Welcome Session

Welcome Session

Tuesday, April 20 10:00-1:30 am central daylight time

#EngageAMR21: Connecting People, Resources, and Ideas

Join NIAMRRE Executive Director Dr. Paul Plummer and 2020-2021 NIAMRRE Advisory Council Chair Dr. Rodney Moxley as they welcome you to the inaugural NIAMRRE Annual Conference. This session will introduce conference objectives, NIAMRRE highlights from the last year, and set the vision for building meaningful, action-oriented relationships to advance solutions to AMR challenges.

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Paul Plummer

Dr. Plummer is Executive Director of NIAMRRE as well as a Professor and Anderson Chair in Veterinary Science in the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine at Iowa State University. He also serves as the current Director of the Midwest AMR Consortium. His academic role as both a board-certified food animal internal medicine and infectious disease specialist coupled with a PhD in veterinary microbiology, and his leadership of an active research laboratory, place him at the intersection of translational research focused on AMR. In addition he serves as a voting member of the Presidential Advisory Council for Combatting Antimicrobial Resistant Bacteria (PAC-CARB) and serves on the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Antimicrobials.

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Rodney A. Moxley
University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Dr. Moxley is a Charles Bessey (Distinguished) Professor in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Moxley received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and PhD in Pathology from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and is an Honorary Member of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists. His academic research career has mainly focused on Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) and enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC). Dr. Moxley serves as the 2020-2021 chair for the NIAMRRE Advisory Council and will host the 2022 NIAMRRE Annual Conference in Nebraska next spring.