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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012

CONTACT: Dr. Bruce Akers
NCDA&CS Emergency Programs Division
919-270-7993

Symposium to focus on potential impacts of antimicrobial
resistance on human and animal health

WHO/WHAT: About 300 veterinarians, physicians, nurses, public health and agriculture professionals and disaster responders from across the country will learn about the impacts of antimicrobial resistance on human and animal health, and discuss solutions for responding to them. The 2012 One Medicine Symposium is titled “Bugs versus Drugs: A one medicine approach to antimicrobial resistance.”
WHEN: Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 5 and 6, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
WHERE: Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, Durham
OTHER INFO: This is the ninth annual symposium focusing on “one medicine,” an approach to disaster preparedness that fosters cooperation among agencies involved in human and animal medicine for a rapid, effective response to diseases, terrorism and natural disasters.

Sessions will focus on a variety of topics, including the use of antimicrobials in humans and animals; a look at antimicrobial resistance in humans, food and companion animals; MRSA; parasite and drug resistance; and the future of antibiotics. A full agenda is available online at www.onemedicinenc.org.

The symposium is sponsored by N.C. Division of Public Health, N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine and the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

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