Antimicrobial Resistance Conference

February 27–28, 2024

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About the Conference

Steering Committee

  • Kenitra Hendrix
  • Tim Johnson
  • Deepti Pillai
  • Chris Rice

Planning Committee

  • Wendy Beauvais
  • Sriveny Dangoudoubiyam
  • Hyunwoo Lee
  • Shankar Thangamani
  • Mohit Verma
  • Wright Frazier
  • Andrea Kellogg
  • Tom Mauch



Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a significant public health threat globally, and multi-drug resistant infections are predicted to only worsen over time (United Nations Foundation, 2021). In 2019, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that more than 2.8 million cases of antibiotic-resistant infections occur annually in the US, resulting in 35,000 deaths (CDC, 2019). Increased incidence of hypervirulent and multidrug resistant (MDR) bacterial pathogens has been attributed to the use, overuse, and misuse of antibiotics (FAO, 2016). However, AMR is a complex problem at the intersection of human, animal and environmental health (“One Health”) that can only be addressed through a multidisciplinary approach.

We welcome a diverse audience including not only academics, but medical and veterinary practitioners, and individuals working in the areas of public health, food production, food safety and biotechnology. The meeting has been designed to facilitate networking and collaborations so we can tackle AMR together.

Poster Session

A poster session on research in Antimicrobial Resistance will be held as part of the Conference.  There will be two divisions, Undergraduate and Graduate/Professional Students.  Each division will award a first place ($300) and a second place ($150).  Click here to learn more and sign up.



Tuesday, February 27, 2024


7:30–8:30 a.m. EST

Opening Remarks

8:30–8:45 a.m. EST

Keynote: Determinants of Antimicrobial Resistance: From Genes to Ecosystems (Determinants)

8:45–10:00 a.m. EST|Dr. Noelle Noyes


10:00–10:15 a.m. EST

A novel modulator of echinocandin susceptibility in fungal pathogens

10:15–10:40 a.m. EST|Mark Hall

Lipid remodeling viewed from both sides: How bacteria and infected cells alter lipid metabolism upon antimicrobial challenge and infection

10:40–11:05 a.m. EST|Christina Ferreira

Analysis of antibiotic resistance using flow cytometry

11:05–11:30 a.m. EST|Paul Robinson

Session 1 Q&A

11:30–11:50 a.m. EST


11:50 a.m.–12:45 p.m. EST

Keynote: The complex dynamics of AMR and its impact on One Health and policy (Dynamics)

12:45–2:00 p.m. EST|Dr. Paul Plummer

Harvesting the potential of gut microbiome in animal production

2:00–2:25 p.m. EST|Tingting Ju


2:25–2:40 p.m. EST

Advantages, challenges and opportunities in profiling pathogens and antimicrobial resistance in bacterial communities

2:40–3:05 p.m. EST|Ilya Slizovsky

Reducing agriculture use of antimicrobials in lower and middle-income countries: Pakistan poultry production

3:05–3:30 p.m. EST|Paul Ebner

Session 2 Q&A

3:30–3:50 p.m. EST

Reception / Poster Session

3:50–6:00 p.m. EST

Wednesday, February 28, 2024


8:00–8:30 a.m. EST

Keynote: Deterring Drug Resistance, an overview of current US strategies in place to stem the tide of antimicrobial resistant infections (Deterrence)

8:30–9:45 a.m. EST|Dr. Elizabeth Dodds

Hit-to-lead optimization of carbonic anhydrase inhibitors for the treatment of VRE and Neisseria gonorrhoeae

9:45–10:10 a.m. EST|Daniel Flaherty


10:10–10:25 a.m. EST

Novel pulmonary delivery systems for combating deadly lung infections caused by multidrug resistant Gram-negative bacteria

10:25–10:50 a.m. EST|Qi (Tony) Zhou

Bacterial hemin acquisition systems for targeted photodynamic inactivation

10:50–11:15 a.m. EST|Alexander Wei

Session 3 Q&A

11:15–11:35 a.m. EST

Closing Remarks & Poster Awards

11:35 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EST



Antimicrobial Resistance Conference, February 27-28, 2024 - Hotel Accommodations

 Attendees must secure their own overnight lodging.  A few hotels located in close proximity to Purdue University are listed below. 

Union Club Hotel

The Union Club Hotel is conveniently located on campus and connected to the Purdue Memorial Union and Stewart Center. Parking is available at the Grant Street Parking Garage at a daily rate of $10.

Address: 201 S Grant St, West Lafayette, IN 47906
Phone: 765-494-8922
Room Block and Rate Information: $190/night + Tax
Deadline: Special rates end on January 26, 2024

Click  HERE to reserve your room online.

Hilton Garden Inn

The Hilton Garden Inn is next to Tapawingo Park on the Wabash Landing. Purdue University is just half a mile away. Downtown Lafayette is just across the Wabash River. Free parking is available in an adjacent garage.

Address: 356 E State St, West Lafayette, IN 47906
Phone: 765-743-2100
Room Block and Rate Information: $129/night + Tax
Deadline: Special rates end on January 26, 2024

Click  HERE to reserve your room online. 

Hampton Inn and Suites

The Hampton Inn and Suites is located just half a mile from the Purdue campus.  Historic Lafayette downtown district is just across the river with access to local restaurants and shops. Parking is free.

Address: 160 Tapawingo Dr., West Lafayette, IN 47906
Phone: 765-269-8000
Room Block and Rate Information: $139/night + Tax
Deadline: Special rates ends on January 26, 2024

Click  HERE to reserve your room online.

If you are flying, Indianapolis International Airport (IND) will be the closest international airport. Ground transportation to Purdue University from the Indianapolis International Airport includes shuttle service by Lafayette Limo ( 765-497-3828) and Reindeer Shuttle ( 765-637-5124). 


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