The focus of this 3-day workshop is on understanding the complex causes underlying the emergence and spread of AMR, and on practical approaches to tackle antibiotic misuse in different settings.


Course Directors

Makeda Semret, MSc, MD, FRCPC

Lead, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, McGill University Health Centre

Director, Training Program in Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, McGill University

Erika Vlieghe MD
Head of the department of General Internal Medicine, Infectious diseases and Tropical Medicine, University Hospital Antwerp
Professor of infectious diseases, University of Antwerp


Previous Course Faculty

Emmanuel Bottieau, MD – Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
Peter J. Dailey, PhD, MPH – University of California, Berkeley
Haileyesus Getahun, MD PhD MPH – WHO
David Goldfarb, MD FRCP – University of British Columbia
Louis-Patrick Haraoui, MD MSc, FRCP(C) – Université de Sherbrooke
Eili Klein, MA, PhD – Johns Hopkins University and Center For Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy
Christian Lavallée, MD, FRCP(C) – Université de Montréal
Michael Libman, MD FRCP – McGill University
Yves Longtin, MD FRCP(C) – McGill University
Yoshiko Nakamachi, RN, BScN, BA, PMP – University Health Network, Toronto
Piero Olliaro, MD, PhD – FIND
Jeff Pernica, MD FRCP – McMaster University, Canada
Louis Valiquette, MD MSc FRCP(C) – Université de Sherbrooke
Jorg Janne Vehreschild, MD – University of Cologne
Heiman Wertheim, MD PhD, Radboud University, Netherlands
Cédric Yansouni, MD, FRCPC, DTM&H – McGill University


Faculty are still being confirmed and there may be changes to the above list.



Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is now one the biggest threats facing modern medicine. Initially described mostly in association with hospital-associated infections in high-income
countries, the highest rates of AMR are now reported from low and middle- income countries (LMIC) around the world. The causes underlying the global rise in AMR are complex, but
central to this crisis is overconsumption of antibiotics.
This 3-day workshop will focus on understanding the complex causes underlying the emergence and spread of AMR, and on approaches to tackle antibiotic misuse in different settings.
The workshop format is a mix of plenary talks and panel discussions, with opportunities to interact with participants who work across the spectrum of the antimicrobial resistance
space in different countries.
Clinicians, researchers, implementers, and health educators from both high-income and low and middle-income countries will share questions, successes, and lessons learned to
advance the field of AMR.




This course appeals to a wide range of participants including:

  • Clinicians, pharmacists, technologists, researchers and students studying infectious diseases, tropical medicine, or global health
  • Policy makers and public health agency officials
  • Product developers and funders
  • Community advocacy groups working in global health



Maximum of 100 participants.