Antimicrobial stewardship education and training

The National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship (NCAS) organised the National Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship Forum at the University of Melbourne.

The forum, co-sponsored by Safer Care Victoria, included a number of Australian clinical and research groups working on antimicrobial resistance and stewardship.

It offered a dynamic program covering all facets of the response to antimicrobial resistance, including clinical infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship, translational science, new drug development, veterinary and agricultural medicine, and government, media and policy responses.

As part of the forum, workshops focusing on different professional groups (physicians, general practitioners, nurses, veterinarians and drug developers) were delivered.

NCAS clinician-researchers play an active role in educational delivery.

Antimicrobials 2019 is the Australian Society for Antimicrobials’ annual conference.

NCAS and Guidance Group (Royal Melbourne Hospital) Director Professor Karin Thursky delivered a plenary on 'Antimicrobial stewardship in Australia: Leaders or Laggards?'.

Professor Thursky also delivered a presentation on the clinical stewardship work of the Guidance Group.

NCAS Deputy Director and Guidance Group Director Associate Professor Kirsty Buising delivered a talk on the UK national AMR strategy and what implications it may have for Australia’s next five-year strategy.