Get Smart About Antibiotic Stewardship in Agriculture and Health Care

Emily Miranker Announcement
New York, United States
Subject Fields
Government and Public Service, Health and Health Care, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Public Health, Public Policy

Tuesday, February 7, 2017



The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029


Free, but advance registration is required

This event is co-sponsored with Health Care Without Harm. 


Around 23,000 Americans die from antibiotic resistant infections each year. Antibiotic resistance costs the United States billions of dollars annually in direct healthcare expenses and lost productivity. Antibiotics are an essential part of the health care we receive, yet 80% of those sold in the United States—the same medicines used to treat human infections—are used in industrial animal agriculture as a stopgap against crowded, unsanitary conditions and to promote growth. This panel discussion will explore how the overuse and misuse of antibiotics is breeding antibiotic resistant bacterial strains and how leaders in agriculture and health care are responding. 

About the Panelists

Jennifer Obadia, PhD is the Eastern U.S. Regional Director at Health Care Without Harm and leads their Healthy Food in Health Care program

Saul Hymes, MD is a physician at Stonybrook Hospital. He also serves on the New York State Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance.

Ken Jaffe, MD is a former family physician who raises grass-fed beef in the Catskill region of New York, and supplies meat to fine restaurants and hotels, which supports a farm-to-school program that brings grass-fed beef to children in kindergarten through 12th grade.

About the Facilitator 

Kimberly Libman, PhD, MPH is the Director for Prevention and Community Development Center for Health Policy and Programs at The New York Academy of Medicine.

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