August 13, 2017 to August 17, 2017

4th International Symposium on the Environmental Dimensions of Antibiotic Resistance (EDAR)

8:15 am to 4:15 pm


Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center at Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Event Description

Call for Abstracts

Dear friends and colleagues,

Many of the expanded global research programs in AMR/ARG will be reaching the first stage of maturity in 2017. That makes the 4th International Symposium on the Environmental Dimension of Antibiotic Resistance (EDAR), which will be held from 13–17 August 2017 on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan (USA), very timely for sharing research outcomes as well as identifying the next stage needs to protect public health.

To meet these goals, it is my great pleasure to invite you to join us in Lansing (US) and to submit your scientific contributions to the following topics by 14 April 2017

Abstract Topics:

Basic science underpinning AMR
1. Natural resistome, selection and evolution 
2. ARG genetic linkages, gene/plasmid mobility, HGT
3. Environmental antibiotic chemistry, bioavailability, metabolism

Advances in characterizing environmental sources, consequences, stewardship and/or mitigation
4. AMR/ARG sources, mitigation: terrestrial and agriculture
5. ARG/ARG sources, mitigation: water environments
6. AMR/ARG sources, mitigation: aquaculture, production, hospitals, other

Larger scale studies, human impact, risk, consumer engagement
7. Assessment, mitigation, stewardship; human impact
8. Risk scenarios, assessment, modeling
9. Consumer trends, public communication, engagement 

Program/policy directions
10. National program, sector outcomes, policy, initiatives

For more details on our abstract topics including topic descriptions to help assigning your abstract to the appropriate session please download our flyer or visit our website. Information about how to submit your abstract can be found here.

Confirmed Speakers
We proudly present the confirmed list of internationally renowned speakers for EDAR-4 here. (continously updated) 

Please subscribe to our mailing list here if you like to receive updates or notifications. Registration will be possible in May 2017.  

Up-to-date and any necessary information regarding organizational matters can be found on our conference website

Should you have any further questions, please contact the organizing agency Conventus:
Claudia Tonn & Agnes Krummrich
Phone +49 3641 31 16-353

I am looking forward to receiving your contributions to this unique international congress and to welcoming you to East Lansing in August 2017!

With best regards,

James M. Tiedje                                                                       
Conference Chair                                                                     
Director, Center for Microbial Ecology                                   
University Distinguished Professor of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
Michigan State University (MSU)                                      

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