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    Congressional Briefing: "Combating Antimicrobial Resistance"

    On World Health Day 2011, April 7th, IDSA sponsored a congressional briefing where experts and a grieving mother discussed the dire public health problems caused by antimicrobial resistance and the stagnant antibiotic pipeline.

    Senate Host U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, sponsor of the Strategies to Address Antimicrobial Resistance Act (STAAR Act) - Website - Twitter
    Speaker Biographies  Speaker Biographies (PDF)
    IDSA Staff Contact

     Robert Guidos - - 703-299-0202


    Speakers, Presentation Topics, and Slides


    James Hughes, MD, FIDSA; Moderator


    Rima Khabbaz, MD, CDC Deputy Director of Infectious Diseases

    • "Antimicrobial Resistance: A Growing Health Threat" 
    •  Download Slides (PPT,3MB )   

    Theresa Drew, Ricky Lannetti's mother - At the age of 21, Ricky Lannetti died of a resistant infection


    Ruth Lynfield, MD, Minnesota State Epidemiologist

    • "The Continued Assault of Antibiotic Resistance"
    •  Download Slides  (PPT, 2MB)

    Paul Miller, PhD, Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Antibacterials Research Unit, Pfizer Inc.

    • "Challenges and Opportunities in Antibiotic Drug Discovery: A Perspective from the Pharmaceutical Industry"

    Neil Fishman, MD, FIDSA, University of Pennsylvania Hospital System, Immediate Past President of SHEA


    Brad Spellberg, MD, FIDSA, Associate Professor of Medicine, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute

    • "Key Recommendations from IDSA's Policy Paper: Combating Antimicrobial Resistance; Policy Recommendations to Save Lives"
    •  Download Slides  (PPT, 2.5MB)


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