Briefing: The Public Health Threat of Antibiotic Resistance

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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.

Speakers

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)

Co-Sponsors

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Medical Association

Health Care Without Harm

Infectious Diseases Society of America

Keep Antibiotics Working

March of Dimes

Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University

Trust for America’s Health


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