Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University Dr. Lonnie King will be the keynote speaker of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture's November Antibiotic Use and Resistance Symposium, the group said this week.
King, DVM, MS, MPA, ACVPM, is also Professor in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and holds the Ruth Stanton Endowed Chair in Veterinary Medicine. He also serves as the Executive Dean for the seven health science colleges at Ohio State.
King is a former administrator for the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in Washington, D.C.
The theme of this year's symposium is "Moving Forward through Shared Stewardship." King's keynote address is titled "Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance Through Integration and Stewardship: A New Call To Action."
"Stewardship is an opportunity to change the conversation on ABX and forge new relationships between animal and human health," he said.
The Symposium will be held in Atlanta, Ga, November 12-14, 2014. Full Registration is $425, but NIAA Members receive a $75 discount. Individual day and student registrations are also available.
Symposium partners include USDA/APHIS, Merck Animal Health, the National Pork Board, Elanco, Auburn University and Qiagen.