12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Central
A new IFT Scientific Status Summary was recently released. Entitled “Antimicrobial Resistance: Challenges and Perspectives,” the document updates the IFT Expert Report published in 2006. This webcast, presented by the authors of this Scientific Status Summary, will examine critically important antibiotics; trends of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring Program and MRSA; complications with co-selection and co-resistance; intervention approaches and unintended consequences; and global issues and key observations/conclusions.
Don’t miss this opportunity to explore this complex issue with experts Michael P. Doyle, Guy H. Loneragan, H. Morgan Scott, and Randall S. Singer as they present new scientific evidence relevant to the expert report.
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04/29/13 12:00 PM
Michael P. Doyle
Director, Regents Prof. of Fd. Microbio.
Univ. of Georgia
Dr. Michael P. Doyle is a Regents Professor of Food Microbiology and Director of the Center for Food Safety at the University of Georgia. He is an active researcher in the area of food safety and security and works closely with the food industry, government agencies, and consumer groups on issues related to the microbiological safety of foods. He serves on food safety committees of many scientific organizations and has served as a scientific advisor to many groups, including the World Health Organization, the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Science-National Research Council, the International Life Sciences Institute-North America, the Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International Association for Food Protection and the Institute of Food Technologists, and is a member of the National Academies Institute of Medicine.
Dr Guy Loneragan
Professor, Epidemiology and Animal Health
Texas Tech University
Dr. Loneragan's research focuses primarily on epidemiological approaches to food safety, specifically filling data gaps concerning pre-harvest ecology and mitigation of E. coli O 157, Salmonella and antimicrobial drug resistance. In addition to food safety, he works on epidemiological aspects to animal health and well being. Loneragan was formerly an epidemiologist and associate professor at West Texas A&M University. He also served in adjunct faculty roles at Texas Tech, Colorado State University, Kansas State University and Texas A&M University.
Dr H Morgan Scott
Kansas State University
Dr. H. Morgan Scott is a graduate veterinarian holding a PhD in epidemiology and post-doctoral training in public health. In addition to private veterinary practice, he has worked in both government (food safety surveillance) and academic settings. He is currently professor of epidemiology at Kansas State University, holding the E.J. Frick Professorship in Veterinary Medicine. Much of his research emphasis has been on studying factors impacting antimicrobial resistance among commensal and pathogenic enteric bacteria in food animal production systems, with a program spanning the realm from the molecular to the sociological. In particular, he is interested in applying both epidemiological and ecological approaches to quantify the emergence, propagation, dissemination, and persistence of resistant enteric bacterial strains in integrated populations of animals, their food products, and humans. Using this knowledge, he hopes to identify opportunities to prevent and intervene against resistance among enteric pathogens in animal agriculture; preferably, by developing readily adoptable and cost-effective management practices suited to modern production systems.
Dr Randall Singer
Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology & Community Health
University of Minnesota
Dr. Singer is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Minnesota. He has a dual appointment in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health. Prior to joining the faculty at Minnesota, he was an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He received his DVM and MPVM from UC Davis in 1995 and his PhD in Epidemiology from UC Davis in 1999. Dr. Singer has developed an internationally-recognized research and educational program focused on predicting the emergence, spread and persistence of infectious diseases with particular emphasis on antimicrobial resistance. His research has combined a range of approaches, from the molecular to the mathematical, and in this context he has developed models to assess the risk to human health associated with antimicrobial use on farms. He served as an invited member of the U.S. Delegation to the Codex Alimentarius Intergovernmental Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance.
Dr Robert B Gravani, CFS
Fd Sci Prof
Robert Gravani is a Professor of Food Science in the Department of Food Science at Cornell University. He received a BS degree in Food Science from Rutgers University and his MS and PhD degrees in Food Science from Cornell University with minors in microbiology and food marketing/management. He was appointed to the food science faculty in 1978 and currently serves as the Department Extension Leader and Director of the National Good Agricultural Practices Program. Dr. Gravani's primary responsibilities are in the area of food science/food safety extension and outreach where he maintains a very active program and conducts short courses, seminars, and workshops for food processors, food retailers, the foodservice industry, and government regulatory agencies. He is interested in the microbiological safety and quality of foods and consumer knowledge of these important issues.