Understanding the Nexus of Antibiotic Use in Humans and Animals to Improve Public Health
Monday, Oct 5, 2015
Food Safety and Agriculture
In 2014, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Report, recognized that antibiotic resistance is a global threat to public health. The report acknowledges that a
collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach is critical to reduce resistance and identifies a need to enhance knowledge and increase awareness among stakeholders including human and health
professionals and veterinarians. This session will provide the catalyst for registered dietitians to gain better perspectives on the complexities of antibiotic use and what can be done through
effective stewardship initiatives, to reduce the threat of antibiotic resistance.
Identify the connection of antibiotic use and resistance between humans and animals.
Describe the importance of antibiotic stewardship throughout the food and healthcare continuum.
Gain better perspectives on communicating the complexities of antibiotic use and what can be done to improve public health.
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