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Antimicrobial Resistance

Gloved hand holding up a round culture dish Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) | June 6-9, 2022

COURSE FORMAT

Online only. The course will be taught online approximately 8:00am-12:30pm (Montreal time) each day June 6-9, 2022. Live content will be recorded and available for viewing asynchronously.

DESCRIPTION

The focus of this 4-day course is on understanding the complex causes underlying the emergence and spread of AMR, on identifying practical approaches to tackle antibiotic misuse in different settings, and discussing promising scientific advances related to AMR.

COURSE DIRECTORS

Makeda Semret, MSc, MD, FRCPC
Associate Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, McGill University
Lead, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, McGill University Health Centre
Director, Training Program in Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, McGill University AMR Center Co-Director, McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity (MI4)

Erika Vlieghe, MD
Head of the Department of General Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, University Hospital Antwerp
Professor of Infectious Diseases, University of Antwerp

Dao Nguyen, MSc, MD, FRCPC
Associate Professor of Medicine, McGill University
AMR Center Director, McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity (MI4)

PREVIOUS COURSE FACULTY

Alemseged Abdissa -Armauer Hansen Research Institute, Ethiopia
Annelie Monnier – Radboud University Medical Center, the Netherlands.
Bastien Castagner – McGill University, Canada
Cedric Yansouni – McGill University, Canada
Christian Lavallee -Université de Montréal, Canada
Corinne Maurice – McGill University, Canada
Daniel de Vos - Queen Astrid Military Hospital, Belgium
Dao Nguyen – McGill University, Canada
Erika Vlieghe – University Hospital Antwerp, Belgium
Heiman Wertheim – Radboud University, Netherlands
Ian Marr – Menzies School of Health Research, Australia
Iruka Okeke – Nigerian Academy of Sciences, Nigeria
Janne Vehreschild – German Centre for Infection Research (DZIF), Germany
Jen Ronholm – McGill University, Canada
Jesse Shapiro – McGill University, Canada
Louis Valiquette – Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Louis-Patrick Haraoui – Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Makeda Semret – McGill University, Canada
Marcus Zervos – Henry Ford Health System, USA
Pem Chuki – Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Science, Bhutan
Raffaella Ravinetto – Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Belgium
Sam Gruenheid – McGill University, Canada
Senjuthi Saha- Child Health Research Foundation, Bangladesh
Stephane Bayen – McGill University, Canada
Tessa Wyllie -Menzies School of Health Research, Timor Leste and Australia
Tinsae Alemayehu -American Medical Center and St Paul Millennial Medical Hospital, Ethiopia
Yves Longtin – McGill University, Canada

Faculty are still being confirmed and there may be changes to the above list.

CONTENT

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is now one the biggest threats facing modern medicine. Initially described mostly in association with hospital-associated infections in high-income countries, the highest rates of AMR are now reported from low and middle-income countries (LMIC) around the world. The causes underlying the global rise in AMR are complex, but central to this crisis is overconsumption of antibiotics.

This 4-day virtual course will focus on understanding the complex causes underlying the emergence and spread of AMR, on approaches to tackle antibiotic misuse in different settings, and on discussing promising scientific advances related to AMR.

The course format is a mix of plenary talks and panel discussions, with opportunities to interact with course faculty and participants who work across the spectrum of the antimicrobial resistance space indifferent countries.

Clinicians, researchers, implementers, and health educators from both high-income and low and middle-income countries will share questions, successes, and lessons learned to advance the field of AMR.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basic mechanisms and trends in antimicrobial resistance
  • Describe essential diagnostic tools and challenges/opportunities for improved AMR surveillance in different settings
  • Identify adaptive challenges and practical solutions to implementing stewardship programs in different settings
  • Understand the emerging issues in antimicrobial use and resistance in agriculture and natural environments, and their potential link to human health
  • Discuss promising advances in AMR-related biomedical research

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course appeals to a wide range of participants including:

  • Clinicians, pharmacists, technologists, researchers and students studying infectious diseases, tropical medicine, or global health
  • Policy makers and public health agency officials
  • Product developers and funders
  • Community advocacy groups working in global health

ENROLMENT

Unlimited

 

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