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May 27, 2015


ADVISORY: White House to Host Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship

WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, June 2, the Administration will host the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship.  The event will
bring together key Federal and private sector constituencies involved in the development, promotion, and implementation of antibiotic stewardship activities to ensure the responsible use of antibiotics nationwide.

Last year, President Obama signed an Executive Order launching Federal efforts to combat the rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria.  The Administration also issued its National Strategy on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, which outlines steps the U.S. government will take to improve prevention, detection, and control of resistant pathogens.  Earlier this year, the White House released its National Action Plan to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, a comprehensive effort that identifies critical actions to be taken by government over the next five years.  In addition, the President’s FY 2016 Budget proposed nearly doubling the amount of Federal funding for combating and preventing antibiotic resistance to more than $1.2 billion. 

          White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship

          Tuesday, June 2 from 8:00-9:15 AM

: This event will be open press, but space is limited.  Members of the media who wish to cover the event must RSVP by 4:00 PM on Friday, May 29th.

Press holding White House hard passes must send their name, media outlet, and email to with the subject line “Antibiotic Event.” Press not holding White House hard passes must include their full legal name (including middle name), date of birth, Social Security number, gender, country of citizenship, and current city and state of residence.

All press will enter the White House via the northwest gate. If we are able to accommodate your request for credentials, you will receive a confirmation after the deadline to RSVP has passed with further instructions and logistical details.