Getting the Antimicrobial Message: Results from Canadian Public Opinion Research on Antibiotic Use and Antimicrobial Resistance

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.

Progress on Integrated Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Use Surveillance in Canada (2014-2019)

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…


How are we doing? Progress on Integrated AMR and AMU Surveillance in Canada: 2014-2019

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…