CEC Antimicrobial Stewardship Forum

24 June 2019

The CEC hosted the Third NSW Antimicrobial Stewardship Forum on Monday 24 June 2019. The event was attended by 112 health care professionals - pharmacists, doctors and nurses from public hospitals across NSW - including representatives from rural and regional areas. This year, members of the NSW Medical Leadership Group, were also in attendance.

Presentations delivered at the Forum covered a wide variety of topics, starting with antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) in the lab, to understanding how social influences impact on optimal antimicrobial prescribing. The forum also explored emerging areas of interest – antibiotic allergies and de-labelling strategies, AMS in the electronic era and AMS in surgery.

Presentation Slides

Dr Jeremy McAnulty,
Executive Director of Health Protection NSW
Countdown from number five – the top antimicrobial resistant threats

Dr Rod Givney,
Director of Microbiology, NSW Health Pathology, Hunter
Supporting Antimicrobial Stewardship from the laboratory

A/Prof Jennifer Broom,
Infectious Diseases Physician, Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Antimicrobial stewardship; incorporating social influence, clinical context and specialty-specific issues

Ms Gabrielle Grosfeld,
Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist, Wagga Wagga Base Hospital
Antimicrobial Stewardship teams in less resourced settings – Wagga Wagga Base Hospital

Ms Lisa Harris,
Antimicrobial Stewardship Governance Project Pharmacist, Hunter New England Local Health District
Antimicrobial Stewardship teams in less resourced settings – HNE LHD

Dr Angus Ritchie,
Director of the Health Informatics Unit and Chief Medical Information Officer, Sydney Local Health District
Staff Specialist Nephrologist, Concord Repatriation General Hospital
Antimicrobial Surveillance and Stewardship in the Electronic Era

Dr Jason Trubiano,
Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship and Drug and Antibiotic Allergy Services, Austin Health
Infectious Diseases Physician, Austin Health
Busting myths about antibiotic allergies

Ms Lolita Tu,
Antimicrobial Stewardship Project Officer, Clinical Excellence Commission
Improvement science for surgical antibiotic prophylaxis

Dr Alison Williams,
Neuro and General Anaesthetist, Canterbury and Concord Hospital
Preventing postoperative infection: the anaesthetist's role

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