Antimicrobial Awareness Week (formerly Antibiotic Awareness Week), November 18 – 24, promotes informed, careful use of these life-saving medicines to help keep them working for future generations.
In this presentation, we will examine the successful interventions and outcomes from the Alberta and BC community antimicrobial stewardship programs. We will finish with a discussion of next steps in making the case for other provincial community antimicrobial stewardship programs.
This narrative review explores how social sciences research may contribute to our understanding of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antibiotic prescribing in human health and inform mitigation strategies. The review identifies over 80 examples of social sciences research related to AMR.
This series of five posters outline the proper disposal techniques for unused, unwanted and expired medications. You can view and download the files below, or order free, physical copies!
The Public Health Agency of Canada funded public opinion research to assess the Canadian public’s knowledge, attitudes and behaviours related to antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic use. This presentation examines these research findings and raises considerations for AMR awareness campaigns and stewardship work.
This webinar presents findings from the 2021 Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (CARSS) Report, released April 25, 2022.
The report summarizes the key concepts of each presentation and discussion panel, from the One Health Antimicrobial Stewardship Conference, hosted by the ABVMA March 10-12, 2021.
In this webinar, Dr. Simon Otto (University of Alberta) and Margaret Haworth-Brockman (NCCID) present the results of the evaluation of integrated One Health AMR surveillance in Canada and describe the novel assessment tool.
There have been important expansions within existing national surveillance programs (Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program and the Canadian Integrated Program for AMR Surveillance), with new data integration and reporting by the Canadian AMR Surveillance System. However, important gaps in the AMR/AMU surveillance “patchwork” in Canada must be addressed to make it a comprehensive, integrated, One Health…
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a recognized global public health threat. Integrated, One Health based surveillance of AMR and antimicrobial use (AMU) must underpin efforts to protect human, animal, and crop health. In 2014, the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) published a report assessing AMR/AMU surveillance in Canada along with recommendations to address gaps…
This webinar provides an overview to public health personnel on AMR surveillance in Canada and opportunities to use surveillance data to support public health planning, decision-making and response.
This February 2019 presentation explored ethical considerations of appropriate antibiotic prescribing of public health, primary care and specialist physicians, where there may be perceived tension between duty to individual patients and duty to avoid overuse of antimicrobials.