Sept. 19 seminar looks at antibiotic stewardship in animal health

Friday, Aug. 3, 2018

OLATHE — Antibiotic stewardship is the central theme of an upcoming seminar tailored to professionals in the animal health industry.

"Antibiotic Stewardship in Animal Health" is from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the K-State Olathe campus. It brings together thought leaders in industry, government and academia to discuss and provide multiple perspectives on the past, current and future issues related to antibiotic stewardship, regulatory implications and how the industry may adapt in response.

Speakers include:

• Mike Apley, Frick professor of production medicine/clinical pharmacology in Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine

• John Butler, CEO of the Beef Marketing Group

• Bill Flynn, deputy director of the Science and Policy Center in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine

• Nadyne Hagmeier, quality improvement consultant for the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care Inc.

• Elizabeth Hermsen, head of global antimicrobial stewardship for Merck

• Mike Morris, global quality assurance for Yum! Brands

• Dan Rice, owner of Prairieland Dairy

• Rick Sibbel, president and owner of Executive Veterinary and Health Solutions and former executive director for the U.S. Food Animal Business Unit of Merck Animal Health

• Jeff Watts, research director of external innovation – anti-infectives at Zoetis Inc.

This is the fifth seminar in a series that provides topical information in animal health regulatory affairs. The seminars are designed to connect the animal health industry to the federal regulatory agencies, with the goal of facilitating a dialog that may help craft solutions and actions that improve aspects of the regulatory process.

More than 350 professionals from animal health companies and affiliated industries across the world have attend previous regulatory affairs seminars. Participant feedback has shown that the information is impactful and making a difference in the industry.

To register for the seminar, visit