Inviting all health care practitioners: doctors, pharmacists and nurses with an interest in Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS)

The key focus of the workshop is to:

  • gain an understanding of the drivers of antibiotic prescribing
  • engage with frontline providers in optimising antibiotic use to change practice
  • develop communication strategies for working with individual prescribers to improve antibiotic use

Invited Speaker:

Professor Sara Cosgrove: Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Director, Department of Antimicrobial Stewardship, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Sara is internationally recognised for her contributions to antimicrobial stewardship, preventing antimicrobial resistance and enhancing patient safety.

Dr Gregory Merlo, Primary Care Clinical Unit, University Of Queensland. Greg’s research is at the intersection of health economics and implementation science. He collaborates with providers of health services to evaluate the services and assess that factors that determine successful implementation.



How to be an AMS influencer? Implementation strategies
Time Topic Learning Objectives
11.30-12.00 Registration
12.00-12.10 Welcome
12.10-13.00 Promoting behaviour change around antibiotic prescribing - Prof Sara Cosgrove
  • Understand the drivers of antibiotic prescribing
  • Discuss methods to engage frontline providers in optimising antibiotic use to change practice
  • Discuss communication strategies for working with individual presribers to improve antibiotic use
13.00-13.30 Pharmacy perspective - Amy Legg
  • Understand the principles and processes of optimal antimirobial use
  • Describe the challenges and potential solutions involved in achieving optimal antimicrobial use
13.30-14.30 Breakout session
  • Discuss five key themes of implementation strategies for AMS
14.30-15.00 Afternoon tea
15.00-16.00 Feedback by facilitators - Greg Merlo and Lisa Hall
  • Understand the principles and processes of implementation frameworks
  • Review key themes of implementation strategies for AMS
16.00-16.30 Panel discussion - Prof David Paterson Sara Cosgrove, David Walker, Amy Legg, Fiona Gotterson, James McCarthy, Matthew Ames and Jason Gale


 

About National AMR Forum

CRE REDUCE and the University of Queensland have collaborated with national institutions and international partners on the delivery of the 3rd National Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Forum, held in Brisbane on November 8 2019 at the RBWH Education & Conference Centre at Herston

In addition to the CRE REDUCE, the key partners included the Queensland Statewide AMS Program, UQ Primary Care Clinical Unit, UQ School of Veterinary Science,  UQ School of Dentistry,  UQ Institute of Molecular Bioscience and the National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship.

We brought together physicians, nurses, pharmacists, veterinarians, dentists, policy makers, and others, under a multidisciplinary umbrella of effective action against AMR in human and animal medicine.

Please listen a series of podcasts recorded at the Forum featuring Forum expert speakers and guests. 



 

FORUM PODCAST SESSIONS

 



The keynote address will be delivered by Sara E. Cosgrove, a Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Director, Department of Antimicrobial Stewardship, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, US. 

 

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Venue

RBWH Conference and Education Centre
Herston QLD 4029
Room: 
Seminar Room 1