The occurrence of antibiotic-resistant microbes is becoming a global food safety and public health concern. Join USDA and The Ohio State University in a conference on minimizing antibiotic-resistance transmission through the food chain. The conference is scheduled for April 2-3, and will be held in Washington, D.C. The conference’s goal is to bring together scientists from academia, government agencies and industry to discuss and address the antibiotic-resistance issue.

The meeting will provide a multidisciplinary platform to investigate the antibiotic-resistance issue and the food chain.  Sessions will focus on bacteria that are found on humans as well as the transmission of antibiotic resistance. Attendees will discuss risk assessment and antibiotic-resistance reduction strategies, future research directions and the development of education and outreach approaches for the industry, regulators, public health authorities and consumers.

The registration fee is $200 per person. For more information and to register for the conference, click here.