Published: May 9, 2017

Fourth international symposium on the Environmental Dimension of Antibiotic Resistance-BS

By: Eileen Gianiodis Agriculture and Natural Resources office: (517) 432-1555, ext. 230 cell: (517) 242-4753

Scientists have long recognized the threat of antibiotic resistant pathogens, but only recently has the threat become broadly recognized to motivate action by leaders, not only in the government, but also the public.

Michigan State University will host the fourth international symposium on the Environmental Dimension of Antibiotic Resistance on Aug. 13-17 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center.

“Many of the expanded global research programs that were started back in 2012 with the first EDAR meeting will be reaching the first stages of maturity in 2017, which will make this year’s meeting very timely for sharing research outcomes as well as identifying the next steps needed to protect public health.” said James Tiedje, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, and conference convener.

The symposium will showcase 15 keynote speakers who will discus topics ranging from antimicrobial resistance transfer to environmental chemistry, fate and distribution and connection to antibiotic resistance.

To pre-register for this event and to be updated on when registration opens, click here. For more information feel free to visit or contact Mandy Wagner at, or Agnes Krummrich and Claudia Tonn at