CSU Public Health Symposium to be held April 15

The sixth annual Public Health Symposium at Colorado State University will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15. This year’s topic revolves around emerging issues in antimicrobial resistance, and the symposium, titled Microbial Ecology in a Changing World: Emerging issues in antimicrobial resistance, will take place at the Hilton Hotel, located at 425 West Prospect Road in Fort Collins.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the most important global challenges facing society today. The emergence and transmission of AMR is a challenging problem, part of a complex system involving people, animals, and the environment.

The event includes keynote speaker Christopher Heaney, director of the Johns Hopkins Environmental Health Microbiology and Immunology Laboratory at Bloomberg College of Health; several panel discussions; presentations; and a networking reception at the end of the day. The symposium seeks to explore the public health aspects of antimicrobial resistance from a broad perspective as it relates to human health care, food safety, water, and agriculture. Additionally, research within the CSU community and local agencies will be described with the goal of fostering new opportunities for collaboration.

The event is a collaboration of the Colorado School of Public Health at CSU, the School of Global and Environmental Sustainability, and the High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety.

To learn more or to register, visit the event website. There are no fees to attend either event, but registration is required, as seating is limited.