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Antibiotic Awareness Week in Canada

Antibiotic Awareness Week




NCCID has participated in Antibiotic Awareness Week in Canada since 2010. Our Centre works to raise awareness about antimicrobial resistance (AMR), antimicrobial use (AMU) and antimicrobial-resistant organisms (ARO). Together with the Communications and Education Task Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (CETAR), NCCID promotes the prudent use of antibiotics and fight the threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. focuses on the relationship between doctors and patients. We offer practical tools and information to practitioners and patients, as well as webinars presenting the latest information on antimicrobial resistance. We link to materials produced by other organizations, including the Public Health Agency of Canada, to promote antibiotics awareness and responsible use.

Through ongoing knowledge translation initiatives, NCCID hopes to facilitate appropriate stewardship and surveillance, and we will continue to provide information to people who are interested in learning about AROs.

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Communications and Education Task Group on Antimicrobial Resistance

AAW Archive

2014VIDEOS: “Antibiotic Resistance,” Catherine Mireault & Kyle Healy; “L’utilisation d’antibiotiques en médecine vétérinaire,” Gabrielle Claing & Maude Gauthier-Bouchard.

2013WEBINAR (transcript): “Tracking, assessing and reacting: Surveillance as a tool in controlling Antimicrobial Resistance, in Canada and globally,” Lynora Saxinger, MD, FRCPC, CTropMed.

2012WEBINAR (transcript): “The Menace of Antimicrobial Resistance,” Donald E. Low, MD, FRCPC.

2012WEBINAR (transcript): “Antimicrobial Resistance: Perspectives from the Public Health Agency of Canada,” Marc-André Gaudreau, PHAC (slides); “Monitoring AMR from farm to fork: Results from the Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance (CIPARS),” Rita Finley, PHAC; “Antimicrobial Resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Canada: a National Perspective,” Irene Martin, PHAC; “Public Health Updates on the Management of multi-drug resistant gonorrhea (MDR-GC),” Thomas Wong, MD, MPH, CCFP, FRCPC, PHAC (slides)

2011WEBINARDavid Butler-Jones (transcript), Chief Public Health Officer, Public Health Agency of Canada & Craig Stephen, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary.

2011WEBINAR (French-only)Daniel Thirion, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montréal & Aboubakar Mounchili, Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program, Public Health Agency of Canada.

2011WEBINAR (transcript): Rita Finley, Centre for Food-borne, Environmental and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Public Health Agency of Canada, Lynora Saxinger, Antibiotic Stewardship Committee, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alberta & Daniel Thirion, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montréal.

2010—WEBINAR (transcript): “Antibiotic Use and Resistance in Communities: Following trends and promoting professional education,” David Patrick, MD, FRCPC, MHSc; “Antimicrobial drug use and resistance trends in Canada: An integrated approach to surveillance,” Rita Finley, MSc; “The Pharmacist’s Role in Reducing Antimicrobial Resistance,” Yvonne Shevchuk, B.S.P.,  Pharm.D.

2010WEBINAR (French-only): “CNISP: Resistance Surveillance in Canadian Hospitals,” Aboubakar Mounchili, DVM, MSC, PhD; “Antimicrobial drug use and resistance trends in Canada: An integrated approach to surveillance,” Lucie Dutil, DMV, MSc; “The Use of Antibiotics in the Family Physician’s Office,” Marc Steben, MD, Institut national de santé publique du Québec (presentation).

2010—WEBINAR (transcript): “Antimicrobial Stewardship in Hospitals: New developments in a “target rich” environment,” Lynora Saxinger, MD FRCPC; “Antibiotic Use in Animals: How it affects resistance in bacteria of public health importance,” Scott McEwen, DVM, DVSc., Dip ACVP.