Antimicrobial Resistance: A Problem Without Borders

When: May 6, 2014 (5:00 PM Eastern)
Where: Keck Center (Atrium) • 500 Fifth St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

Topics Health Care Workforce, Health Services, Coverage, and Access, Public Health, Quality and Patient Safety
Activity: The Richard & Hinda Rosenthal Symposium
Board: HMD Executive Office

“In a 1945 interview with the New York Times, penicillin’s discoverer Alexander Fleming anticipated the development of drug-resistant bacterial strains. Indeed, penicillin-resistant strains were first isolated from patients in significant numbers a year later, in 1946.” (IOM, Antibiotic Resistance: Implications for Global Health and Novel Intervention Strategies Workshop Summary, 2010)


The Institute of Medicine's 2014 Richard & Hinda Rosenthal Symposium will explore the current and future impact of antimicrobial resistance, implications for our nation’s health and that of the world, and obstacles and successes in the development of solutions and steps to mitigate this global public health challenge.

The event will include a discussion with panelists:

Rima F. Khabbaz, M.D.

Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases

Director, Office of Infectious Diseases

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Stuart B. Levy, M.D.

Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology & Microbiology and of Medicine

Director of the Center for Adaptation Genetics & Drug Resistance

Tufts University School of Medicine

President of the Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics


Margaret A. Riley, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biology

University of Massachusetts Amherst


Brad Spellberg, M.D.

Associate Medical Director for Inpatient Service

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute

Moderated by:

Harvey V. Fineberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Institute of Medicine

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