Eric Van Genderen
Special session: Antimicrobial Compound Usage, Fate and Effects Modeling and Mapping (Chairs: Rai Kookana, CSIRO, Australia and Bruce Vigon, SETAC, USA)
Use of antibiotics for human health as well as in animal husbandry and aquaculture is widespread globally. However, little is known quantitatively about the discrete sources, fate pathways and potential for antimicrobial resistance development. In developing regions gaining such understanding is particularly challenging. Contributions in any area of antibiotic environmental chemistry or toxicology are encouraged. This may include source estimation or measurement, fate and effects modeling, microbial resistance phenomenon understanding or microbial genetics and analytical chemistry. Given the difficulty in supporting expensive monitoring programs, presentations offering other means of collecting information, including citizen science, are welcome. Lastly, demonstrations of effective management practices are also acceptable.