Just got this e-mail regarding an upcoming NASEM Webinar “Microbiome, Wastewater Treatment, and Antibiotic Resistance” on 9/25/18. Here’s the description of the event:
In 2017, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released the report, Microbiomes of the Built Environment: A Research Agenda for Indoor Microbiology, Human Health, and Buildings. The report highlights the importance of microbial communities on human health and calls for research to collect better information on sources of microbes in the air, water, and on various surfaces in diverse built environments.
Recent scientific papers have highlighted the potential public health importance of environmental sources of antibiotic resistance genes in water. One method to reduce the numbers of such genes in the environment may be to improve municipal wastewater treatment. This webinar will build from the 2017 report’s research agenda to review the role of environmental sources of antibiotic resistance and will include a lively discussion on strategies aimed at reducing its spread.