Animal & Veterinary
2014 Scientific Meeting of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System
August 12-13, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted a public meeting entitled ‘‘2014 Scientific Meeting of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System.’’ The purpose of this meeting was to provide updates on progress of the NARMS 2012-2016 strategic plan, discuss possible future activities and receive comments for the official record. Numerous items were discussed including comparisons of new and old slaughter sampling methods, the role of NARMS in foodborne outbreaks, results of interagency research projects using advanced detection methods, and finally how these scientific advances impact FDA decision making.