February 10-11, 2021 Virtual Public Meeting

This virtual public meeting was dedicated to presentations from two new working groups of the PACCARB, one on Inter-Professional Education and another on Antibiotic Access and Use, which were formed in response to a task letter from the Assistant Secretary for Health. The two-day virtual public meeting also included an update on the impact of COVID-19 on antimicrobial resistance.



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Federal Register Notice


Impact of COVID-19 on Antibiotic Use and Resistance – An Update*
Arjun Srinivasan, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

PANEL 1: Modalities of Care

Antimicrobial Stewardship at MinuteClinic*
Anne Pohnert, CVS Minute Clinic

Antibiotic Stewardship in a Total Virtual CareTM Model*
Kristin Dean, Doctor on Demand

Connected Care for Food Production Animals*
Gilbert Patterson, VetNOW

PANEL 2: Populations and Disparities

Variability in Antibiotic Prescribing: Targets for Improving Antibiotic Use*
Lauri Hicks, CDC

Antibiotic Use through a Health Equity Lens*
Jeffrey Hall, CDC

Racial Disparities in Antibiotic Prescribing for Children*
Jeffrey Gerber, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Disparities in Prescribing Based on Provider Density and Socio-Economic Status*
Eili Klein, Johns Hopkins University

PANEL 3: Crops

Regulating Antibiotic Use on Crops*
Susan Jennings, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Innovations and Tracking Use of Antibiotics in Tree Crops*
Kerik Cox, Cornell University

Strategies for Reducing Antibiotic Use in Tree Crops*
George Sundin, Michigan State University

Antifungal Resistance in Humans and the Environment*
Melanie Ivey, The Ohio State University

PANEL 4: Interprofessional Education (IPE) and One Health

Introduction and Framing of IPE*
Patricia Cuff, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Core Competencies in One Health Education*
Jonna Mazet, University of California, Davis

Interprofessional Learning, Experience and Practice*
Catherine Demko, Case Western Reserve University

Exemplar IPE Program: The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth*
David Farmer, The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

PANEL 5: Individual Drivers of Change

Sustaining Interprofessional Education into Practice*
Maria Wamsley, University of California San Francisco

Enacting Change Through Cooperative Extension*
Roger Rennekamp, Cooperative Extension System

Patients as Educators: The New Partner in IPE*
Sue Sheridan, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine

PANEL 6: Institutional Drivers of Change

The Role of IPE in Veterinary Education about AMR*
Trevor Ames, University of Minnesota

International Harmonization of Accreditation Standards*
Karen Martens Brandt, American Veterinary Medical Association

Institutional Drivers of Change: Opportunity and Evolution in CE*
Graham McMahon, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Mechanisms for Furthering IPE and the Role of Government
Donald M. Berwick, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (no slides used)

Public Comment

Health Watch USA - Written Comment

Innovation Spotlight

Xpert® 10 color Plus Melt Curve Technologies for Antimicrobial Resistance Gene Detection*
Devasena Gnanashanmugam, Cepheid

Getting to Zero: Eliminating Blood Culture Contamination with an Initial-Specimen Diversion Device*
Lucy S. Tompkins, Stanford Health Care and Magnolia Medical Technologies

Obtaining Previously Hidden Small Molecules Directly from Natural, Diverse Microbiomes for Protecting and Advancing Humanity*
Ross Youngs, Biosortia, Inc.

Leveraging Real Time Technology for COVID and AMR*
Kalvin Yu, Becton Dickinson

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