Queensland Guandong clinical pharmacy and education symposium

1 June 2017

CRE REDUCE recently partnered with UQ's School of Pharmacy, Guangdong Pharmaceutical Association, Sun Yat-sen University   and Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hospital in Guangdong Province in People's Republic of China, to jointly deliver the very first Education Symposium that brought together experts from Queensland and China's Guangdong Province. 

Professor Roberts addressed the meeting with the topic of the imperatives surrounding the appropriate antimicrobial dosing and its potential to both save lives and supress the emergence of antimicrobial resistance.

Ms Jiao Xie, who is a pharmacist and a visiting occupational trainee at CRE REDUCE, shared her learnings on antimicrobial stewardship programs active in Queensland and Australia.

Also addressing Chinese hosts as part of the Queensland delegation was Dr Menino Cotta, from UQ's School of Pharmacy and one of the Postdoctoral Research Fellows within CRE REDUCE. Dr Cotta spoke about the BLING III study (Beta-Lactam Infusion Group) - a randomised controlled trial that is set to determine optimal ways to administer antimicrobial medications to critically ill patients with severe sepsis.

The meeting included a practical session that highlighted patient case studies relevant to the application of methods leading to optimised antimicrobial dosing at the patient bedside.

CRE REDUCE and its collaborators are hoping that the Symposium is a start of a long and successful collaboration with the clinicians and researchers in the Guangdong Province.