ASM-ESCMID Conference on Methicillin-resistant Staphylococci in Animals

September 22 - 25, 2009 | London, England

Conference Scope

This meeting will focus on methicillin-resistant staphylococci (MRS) in animal health and the potential implications thereof for humans. The main focus will be methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The meeting will also include methicillin-resistant S. intermedius, S. schleiferi coagulans and S. pseudintermedius because of their emerging roles in animal disease. The two main areas are; 1) the impact of MRS infection and colonization on animal populations, and; 2) the public health consequences of animal MRS infection and colonization.

Principal Organizer

J Scott Weese, DVM DVSc DipACVIM; Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada 

ESCMID Liaison 

Andreas Voss, MD, PhD; Professor of Infection Control, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands Scientific Committee
Mireille Wulf, MD; Clinical Microbiologist, PAMM Laboratory for Medical Microbiology, Veldhoven, The Netherlands Yvonne Abbott; Veterinary Sciences Centre, School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin, Ireland  
Andrew Hillier, BVSc, MACVSc, DACVD; Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA 
David Lloyd, PhD, BVetMed, FRCVS, DipECVD; Professor of Veterinary Dermatology, Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Studies
Royal Veterinary College Hawkshead Campus, Hatfield, UK 
Jeff Bender, DVM MS DACVPM, Veterinary Public Health, Dept. of Clinical and Population Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota 
Tim Nuttall, BSc BVSc PhD CertVD CBiol MIBiol MRCVS; Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Dermatology, Department of Clinical Veterinary Science, The University of Liverpool, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Leahurst, Neston, Cheshire, UK

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