ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE (AMR)

 

DESCRIPTION

The focus of this 4-day virtual workshop is on understanding the complex causes underlying the emergence and spread of AMR, on identifying practical approaches to tackle antibiotic misuse in different settings, and discussing promising scientific advances related to AMR.

 

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Course Directors

Makeda Semret, MSc, MD, FRCPC

Associate Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, McGill University

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

Dao Nguyen, MSc, MD FRCP(C)
Associate Professor of Medicine, McGill University
AMR Center Lead, McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity (MI4)

 

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, CanadaLouis 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.

 

Content

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 4-day virtual workshop will focus on understanding the complex causes underlying the emergence and spread of AMR, on approaches to tackle antibiotic misuse in different settings, and on discussing promising scientific advances related to AMR.

The workshop format is a mix of plenary talks and panel discussions, with opportunities to interact with course faculty and participants who work across the spectrum of the antimicrobial resistance space indifferent 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.

Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
– Understand the basic mechanisms and trends in Antimicrobial resistance
– Describe essential diagnostic tools and challenges/opportunities for improved AMR surveillance in different settings
– Identify adaptive challenges and practical solutions to implementing stewardship programs in different settings
– Understand the emerging issues in antimicrobial use and resistance in agriculture and natural environments, and their potential link to human health
– Discuss promising advances in AMR-related biomedical research

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

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

 

ENROLMENT

Unlimited.