ASM-ESCMID Conference on Methicillin-resistant Staphylococci in Animals

September 22 - 25, 2009, London, England

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
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.