An important One Health related symposium with prominent speakers…

National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) - Hosted Antibiotic Use and Resistance Symposium

November 12-14, 2014 – Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown (Formerly Meliá Hotel) Atlanta, GA (USA)

Keynote Speaker

Lonnie King, DVM, MS, MPA, ACVPM -
Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University, former director of the National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne and Enteric Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA and former deputy administrator for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), U.S. Department of Agriculture, in Washington, DC.

Topic - “Antibiotic Use and Resistance: Moving Forward Through Shared Stewardship”

Dr. King, a veterinarian, is a member of the One Health Initiative team’s Honorary Advisory Board, longstanding prominent One Health leader in the U.S. and worldwide and board member of the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (AVES). 

Two other notable speakers among several include:

James M. Hughes, MD - Professor of Medicine and Public Health, Emory University (USA) -

Topic – “Combating Antimicrobial Resistance: The Way Forward.”

Dr. Hughes, a physician, is also a member of the One Health Initiative team’s Honorary Advisory Board, and longstanding prominent One Health leader.


Brian Lubbers, DVM, PhD -

Dr. Lubbers, a veterinarian, said, “My presentation will essentially start the discussion on developing specific stewardship guidelines by focusing on the specific antimicrobials of importance / bacteria of concern (both the human and animal perspective) with major emphasis on the significant overlap of both perspectives and understanding the risks and benefits of antimicrobial use”

View the Agenda HERE
View complete symposium information on the
NIAA website or go to


Symposium Pricing:

Registration fee includes all sessions and breaks.  Click here to register online.


Full Registration - $425 (NIAA Members receive a $75 discount on full registration)

Nov. 12 ½ Day Only - $150

Nov. 13 Day Only - $250

Nov. 14 ½ Day Only - $150

Student Rate - $50/day (must present student ID at check-in)

Media Information:

Complimentary registrations to the NIAA Symposium are available to writers and editors of recognized livestock, poultry or equine magazines, newspapers, radio stations or television stations. To obtain more information, please email Katie Ambrose.  Click here to register online


Hotel Information:

Each individual will be responsible for making his/her own reservations. The special room rate of $159 USD per night will be available until October 21st or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.  When making reservations, verify the rate and advise the reservations agent that you are with the NIAA Symposium.  You can click here to make your reservation.


Group Name:

National Institute for Animal Agriculture

Hotel Name:

Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown

Hotel Address:

590 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

Phone Number:


Provided by:

Ms. Katie Ambrose, National Institute for Animal Agriculture, Chief Operating Officer, Colorado Springs, Colorado (USA)