February 26-27, 2020 - HHS Listening Sessions

The February HHS-hosted AMR Listening Sessions included topics on the current landscape of antibiotic resistance and the development of alternatives, including other One Health focused panel presentations and participant discussions.



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PANEL SESSION 1: Innovation in an Era of Stewardship

The Role of Stewardship in Optimizing the Use of New Agents
Sara Cosgrove, Johns Hopkins University

Antimicrobial Resistance Benchmark – Report from the World Economic Forum
Fatema Rafiqi, Access to Medicine Foundation

CMS Overview of Rule Changes to Promote Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs and Next Steps
Scott Cooper, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Michael Treitel, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Urgent Need for Novel Incentives in a Broken System
Emily Wheeler, Antimicrobials Working Group

Merck's Approach to Antibiotic Stewardship
Elizabeth Hermsen, Merck & Co., Inc.

PANEL SESSION 2: Innovation in Prevention and Diagnostics

Current Research Pipeline for Vaccines and Diagnostics
Kent Kester, Sanofi Pasteur

Vaccine Pipeline for Prophylactic Antimicrobial Resistance Prevention
Jan Poolman, Janssen, a Johnson and Johnson Company

Vaccines and Innovations in Facility Infection Control to Prevent Neonatal Sepsis
Padmini Srikantiah, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Host-Based Solution to Addressing Antibiotic Misuse
Richard Rothman, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine

Rapid Diagnostics Using Artificial Intelligence
Kwangmin Son, PhAST Corp.

PANEL SESSION 3: Disease Prevention and Management in Animals

Challenges in Animal Agriculture Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs
Locke Karriker, Iowa State University

Precision Technology Opportunities to Enhance Animal Health
Justin Sexten, Performance Livestock Analytics

Applications of Next Generation Sequencing to Inform Disease Management Decisions for Livestock
Maria Clavijo, Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory; Genus PIC

Innovation in Animal Feed (Additives)
Leon Marchal, DuPont & Wageningen University

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Antibiotic Resistance Threat Report
Michael Craig, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

PANEL SESSION 4: New Insights on the Changing Antimicrobial Resistance Landscape

The Collective Antibiotic Resistance Landscape through a One Health Lens
Paula Cray, North Carolina State University

Microbiome Research in the Pre-Antibiotic Age
Anna Dhody, Mütter Research Institute

Penicillin Allergy Testing as a Component of Antimicrobial Stewardship
David Khan, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Antimicrobial Resistance and Environmental Hotspots
Randy Singer, University of Minnesota

PANEL SESSION 5: The Gut Microbiome and Antimicrobial Resistance

Microbiome Health
Martin Blaser, Rutgers University

Novel Small Molecule Antibiotic Targeting C. difficile
Urs Ochsner, Crestone

Non-antibiotic Strategies to Modify the Microbial Population of Dairy Cattle: Impacts on Milk Production, Animal Health and Food Safety
Todd Callaway, University of Georgia

Microbiome Therapeutics as a Novel Approach to Treat Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases
Matthew Henn, Seres Therapeutics

PANEL SESSION 6: Future Demands on Food Production

Population Growth and Demands on Food
Ramanan Laxminarayan, Centers for Disease Dynamics, Economics, and Policy

Antibiotic Consumption in Animals - A Reporter's Perspective
Jason Gale, Bloomberg

Sustainability of Seafood Systems 
Michael Tlusty, University of Massachusetts Boston

PANEL SESSION 7: The Increased Demand for Aquaculture Protein

Aquaculture Overview
David White, University of Tennessee

Certification Standards for Antibiotic-Free Seafood
Sebastian Belle, Maine Aquaculture Association

National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System Seafood Pilot Program
Patrick McDermott, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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