Webcast: Using NARMS Now, a CDC data tool on antibiotic resistance

Pia Christensen

About Pia Christensen

Pia Christensen (@AHCJ_Pia) is the managing editor/online services for AHCJ. She manages the content and development of healthjournalism.org, coordinates AHCJ's social media efforts and edits and manages production of association guides, programs and newsletters.

webcast-lorezThis year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS Now), a database and visualization tool that makes it quicker and easier to see how antibiotic resistance for four bacteria transmitted commonly through food – Campylobacter, E. coli O157, Salmonella, and Shigella – has changed during the past 18 years.

The tool allows users to access antibiotic resistance data by bacteria, antibiotic, year (1996-2013), and geographic region. It displays data on an interactive map or in tables. NARMS Now is designed to provide access to the most up-to-date antibiotic resistance results by uploading data regularly.

In this short webcast at noon ET on Thursday, Oct. 22, CDC personnel will demonstrate the tool and answer questions about how the data might be used.

  • Moderator: Maryn McKenna, independent journalist, Atlanta
  • Regan Rickert-Hartman, senior epidemiologist and program coordinator, NARMS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How to participate

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NOTE: This is exclusively for AHCJ members; you will need to be logged in. If you’re having trouble logging in, please emailinfo@healthjournalism.org.

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