Animal & Veterinary
Since its inception, NARMS has continued to expand and improve. Regular inter-agency meetings have been held, as well as periodic reviews from outside experts, to identify areas for improvement. The most recent meetings are listed below.
July 20, 2011 - A public meeting was held in St. Louis, Missouri. The purpose of the meeting was to explore different animal and retail sampling strategies in an effort to modify the existing NARMS sampling scheme.
September 10-11, 2012 - NARMS held a Retail Meat Meeting in Silver Spring, Maryland. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the retail meat testing component of NARMS. This event brought together epidemiologists and microbiologists from the 14 states that participate in the NARMS Retail Meat Surveillance Program, along with representatives from the CDC, USDA, and the Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance (CIPARS). The goal of this meeting was to reflect on the successes and lessons learned from the past 10 years of retail meat surveillance and to plan and prioritize future work on NARMS.
December 4-6, 2013 - Representatives from the three participating NARMS agencies (FDA, CDC, USDA) met in Atlanta, Georgia to 1) review progress on the goals and objectives outlined in the NARMS 2012-2016 Strategic Plan and devise next steps; 2) explore ways that NARMS could build on the 2012-2016 Strategic Plan to address other public health needs and fill data gaps; and 3) discuss the potential impact of new laboratory advances on NARMS and determine a plan of action.
2011 Scientific Meeting of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System 2010 Scientific Meeting of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System FDA Science Board Advisory Committee Subcommittee Public Meeting on NARMS, April 10, 2007 Expert Reviews on the NARMS Program, June 23-24, 2005 2001 National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) Scientific Meeting, NARMS Public Meeting - March 15-16, 2001