Science Cafe: Making Supergerms: Evolution, Antibiotic Resistance, and Public Health

Date & time

Jan 25, 2012, 5:30-7:30 pm EST


Conor O'Neill's Traditional Irish Pub
318 South Main Street Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Are there antibiotics in our drinking water, and if so what effects might they have? Does that soap you use select for drug-resistant bacteria? How long will our medicines keep working? What medical practices help keep bacteria from developing multiple drug resistance?

Join Betsy Foxman, Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the U-M Center for Molecular and Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, and Terri Stillwell, Clinical Lecturer of Pediatric Infectious Disease, as we explore this vital topic.

Science Cafés are an opportunity to discuss science topics with experts in an informal setting. Hors d'oeuvres at 5:30 are followed by a brief presentation at 6:00 pm, then by discussion. Everyone is welcome and invited to purchase additional food and beverages. Participants must be 21 to purchase alcoholic beverages.