Briefing: The Public Health Threat of Antibiotic Resistance
The Pew Charitable Trusts, together with eight public health and consumer groups, hosted a briefing Nov. 18 as part of Get Smart About Antibiotics Week. The event was meant to raise awareness about the growing threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of using these drugs appropriately.
The briefing featured Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as four “Supermoms Against Superbugs” advocates, who shared their expertise, personal experiences, and sense of urgency in addressing what is one of today’s most pressing public health issues.
Tom Frieden, M.D., director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta (@DrFriedenCDC)
Aparna Bole, M.D., fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics; medical director of community integration, University Hospitals, Cleveland (@DrAparnaBole)
Will Harris, owner of White Oak Pastures, Bluffton, Georgia (@whiteoakpasture)
Everly Macario, Sc.D., co-founder of the MRSA Research Center, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago
Scott J. Weissman, M.D., assistant professor of pediatric infectious diseases, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle (@weissman68)
American Academy of Pediatrics
Infectious Diseases Society of America
Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University