4th International Symposium on the Environmental Dimension of Antibiotic Resistance

13–17 August 2017 • Lansing, Michigan (United States)

4th International Symposium on the Environmental Dimension of Antibiotic Resistance

13–17 August 2017 • Lansing, Michigan (United States)

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Abstracts

The abstract submission is closed (deadline May 1, 2017)!
Thank you very much for your contributions!

Please note:
If the presenting author is unable to obtain a visa, another coauthor may present the poster or talk if that person is registered. At abstract submission or later if necessary one can identify a different presenter.


Note: The topic descriptions are meant to help assigning your abstract to the adequate session.

BASIC SCIENCE UNDERPINNING AMR

1. Natural resistome, selection and evolution
- Natural reservoirs of ARGs, MGEs in ocean, soil, any native biota
- Selection, co-selection, low concentrations
- Evolutionary change, adaptations
- Bioinformatic or experimental studies aimed at new ARG discovery

2. ARG genetic linkages, gene/plasmid mobility, HGT
- Plasmid ecology
- Gene mobility
- Metagenomic assembly, long reads
- Bioinformatics tools, databases, ARG nomenclature
- Single cell analyses

3. Environmental antibiotic chemistry, bioavailability, metabolism
- Environmental conditions for selection
- Fate and transport of antibiotics
- Antibiotic residues in different environments and resource settings

ADVANCES IN CHARACTERIZING ENVIRONMENTAL SOURCES, CONSEQUENCES, STEWARDSHIP AND/OR MITIGATION

4. AMR/ARG sources, mitigation: terrestrial and agriculture
- Animal agriculture, and at different scales and resource settings
- Wildlife, pets
- Manure management, treatment, AMR ecology in manures
- Horticultural uses
- ARG cycling via animal worker 

5. ARG/ARG sources, mitigation: water environments
- Wastewater treatment
- Drinking water
- Recycled water
- Streams, sediments, estuaries

6. AMR/ARG sources, mitigation: aquaculture, production, hospitals, other
- Caged fish, shellfish
- Industrial production, formulation, shipping
- Medical uses and disposal in different resource settings

LARGER SCALE STUDIES, HUMAN IMPACT, RISK, CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT

7. Assessment, mitigation, stewardship; human impact
- Updates on multidrug resistant strains (superbugs) of environmental relevance, lessons learned
- Farm to fork AMR/food safety studies, outcome to humans
- Implementation of One-Health concepts

8. Risk scenarios, assessment, modelling
- Quantitative risk assessment, directions
- Examples of risk evaluation and/or stewardship approaches in low and middle-income countries
- Modeling evaluating fate, exposure, paths

9. Consumer trends, public communication, engagement
- Studies of AMR and the consumer
- Communicating AMR, stewardship to the producer, consumer

PROGRAM/POLICY DIRECTIONS

10. National program, sector outcomes, policy, initiatives
- Larger scale studies by animal, fish, water treatment industry, etc. to evaluate mitigation method
- Outcomes from national programs to minimize AMR risk
- Regulatory, incentive perspectives, outcomes