With the growing global health threat of antimicrobial resistance, the effective design, implementation and assessment of antimicrobial stewardship initiatives has become an increasingly urgent topic of discussion across sectors and groups in society.
As part of its 2018 network objectives, the Leading Health System Network (LHSN) will bring together healthcare actors from around the world to examine this issue across a variety of activities, including its webinar series.
This webinar series presents overviews of diverse antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) configurations, case studies of implementation, cross-country adaptions of AMS initiatives, tools and resources and antibiotic market interventions.
To register, visit: https://www.leadinghealthsystemsnetwork.org/2018-webinar-series
23 APRIL 2018 at 11:00 AM GMT
“The Global Response to AMR and Future Directions for Antimicrobial Stewardship” presented by Professor Dame Sally Davies, DBE, FMedSci, FRS, Chief Medical Officer–England & Chief Medical Adviser to the UK Government, London, United Kingdom
Held on 3 April 2018
presented by Karrar Karrar, MSc, Researcher, Access to Medicine Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Access to Medicine Foundation’s Antimicrobial Resistance Benchmark is the first independent analysis of pharmaceutical industry efforts to tackle drug resistance.
This webinar examines:
- The role of the pharmaceutical in the fight against AMR.
- Findings of the Access to Medicine Foundation Benchmark Report, analyzing the performance of 30 pharmaceutical companies, including the largest R&D divisions, generic manufacturer and biopharmaceutical companies.
- Key industry AMR priorities.
- Specific insight on pharmaceutical antimicrobial R&D, responsible manufacturing and appropriate access and stewardship.
- Industry challenges and good practices.
16 MAY 2018 AT 3:00PM – 7:00PM GMT
“WARNING in Surgery (Worldwide Antimicrobial Resistance, Nationally, Internationally Networking Globally Surgery) Web Meeting” led by Massimo Sartelli, MD, Acting Director, the Global Alliance for Infections in Surgery, presented by over 30 speakers from the around the world, including Didi Thompson, MSc, Director of Content, Imperial College London and WISH Speakers.
The web meeting will highlight the threat posed by antimicrobial resistance and the need for appropriate use of antibiotics and antifungal agents in hospitals worldwide with reference to surgical infections. This webinar intends to raise awareness amongst healthcare workers and improve antibiotic prescribing. Speakers will contribute to an elaborate discussion on antimicrobial resistance and best practices in managing infections across the surgical pathway.
This event is supported by the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES), the Surgical Infection Society (SIS), the Surgical Infection Society Europe (SIS-E), the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) the World Alliance Against Antibiotic Resistance (WAAAR), the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) and the Italian Society of Anti-Infective Therapy (SITA).
Who are the LHSN webinars for?
- Health care decision makers and practitioners
- Institutions managing, providing or supporting the provision of safer care
- Broader audience interested in antimicrobial stewardship
Based at Imperial College and in partnership with the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), LHSN is a collaborative network of healthcare leaders and organisations dedicated to improving health care delivery by effectively and efficiently using available resources. The network brings together the best ideas, models of care, and strategies to drive sustained improvement, and connects health care leaders to a like-minded community of peers that share the same goals and challenges. For more information, visit: https://www.leadinghealthsystemsnetwork.org/
Mary Helen Pombo, MSc, Policy Fellow, Leading Health Systems Network, Imperial College London and the World Innovation Summit for Health