December 08, 2022

National Institute for Animal Agriculture to host 12th annual Antibiotics Symposium

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Institute for Animal Agriculture will host the 12th annual Antibiotics Symposium Nov. 1-3 in Alexandria.

This year’s theme is “Exploring Stewardship Sustainability and Collaboration.”

Topics will include information on the latest antimicrobial stewardship and resistance research, connecting sustainability to One Health, regulation, alternatives and consumer insights.

NIAA will welcome Tom Noffsinger, industry expert in cattle handling and animal husbandry, and Michael Uetz, principal of Midan Marketing, as two of the program’s keynote speakers.

Speakers and topics were selected by the symposium’s planning committee:

• Megin Nichols, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

• Justin Welsh, Merck Animal Health

• Paul Plummer, National Institute for Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education

• Hayley Springer, Penn State University

• David Bruene, Iowa cattle rancher, Cattlemen’s Beef Board

• Heather Fowler, National Pork Board

• Courtney Youngbar, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

• Abraham Kulungara, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

The purpose of the inaugural symposium in 2011 was for animal health and human health experts to share science‐based information so an honest dialogue could ensue. Today, the dialogue is just as important.

The symposium will provide opportunities for attendees to participate in panel discussions, interact with speakers, collaborate in small group sessions and connect with leaders from animal, human and environmental health organizations.

Additionally, the program has been submitted — but is not yet approved — for 9.5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.

To register for the 12th annual Antibiotics Symposium and book your hotel stay at Westin Alexandria Old Town, visit

For more information, contact Morgan Young, director of communications and outreach for the NIAA, at