miércoles, 21 de febrero de 2018

March 7-9: Antibiotic Resistance Experts Unite from Across the Atlantic

Strengthening Partnerships in the Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance
TATFAR Meeting on Antibiotic Resistance,
Opening Session will be Live Steamed

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TATFAR members are gathering for an in-person meeting at CDC's Atlanta headquarters in March.

March 7-9, members from the Transatlantic Taskforce on Antimicrobial Resistance (TATFAR) are gathering in Atlanta for a three-day meeting to promote action and discuss ongoing work related to antibiotic resistance. Guided by TATFAR’s three focus areas, the agenda covers:
  • improving antibiotic use in humans and animals,
  • preventing infections and their spread, and
  • strengthening the drug pipeline.
CDC will host the meeting which will be attended by representatives from Canada, the European Union, Norway, and the United States, along with key partners. This work will help frame the plan for the second half of TATFAR’s implementation period (2018-2020).
The meeting’s opening session will be streamed live on Wednesday, March 7 from 8:30 - 10 AM ET (the webpage to the live stream will be available on March 7 at 8:30AM). The opening session includes a welcome from TATFAR Co-Chairs and keynote speakers.
  • Co-Chairs: 
    • Larry Kerr, Director of Pandemics and Emerging Threats Office, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 
    • John F. Ryan, Director for Public Health, Country Knowledge, Crisis Management, European Commission
  • Speakers:
    • Anne Schuchat, Acting Director for U.S. CDC, and Acting Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
    • Xavier Prats-Monné, Director General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission
Learn more about the meeting and find Live Stream information on TATFAR’s website.

#TATFAR (Transatlantic Taskforce on Antimicrobial Resistance) is a collaboration between U.S., European Union, Canada and Norway to reduce the threat of #AntibioticResistance. TATFAR is meeting March 7-9 in Atlanta, GA and you can follow along!https://go.usa.gov/xnMc3

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