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For Immediate Release                                                  Contact: Katie Ambrose
Date: August 17, 2016
                                                                                 719-538-8843, Ext 14

2016 National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) Antibiotics Symposium Emphasis on Working Together Across Animal and Human Health

Colorado Springs, Colo.The National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) will once again host a unique gathering focused on a collaborative and continued dialogue about antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance. Not about one point of view, the 2016 NIAA hosted Antibiotics Symposium provides a setting for a thoughtful exchange of ideas for the betterment of animal and human health.

The Symposium entitled, Antibiotic Use – Working Together for Better Solutions, takes place November 1-3, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Dulles, Herndon, Va.

All sectors of the animal food production and human/public health industries will come together around this, one of the most important topics in animal and human health today. The sixth Symposium hosted by NIAA and its partners, NIAA continues to develop the dialog on antimicrobial resistance through collaboration and cross-industry discussion.

Presenters will be from organizations such as the CDC, FDA, and USDA, along with industry leaders, retailers, processors, producers, and representatives from both human and public health. To move forward, animal agriculture must outline what appropriate use of antibiotics really means, and identify the core elements of stewardship. 

Building trust, developing tools and deploying strategies will take all of us Working Together.

For more information or to register online go or contact the NIAA by calling 719-538-8843 or email

The National Institute for Animal Agriculture provides a forum for building consensus and advancing proactive solutions for animal agriculture—the aquaculture, beef, dairy, equine, goats, poultry, sheep and swine industries—and provides continuing education and communication linkages for animal agriculture professionals. NIAA is dedicated to programs which work towards the eradication of disease which pose risk to the health of animals, wildlife and humans; which promote a safe and wholesome food supply for our nation and abroad; and which promote best practices in environmental stewardship, animal health and well-being. NIAA members represent all facets of animal agriculture.