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Queensland Statewide Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

The Queensland Statewide Antimicrobial Stewardship Program is a multidisciplinary team consisting of Infectious Diseases physicians, pharmacists and nurses.

The goal of the program is to unite Queenslanders to enhance the use of antimicrobials now and to preserve them for future generations by advancing clinical practice, education and research.

We offer education, training and connections with other antimicrobial stewardship programs across the Hospital and Health Services (HHSs).

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National Antimicrobial Resistance Forum

We are very excited to be able to offer a National Antimicrobial Resistance Forum to be held on Friday 3 November 2017. There will also be workshops on Thursday 2 November.

The Program includes extensive content in translational science, clinical antimicrobial practice in humans and animals, implementation science and communication strategies.

The forum will take place at the University of Queensland’s Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE) - Level 4, 20 Cornwall Street, Woolloongabba.

We hope you will be able to join us in Brisbane in early November for the forum.To register for the event, find more information or view the program visit Australian Antimicrobial Resistance Forum.

Keynote Speakers include:

Professor Alison Holmes of Imperial College London, the Director of Infection Prevention and Control (DIPC) and Associate Medical Director for Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust will be joining us to share her vast knowledge and decades of experience as one of the world’s foremost antimicrobial resistance and infection control practitioner.Professor Anton Peleg, Director of the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Alfred Hospital and Monash University. Anton is also a research group leader in the Department of Microbiology, Monash University.

Note that video conferencing is available if you are unable to attend in person.

Workshops strongly related to the forum content are planned for the afternoon of Thursday 2 November.

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship for Nurses
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship in Specialist Settings
  • Drug Development
  • Veterinary Medicine

As well as another in collaboration with the Queensland Genomic Health Alliance on Saturday 4 November.

  • Practical Microbial Genomics (more details to follow)

The organising committee members represent most states and territories of Australia and the forum is a joint collaboration of:

  • The Queensland Statewide Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
  • The University of Queensland
  • The Centre of Research Excellence in Redefining Antimicrobial Use to Reduce Resistance (CRE REDUCE)
  • Communicable Diseases Branch, Queensland Department of Health
  • The National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship (NCAS)
  • The UQ Institute for Molecular Biosciences Centre for Superbug Solutions
  • Queensland University of Technology
Last updated: 19 October 2017