2011 Ian Beveridge Memorial Lecture
Pets & vets sharing too much: how antibiotic resistant bacteria cycle between animals & humans.
The need for a broad based approach to prevention of antimicrobial resistance has never been greater. The emergence of community acquired strains of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in humans coupled with growing evidence of cycling of MRSA between domestic animals and humans are just some of the strong motivations for action.
In the 2011 Beveridge Memorial Lecture, Dr David Jordan, Principal Research Scientist, NSW Department of Primary Industries will be exploring the veterinary and public health aspects of antimicrobial resistance. The focus will be on a recent study describing an unexpectedly high rate of colonisation of Australian veterinarians with MRSA. The one-health approach espoused by the late Professor Ian Beveridge suits itself well to this paramount issue in veterinary and medical science.
WHEN: Wednesday, 23 November 2011
TIME: 6.45pm - 8.00pm
VENUE: Webster Lecture Theatre, Veterinary Science Conference Centre
RSVP: Friday, 18 November
T: +61 9114 0825
William Ian Beveridge Memorial Lectures
Emeritus Professor William Ian Beveridge was an alumnus of the University of Sydney, graduating in 1931. His celebrated working life was devoted to fighting disease. Whilst he began his career combating diseases in animals at the University of Cambridge, he quickly understood the importance of 'one medicine' and devoted much of his later career with the World Health Organisation understanding diseases that affect both human beings and animals.
In 1972 Prof Beveridge published a book, Frontiers in Comparative Medicine, outlining his views in this area of science.