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Michael San Filippo
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

  6/1/2015

 AVMA CEO to participate in White House summit addressing antibiotic resistance

Dr. Ron DeHavenDr. Ron DeHaven, CEO and executive vice president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), will participate in the White House’s One Health Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit on Tuesday, June 2.

The summit is being held to support the implementation of the White House’s National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria.

Dr. DeHaven’s involvement in this event reflects the AVMA’s commitment to enhanced veterinary oversight and judicious therapeutic use of antimicrobials to help protect human and animal health and the safety of the nation’s food supply.

More details about Dr. DeHaven’s participation at the summit, as well as AVMA’s specific commitments to the White House’s plans to combat antibiotic resistance, will be made available following the event.

For more information from the AVMA on antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance, visit the AVMA’s web site at https://www.avma.org/KB/Resources/Reference/Pages/Antimicrobial-Use-and-Antimicrobial-Resistance.aspx.

For more information about the summit, or to request an interview, contact Michael San Filippo, AVMA senior media relations specialist, at 847-285-6687 (office), 847-732-6194 (cell), or msanfilippo@avma.org.

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