Antimicrobial Resistance Collaborative Meeting, March 22

The Emory University Antibiotic Resistance Center and the One Health@UGA Antimicrobial Resistance Group will hold a workshop on “Overlooked Factors in the Spread and Persistence of Antibiotic Resistance,” on Wednesday, March 22, at the UGA Veterinary Medical Center.

We face an antimicrobial resistance crisis of unprecedented scale. In the USA alone the cost of antibiotic resistance to the health care system is over $8 billion dollars and 50,000 deaths annually with individual patient costs from $18,588 to $29,069. For business reasons, pharmaceutical companies no longer consider antibiotic development a priority. Attacking this problem separately from our narrow academic or clinical silos has produced inadequate solutions.

This workshop will be the first of several to brainstorm collaborative projects with a One Health perspective. One Health@UGA and the Emory Antibiotic Resistance Center invite us to abandon our silos and share ideas and expertise to make progress on this front.

The workshop is open to faculty, postdocs, and graduate students who would like to explore novel ways to overcome antibiotic resistance, from molecular biology to health practice and public education.  Registration is free but space is limited, so register in advance.

 

Antimicrobial Resistance Collaborative Meeting

“Overlooked Factors in the Spread and Persistence of Antibiotic Resistance”

March 22, 2017

UGA Veterinary Medicine Education Center

2200 College Station Road

Registration (free) required to Laura Balkcom, lbalk@uga.edu by Mon, March 20.

 

Schedule

10:00 am             Welcome and Orientation

10:30                   Group introductions

11:00                   Re-framing the problem: What are we ignoring?

12:00 pm             Lunch and “Two-slide poster” session**

1:00                     Breakout Groups: Paradigm-shifting Projects

2:00                     Group Reports, Funding Possibilities, Action Items

3:00                     Wrap-up

3:15                     Tour of new Veterinary Medical Center and appetizers

 

** just two slides that portray your interest and expertise plus a title and your name printed however you choose (e.g., 3 single 8 x 11 pages or a 2′ x 2′ micro-poster – minimum 14 pt. font that is easily legible from 3 ft away).