World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 18th-25th November 2022

  • Date 25th November 2022
  • Start time 12:30 pm
  • Finish time 1:30 pm
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As part of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW), the Antimicrobial Prescribing and Medicines Optimisation (APMO) Programme at NHS England has arranged a series of five webinars which will be appropriately themed to match of the daily WAAW themes. Click on the titles below to book onto the sessions.

Date November 2022  

Session Title

WAAW theme Speakers
Friday 18th

12.30 – 13.30

‘Prevention’ C. difficile infection

IPC update

 

Professor Mark Wilcox, Head of Microbiology and Academic Lead of Pathology, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Lisa Ritchie, Head of Infection Prevention and Control, NHS England

 

Monday 21st

15.00 -16.00

 

‘Antimicrobials in clinical practice’ Short Course Antibiotic Therapy

 

Dr. Brad Spellberg, Chief Medical Officer, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center

 

Tuesday 22nd

12.30 -13.30

 

‘Improving your blood culture pathway: changing the culture’ Optimising diagnostics around blood cultures

 

Dr Rosemary Stevenson, Science & Policy Lead, Office of the Chief Scientific Officer

Dr Jane Freeman, National Clinical Lead for AMR Diagnostics, NHS England

 

Thursday 24th

12.30-13.30

 

Antimicrobial resistance

and the environment/

sustainability and

research’

IV to oral switch

Sustainability and AMR

 

Dr Naomi Fleming, Regional AMS Lead, East of England Region, NHS England

Laura Whitney, Regional AMS Lead, London Region, NHS England

 

Friday 25th

12.30-13.30

 

‘Antimicrobials and

untrue or spurious

allergy’

 

Delabelling in children in

primary care

BSACI guidelines for penicillin

allergy delabelling

 

Dr Nicola Jay, Consultant Paediatric Allergist, Sheffield Children’s NHS Trust

Dr Louise Savic, Consultant Anaesthetist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust