Fourth International Symposium on the Environmental Dimension of Antibiotic Resistance
Michigan State University is hosting the fourth International Symposium on the Environmental Dimension of Antibiotic Resistance (EDAR) Aug. 13-17.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — The threat of antibiotic-resistant pathogens has long been recognized by scientists, but only recently has the threat become broadly recognized to motivate action by government leaders and the public.
To discuss the most recent research and its implications for human health, Michigan State University will host the fourth International Symposium on the Environmental Dimension of Antibiotic Resistance (EDAR) Aug. 13-17.
The symposium’s 15 keynote speakers from around the world will focus on the environmental issues concerning antibiotic fate and resistance. More that 90 percent of antibiotics used by humans and in animal and aquaculture enter the environment, and the resistant microbes can enter our food and water.
“Many of the expanded global research programs that were started back in 2012 with the first EDAR meeting will be reaching the first stages of maturity in 2017, which will make this year’s meeting very timely for sharing research outcomes as well as identifying the next steps needed to protect public health.” said James Tiedje, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, and conference convener.
To meet these goals, the first day will focus on advances in the fundamental aspects of antimicrobial resistance; day two, on advances in characterizing sources and mitigation in various use sectors; day three, on human impact, risk assessment, and consumer trends; and day four, on national programs and policy directions.
The symposium will take place at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center at MSU. A contingent of rooms has been reserved for attendees at special rates. Use the conference booking code “1708CONVCO” when booking to benefit from conference rates.
The deadline for reservations is July 11. Register here.