Webinar: One Health and the Politics of Antibiotic Resistance (Part 1 of 2)

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Webinar: One Health and the Politics of Antibiotic Resistance (Part 1 of 2)

07/06/2016 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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One Health and the Politics of Antibiotic Resistance (Part 1 of 2) - Click HERE to view the archived webinar recording

Overview: 
The rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria has created a crisis in medicine and veterinary medicine. The use of antibiotics as growth promoting agents in livestock has been a highly political issue. Europe approved avoparcin, a growth-promoting antibiotic, in the 1970’s. Its widespread use led to the rise of vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE). In contrast, the US has requested that its livestock producers voluntarily stop using antibiotic growth promoting agents. Using a One Health approach by integrating the perspectives of medicine/public health and veterinary medicine/agriculture, this presentation briefly compares and contrasts the EU versus the US experience regarding antibiotic use, antibiotic resistance, and livestock production. 

Learning Objectives: 
1. Understand the history behind low dose antibiotic use in agriculture. 
2. Understand how the rise of vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE) drove public policy in Europe. 
3. Understand the different policy approaches in Europe and the U.S. regarding avoparcin, a growth-promoting antibiotic used extensively in pork production, and how they impacted VRE epidemiology. 
4. Understand how genomics can play a crucial role in antimicrobial resistance surveillance. 

Speaker: 

Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP 
Research Scholar 
Program on Science and Global Security 
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs 
Princeton University 

Co-Founder, One Health Initiative, http://www.onehealthinitiative.com 

Columnist, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, http://www.thebulletin.org 

 

Part 2 of this webinar series, "Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment", will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 11am EDT. Click here for more information and to register

 

 

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