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read the transcript - Antibiotic Awareness

read the transcript - Antibiotic Awareness

read the transcript - Antibiotic

Antibiotic Awareness Week, November 2011Rita Finley, Lynora Saxinger, Daniel ThirionTranscription: Marjolaine HébertRenéeRita:Good morning. My name is Renée Barclay and I’m with NCCID. We’rea partner in AntibioticAwareness.ca. I’d like to thank you for joiningus and welcome to this webinar which is presented as part ofAntibiotic Awareness Week. During this one hour session we willhear from three Canadian experts in the field of antimicrobialresistance.We suggest that you listen to the presentation on your computerspeakers however, if you need to, please feel free to listen bytelephone using the toll free number and code listed on the screen. Ifyou are not a presenter, we suggest that you put your phone on muteso that other participants don’t hear you. The upcoming threepresentations will be about twenty minutes in duration. During thepresentation, we invite you to post questions by typing them in thebox on the left of your screen; it’s just in the lower left-hand corner.I would now like to introduce Rita Finley. She’s the SeniorEpidemiologist, Outbreak Management division at the Centre forFood-borne, Environmental and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases. Andshe’s with Public Health Agency of Canada. She will be speaking withus today about the Canadian Integrated Program for AntimicrobialResistance and Surveillance. Welcome, Rita.Hi. Good morning everyone, and thank you very much for joining ustoday. I am going to be giving you a brief introduction to issuesaround the use of antimicrobials in food animals and its contributionto the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance in foodbornebacteria which, as most of you know, can then cause a [incomp– seize? 1:42] in the Canadian population consumption ofcontaminated food products. I will also be giving a quick overview ofthe National Integrated Surveillance Program that monitorsantimicrobial resistance in [incomp 1:54] organisms andantimicrobial use in both the human and animal populations.And like Renee said, I’m a Senior Epidemiologist within the PublicHealth Agency of Canada. And I am also the Lead Coordinator of thehuman component of the Canadian Integrated Program forAntimicrobial Resistance Surveillance, or CIPARS.So, what are the main issues with regards to antimicrobial use inanimals? Both the use of antimicrobials in humans and animals isPUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY of CANADA//AGENCE DE LA SANTÉ PUBLIQUE du CANADA 1