February 27–28, 2024
Join us at the 2024 Purdue University Antimicrobial Resistance Conference to learn about and discuss the latest advancements and multidisciplinary approaches to combating this global public health threat.
Save the Date: February 27–28, 2024
Please check back in December for registration information. The conference will offer a virtual option.
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.