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Antibiotic Resistance: Implications for Agriculture and Health Care

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

The New York Academy of Medicine and Healthcare Without Harm are hosting a Panel on "Antibiotic Resistance: Implications for Agriculture and Health Care."

The rising prevalence of antibiotic resistance poses significant risks to human health. However, most people don’t know that this increasing prevalence is driven by the overuse of antibiotics in the meats we eat, like livestock, fish, and poultry. Stopping antibiotic resistance from spreading means working with communities, physicians, farmers, and the food industry and policy makers to find new ways to address this growing health threat. That’s why leading activists and experts are coming together to share the latest ideas, insights and solutions for protecting our health. We’ll be joined by Dr. Saul Hymes, MD, a physician at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital and member of the NYS Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance, and Dr. Ken Jaffe, MD, a former family physician who raises grass-fed beef in the Catskills. Dr. Jaffe is also board chair of CADE.

Cost: Free