Starting Conversations: Antifungal Resistance and its Impact on Food Production and Human and Animal Health

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December 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. (CT) | Free/$0

Antifungals are critically important to the health of humans, plants, and animals; however, their use also has the potential to select for antifungal resistance. Fungi are a challenging cause of infectious disease across all species, and antifungals are a necessary tool for managing these diseases effectively. In addition to the direct impacts of antifungal resistance on health, the impacts that they have on damaging or killing food crops have broader implications in food security. The increasing global population is predicted to require an almost doubled productivity of agricultural crops and livestock by 2050, and the indirect and unintended consequences of antifungal resistance and disease in these animal and plant-source proteins threaten the ability to achieve those benchmarks.

Priorities set forth in the U.S. National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria and by the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria include bridging knowledge gaps to address antifungal resistance rates across humans, animals, plants, and the environment. NIAMRRE is committed to advancing One Health—a collaborative methodology to achieve optimal health outcomes between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment. 

Learn what growers and practitioners are doing to improve antifungal use, and be part of the conversation to assure the continued health around human, animal, and plant sectors. RSVP for this free webinar if your efforts focus on: 

  • Animal Health (management and treatment of fungal diseases in animals, development of alternative solutions, fungal disease research, animal health education and training, etc.) 
  • Human Health (management and treatment of fungal diseases in people; development of new antifungal treatments; fungal disease research; human health education and training, etc.) 
  • Crop Production (row crops, integrated crop management, seed treatments, fungicides, biological control solutions, fungal disease research, plant science, etc.) 
  • Vegetable, Fruit, and Nut Production (seed production, fungicides, biological control solutions, fungal disease research, plant science, etc.) 


  • Tom Chiller, Chief, Mycotic Diseases Branch, Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Jennifer M. Reinhart, Assistant Professor, Small Animal Internal Medicine, University of Illinois
  • Bhabesh Dutta, Associate Professor of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia
  • Alison Robertson, Professor and Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Iowa State University
  • Tim Brenneman, Professor of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia

Lois L. Hoyer, Professor of Pathobiology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, will moderate this webinar.

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  • Non-Member: Free/$0

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December 9, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm UTC+0
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