March 28, 2018 - EpiX Analytics to present innovative analyses on antimicrobial resistance in livestock and its impact in humans

March 28, 2018 - Boulder, CO, US

EpiX Analytics consultants will offer two presentations on July 9th at the IAFP's 2018 Annual Meeting (July 8-11), in Salt Lake City, UT.

Dr. Solenne Costard will offer her presentation, Assessment of the Relationship between Foodborne Illnesses Due to Beef Contaminated with Antimicrobial Resistant Bacteria and Prophylactic Use of Antimicrobials in Beef Cattle, at 8:30 AM - 8:45 AM, July 9 (Rm 151 D-F). Prophylactic use of antimicrobials in food production animals is often cited as one of the drivers of antimicrobial resistance in humans, but we lack studies that prove this link using national-level estimates. In her talk, Solenne will discuss how US surveillance data was used to investigate the potential link between prophylactic use of tetracycline and tylosin in beef cattle and human illnesses caused by the consumption of beef contaminated with antibiotic-resistant pathogens.

Dr. Francisco J. Zagmutt will make a presentation on July 9th, at 9:15 AM - 9:30 AM (Rm 150 A-C+G), entitled Quantitative Antimicrobial Risk Assessment: Data Gaps to Put Animal Source Foods in Perspective. His talk discusses the use of risk assessment methods to identify data availability and gaps to quantify foodborne pathogen antimicrobial resistance attribution from animal source foods to humans.

Please stop by and introduce yourself! Drs. Costard and Zagmutt would be glad to meet you.