Surveys and Communication of AMR: Human Dimensions Workshop
Date: May 30th - 31st, 2019
Location: Lied Lodge & Workshop Center in Nebraska City, NE
Sponsored by USDA-AFRI Foundational and Applied Science: Understanding Antimicrobial Resistance
This workshop brought together researchers, students, and agricultural experts focused on surveying and communicating the human and economic dimensions of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in agriculture. On-going social science research and communication efforts in AMR are crucial components to wider efforts at AMR mitigation. Much of this work is in early stages, and, to date, there have been few efforts at coordinating and synthesizing these efforts. This workshop brought together researchers and students from various academic backgrounds working on antibiotic resistance in the farm setting to produce knowledge and coordinate our research efforts to create synergy between the various projects in this arena. The workshop consisted of 37 participants including researchers, graduate students, post-docs, and industry experts in this arena. Participants were divided into working groups to facilitate discussion, coordinate research efforts, cultivate long-term collaborations, and offer mentoring opportunities between students and professionals outside of their home institutions.