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ARPAS has approved 13 Continuing Education Units for this symposium.

Symposium Moderator: 

Scott Vernon, PhD - Professor, Agricultural Communications, California Polytechnic State University

   Tuesday, November 1

10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Registration Opens

12:30 PM–12:40 PM

Welcome and Opening Comments


Steve Solomon, MD – Global Public Health Consulting


Eric Moore, DVM - Norbrook, Inc.

12:40 PM-1:00 PM

Overview of the Symposium

Scott Vernon, PhD

1:00 PM–1:30 PM

Drug-Resistant Foodborne Campylobacteriosis in Humans: Is There a Link to Antibiotic Use in Agricultural Animals?

M.A. McCrackin – DVM, PhD, Veterinary Medical Officer & Associate Professor, Comparative Medicine, Charleston VA Medical Center Research Service and Medical University of South Carolina 

1:30 PM–2:00 PM

Medically Important Antimicrobials in Animal Agriculture

Michael Murphy, DVM - Veterinary Medical Officer, CVM/FDA 

2:00 PM–3:00 PM

Moderated by Steve Solomon, MD

Panel - The NIAA Effort: Learning from the June Roundtable



~ Christopher Braden, MD - Deputy Director, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at CDC 

~ Christine Daugherty, PhD - VP Sustainable Food Production at Tyson 

~ Roger Saltman, DVM - Group Director, Cattle and Equine Technical Services, Zoetis

~ Angie Siemens, PhD - Vice President, Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory, Cargill

3:00 PM–3:30 PM

Networking Break

3:30 PM–4:00 PM

Stewardship of Antimicrobial Use in Animals: Defining Goals and Objectives

~ Bill Flynn, DVM - Deputy Director for Science Policy in FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine

4:00 PM–4:30 PM

Stewardship of Antimicrobial Drug Use in Food Animals: Farmers’ Perspectives and Implementation Consideration

~ Constance Cullman - President, Farm Foundation, NFP

4:30 PM–5:00 PM Q&A  with Dr. Michael Murphy and Ms. Constance Cullman
5:00 PM – 5:15 PM Wrap Up; Intro to Day 2


Dinner (on your own)

   Wednesday, November 2

7:00 AM–8:00 AM

Networking Continental Breakfast

 8:00 AM–9:00 AM  Moderated by Eric Moore, DVM


Antibiotic Stewardship Updates by Species: Swine, Beef, Poultry, and Aquaculture


~ Joel Nerem, DVM - Pipestone Veterinary Services

~ Kevin Hazelwood - Chief of Staff, Cactus Feeders

~ John Glisson, DVM, MAM, PhD, Vice President, Research Programs -

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association

~ Dave Starling, DVM - Faculty at Iowa State, Owner and Private Practitioner of

 Aqueterinary Services and International Consultant 

9:00 AM–10:00 AM

Moderated by Roger Saltman, DVM
  Antibiotic Stewardship Updates by Sector: Veterinarians, Producers, Feed Manufacturers, and Pharmaceuticals:


~ Kerry Kefabber, DVM - Chief Veterinarian, Scientific Affairs and Policy

Elanco Animal Health

~ Richard Sellers - Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Education, American Feed Industry Association,

~ Tyler Holck - MS, MBA - Feed His People, LLC

~ Jay Hill - Farmer / Produce Sales, Hill Farms

10:00 AM–10:30 AM

Networking Break

10:30 AM–11:30 AM

Moderated by Steve Solomon, MD

Government Initiatives to Implement Antibiotic Stewardship:


Complying with California's Senate Bill 27 on Antibiotic Use in Livestock

~ Annette Jones, DVM - State Veterinarian and Director, Animal Health and Food Safety Services, CA Dept. of Food and Agriculture. 

Role of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

~Tom Shryock, PhD – Chief Scientific Officer, Antimicrobial Consultants

Antimicrobial Stewardship and Judicious Use Initiatives of the USDA National Animal Health Monitoring System

~ Kathe E. Bjork, DVM, MSPH, PhD - Veterinary Medical Officer / Biostatistician, USDA-APHIS

Updates from the CDC

~ Michael Craig - Senior Advisor for Antibiotic Resistance Coordination and Strategy, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

11:30 AM–12:30 PM


12:30 PM–1:00 PM

Antibiotic Stewardship: The Role of Consumer Demand and Retailer Initiatives

~ Scott Vernon, PhD - Professor - Ag Communications, California Polytechnic State University

 1:00 PM–2:00 PMModerated by Eric Moore, DVM
PANEL: Retail Panel on Stewardship Programs

~ Terry Coffey, PhD - Chief Science and Technology Officer at Smithfield Foods

~ David French, DVM - Veterinarian, Sanderson Farms

~ Ashley A. Johnson - DVM, Staff Veterinarian,  
       PFFJ, LLC  - A Subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corporation

2:00 PM–3:00PM

Getting to Yes: What Each Sector Needs to Forge a Collaboration for Antibiotic Stewardship

~ Christine Daugherty, PhD - VP Sustainable Food Production at Tyson 

3:00 PM–3:30 PM

Networking Break

3:30 PM–4:45 PM

How do we Bridge the Communications Gap

~Ms.Kim Essex, Partner, Director - North America Food and Beverage - 

Ketchum Public Relations

~ Jacque Matsen, Senior Vice President, Food & Agribusiness - FleishmanHillard

4:45 PM–5:00 PM

Wrap Up; Intro to Day 3

6:00 PM–7:30 PM


   Thursday, November 3

7:00 AM–8:30 AM

Networking Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM–9:30 AM


Building a Coalition for One Health Approach to Preserving Antibiotic Effectiveness


~ Bernadette Dunham, DVM, PhD, Visiting Professor, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University

 ~ Amanda Beaudoin, DVM, PhD, DACVPM, Director, One Health Antibiotic Stewardship, Minnesota Department of Health

9:30 AM–10:30 AM

Moderated by Leah C. Dorman  - DVM, Director, Food Integrity & Consumer Engagement, Phibro Animal Health Corporation

Leadership and Responsibility for Antibiotic Stewardship - Panel 1 


~ Bob Easter, PhD - AAVMC, APLU, President Emeritus, University of Illinois

~ Kurt Stevenson, MD, MPH - Medical Director, The Ohio State University

~ Tim LaPara, PhD - Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geo-Engineering, University of Minnesota

10:30 AM–11:00 AM

Networking Break

11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Moderated by Dr. Barry Eisenstein  - Distinguished Physician, Antimicrobials, Merck & Co., Inc.

Leadership and Responsibility for Antibiotic Stewardship - Panel 2  


~ Nate Smith, MD, MPH - â€ŽDirector and State Health Officer at Arkansas Department of Health

~ Christine Hoang - DVM, MPH, CPH, Assistant Director, Division of Animal and Public Health, American Veterinary Medical Association

~ Ms. Kathy Talkington - Project Director, Antimicrobial Resistance at The Pew Charitable Trusts

12:00 PM–12:30 PM

Wrap Up






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