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March 2017

TACD event: Empowering and Protecting Youth in the Big Data Era

March 22 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
National Press Club,
529 14th Street, NW Washington D.C., 20045 United States
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BACKGROUND Young people are growing up in a digital world of constant connectivity – engaging 24/7 through social media, mobile devices, gaming platforms, and video streaming channels.  While offering important opportunities for youth to express their creativity, explore and learn, interact with their peers, and participate in civic discourse, contemporary digital media can also pose threats to their privacy and can negatively impact their development. Children and teens spend or influence an estimated $1.2 trillion a year worldwide. Media companies,…

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TACD event: Consumer Health, Consumer Action and Antimicrobial Resistance

March 22 @ 8:50 am - 1:00 pm
Stewart R. Mott Foundation,
122 Maryland Ave NE Washington DC, 20002 United States
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BACKGROUND The global spread of antibiotic resistance poses a major threat to both human and animal health. If current trends continue, drug-resistant infections could kill 10 million people per year globally by 2050 at a cumulative cost of 100 trillion USD. 8 So-called ‘superbugs’ are strains of bacteria that have become multi-drug resistant; their prevalence is largely fueled by inappropriate use of antibiotics. Increasing ‘superbug’ resistance to broad spectrum antibiotics is impeding the ability of medical professionals to treat human common…

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