September 9-10, 2020 Virtual Public Meeting – Antimicrobial Resistance and COVID-19

This virtual meeting focused on the impact of COVID-19 and its effect on antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Topics included presentations on the COVID-19 mortality rate due to secondary acquired infections, antibiotic stewardship practices during a pandemic, disruptions in the agricultural industry due to COVID-19 and the intersection of AMR and emergency preparedness.



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SESSION 1: How Life Has Changed: COVID-19 and AMR

Overview of the COVID-19 and AMR Intersection*
Dr. Arjun Srinivasan, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Adapting Antibiotic Stewardship Practices during a Public Health Emergency*
Dr. Emily Heil, Society of Infectious Diseases and Pharmacists

Role of Diagnostic Stewardship during a Public Health Emergency*
Dr. Kalvin Yu, Medical Director, Becton Dickinson & Co.

Looking Forward: Vaccine Uptake and Behavior*
Dr. Sean O’Leary, University of Colorado Medical Campus

SESSION 2: How Life Has Changed: COVID-19 and AMR

Data on COVID-19 Mortality Rate from Secondary Acquired Infections*
Dr. Cornelius J. Clancy, University of Pittsburgh

The Hot Zones: Implications of COVID-19 in Long Term Care Facilities and the Role of Empiric Treatment*
Dr. Patricia Stone, Columbia School of Nursing

Disruptions in the US Meat Supply and the Impact on Livestock Production and Antibiotic Use*
Dr. Mike Apley, Kansas State University

Implications of Telehealth for Companion and Agriculture Animals on Antibiotic Stewardship*
Dr. Gail Golab, American Veterinary Medical Association

SESSION 3: How Life Has Changed: COVID-19 and AMR

International Perspective on COVID-19 and AMR*
Dr. Hanan Balkhy, World Health Organization

The Pharmaceutical Industry Response to the Pandemic*
Phyllis Arthur, Biotechnology Innovation Organization

The Intersection of AMR and Emergency Preparedness – the Need for New Antibiotics*
Dr. Mark Albrecht, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority

Environmental Impact of COVID-19 and Effects of Changing Behaviors*
Dr. Andrew Singer, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

AMR and COVID-19 Surveillance in Sewage*
Dr. Sean Norman, University of South Carolina

Public Comment

Health Watch USA - Written Comment

Health Watch USA - Video Comment

Inflammatix - Written Comment

Center for Science in the Public Interest - Written Comment

Keep Antibiotics Working Coalition - Written Comment

Gaudys L. Sanclemente - Video Comment

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