ASM’s Global Public Health Programs has been awarded $600,000 from CDC to combat antimicrobial resistance.
Status of AMR
New CDC report highlights the gains, but long road ahead in fighting antimicrobial resistance.
Read the latest AMR research across ASM's 18 academic journals.
Understanding the Problem
Report The Role of Antibiotics in Agriculture
To address the impact of antibiotic resistance resulting from the use of antibiotics in agriculture, the American Academy of Microbiology convened a colloquium, “Antibiotic Resistance and the Role of Antimicrobials in Agriculture: A Critical Scientific Assessment.”
- ASM Comments on CARB Working Group Meeting on Antibiotic Resistance
- ASM Letter Concerning U.N. Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance
- Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act
- Pioneering Antimicrobial Subscriptions to End Upsurging Resistance (PASTEUR Act)
- Strategies to Address Antimicrobial Resistance (STAAR) Act
Hear From Experts
Amy Mathers, M.D., an associate professor of medicine and pathology at the University of Virginia, studies how drug-resistant bacteria can reside in hospital sinks and what simple steps make hospitals safer for patients. Mathers also discusses her work on Klebsiella, a bacterial pathogen for the modern era.
The TWiM team explores how variants of P. aeruginosa survive antimicrobial treatment, and evaluate the decrease in the antimicrobial resistance of the gut microbiome in the presence of the fungus C. albicans.
Panel DiscussionsJoin experts in antimicrobial agents and resistance (AAR) for a discussion on the latest issues impacting the field. Each quarter, panelists will gather for a 1-hour virtual panel discussion on a predetermined topic. This quarterly panel is free for ASM members.
Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance Discussions
- Genetically Engineered Plasmid Can Be Used to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance
- Investigators Figure Out How to Block New Antibiotic Resistance Gene
- The Solution to Antibiotic Resistance Could Be In Your Kitchen Sponge
- Some Good News in the Field of Antimicrobial Resistance
- New Technique Allows for Identification of Potential Drugs to Fight Resistant Bacteria
- Notorious C.R.E.: Promising Mass Spectrometry Diagnostics for Detecting Antimicrobial Resistance