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2014 Animal Health Research Symposium
“Antibiotics: Choosing the Path of Least Resistance”

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Each year, the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute and the veterinary schools of the University of Missouri and Kansas State University join forces to offer a symposium on key issues within the animal health industry, held in conjunction with CVC Kansas City.

The theme of the 2014 Animal Health Research Symposium is “Antibiotics: Choosing the Path of Least Resistance.”

Antibiotic resistance has emerged as truly a “One Health” problem that exploits the inextricable linkage of human and animal medicine and food production in our world. Antibiotics cause an appreciable change within the microbiome – a microbiome that has been implicated in having a role in everything from obesity and colon cancer to autism.

Because antibiotics are critical in the treatment of disease in humans and animals, antibiotic resistance is creating a life-threatening challenge for health professionals as they attempt to stay one step ahead of mounting waves of bacterial challenges.

Different solutions will be considered in this growing problem including:
  • The use of prebiotics and probiotics and the impact on the microbiome, Kelly Swanson, PhD, University of Illinois
  • Probiotics for livestock production and human health implications, Matthew Wood, CEO SCD Probiotics
  • Novel antibacterial strategies to reduce resistance development, Susan Egan, PhD, University of Kansas
  • Bacterial nanomachines as vaccine targets, Wendy Picking, PhD, University of Kansas
  • Prevention is the best solution – development of Kansas Vaccine Center, William Picking, PhD, University of Kansas

Featuring a full schedule of speakers with experience with these topics, the event runs from 7:30 am to 2:00 pm on August 25, 2014. Those interested in attending may register online.

This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 6.00 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize AAVSB’s RACE approval; however, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call Advanstar Communications for further information, 913-871-3876. Advanstar Communications provider #209.