CRE REDUCE National Educational Events - Preliminary Program 2021

4 December 2020

The NHMRC-funded Centre of Research Excellence in Redefining Antimicrobial Use to Reduce Resistance (CRE REDUCE) at The University of Queensland is pleased to present the educational program planned for 2021. Sponsorship opportunities are now available, including the options for capacity building in antimicrobial stewardship, design of clinical studies and design of better drug dosing regimens in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

Building on past successful events CRE REDUCE consistently attracts world-leading experts to deliver relevant and up to date knowledge in a format that applies to a broad audience of practitioners. CRE REDUCE is dedicated to ensuring optimal antibiotic use and is confident that the exciting events planned for 2021 will ensure that we are continually moving towards this goal. 

In 2020, CRE REDUCE delivered seven highly successful educational events, mostly by webinar, with excellent attendance despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. The four OPAT/HITH Masterclass webinars achieved 922 registrations from invitations sent to the CRE REDUCE subscription list. Participants attended from across Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, United States of America, United Kingdom, Indonesia and Korea. The Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST) and European Committee on AST Expert Update meeting was attended by 256 professionals from 15 different countries, including academic researchers, infectious disease physicians, microbiologists, pharmacists, clinicians and registrars, scientists, nurses and others.

The Antimicrobial Therapeutic Drug Monitoring workshop held on November 11th reached an audience of 800 participants from over 60 medical, research, scientific and professional backgrounds, dialling in from 25 different countries. In 2021 we hope to reach an even larger audience worldwide and provide much needed educational support.

We hope sponsors will seize this ideal opportunity to partner with us. Further information on each of the events planned for 2021 is highlighted in this brochure. To discuss sponsorship please contact Professor Jason Roberts j.roberts2@uq.edu.au or Mrs Luminita Vlad l.vlad@uq.edu.au.

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