultant

 2:00 PM – 2:45 PMVaughn Grooters

Consumer Perceptions- Superbugs in our Food Supply

Ms. Susan Vaughn Grooters, MPH, Food Safety Research &  Policy, Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)

 Q & A

 2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Beverage & Snack Break
 3:00 PM – 4:30 PMCardador "What do people really think about their food"? A recent survey of over 700 U.S. grocery shoppers.

Dr. Joe Cardador, Chief Research Officer for Service Management Group



Consumer and Food: Perceptions, Realities and Steps Towards Instilling Confidence

Mrs. Leann Saunders, Where Food Comes From


Consumer and Food: Perceptions, Realities and Steps Towards Instilling Confidence

Mr. Tom Heinen, Heinen’s Fine Foods (17 stores throughout Ohio and Illinois)

 Q & A

  Dinner (on your own)

 Thursday, November 14


 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast                                   Grand Ballroom Foyer

 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Retail Panel Discussion                                          Grand Ballroom





Moderator: Dr. Richard Raymond - Consultant
  • Kathleen O'Donnell, Chief Food Scientist, Wegmans Food Markets


  • Dr. John Stika, President, Certified Angus Beef LLC

 9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Beverage Service Available
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM


Managing Conflict: Engaging Media on Controversial Topics

Mr. Andy Vance, Staff Editor, Feedstuffs Magazine

 Keiffer Ms. Katy Keiffer, Producer and Host of "What Doesn't Kill You:  Food Insights" - a weekly show covering food politics and policy for Heritage Radio 
 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM All Speaker Panel Discussion and Symposium Wrap-Up

Dr. Richard Raymond


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