1:00pm - 4:00pm
Antimicrobial Resistance in Agriculture:
Is it a Worker Health Issue?
1500 Gortner Ave St. Paul, MN 55108
1395 Gortner Avenue St. Paul, MN, 55108
WHAT IS ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE?
The topic of antimicrobial resistance in agriculture is often centered around the use of antimicrobials and the potential transfer of resistance via food or direct contact with animals. However, this issue is more complex and the impact on the agricultural worker is often not discussed. This forum builds on our efforts to support the health of farmers, farm workers and their families.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Farmers, farm workers, farm managers, industry representatives, veterinarians, health care workers, occupational health professionals, academic researchers, government agency personnel extension personnel, agriculture support organizations, and anyone interested in animal agriculture worker health.
WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?
The forum will include a panel discussion to describe recent research with swine veterinarians, farm visitors and employees, patients with enteric illnesses, and a newly initiated study characterizing antimicrobial resistance on dairy workers. Small group discussion will engage participants to provide input and help determine the impact of antimicrobial resistance from different perspectives.