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World Antimicrobial Awareness Week

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Annual Antimicrobial Resistance Symposium
Putting Evidence into Practice in the Fight Against AMR

We’d like to thank everyone who participated in this symposium, which took place November 22-23, 2023 and was a huge success. If you attended the accredited Day 1 and require a certificate of participation, please email Leah@ammi.ca

Nov. 22, 2023 – DAY 1(Accredited)

The Pan-Canadian Action Plan on AMR 101: A One Health Perspective

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DAY 1 AGENDA

TimeSessionSpeaker
08:00 – 08:30
Unaccredited
Arrivals + Breakfast + Networking+ Poster setup
08:30 – 08:55
Unaccredited
Welcome and Opening RemarksJulie Emond
Sylvia Jones
Michael Sherar
08:55 – 09:00The Pan-Canadian Action Plan On AMR 101: A One Health PerspectiveHerman Barkema
Natasha Christie-Holmes
Deborah Yamamura
09:00 – 09:30AMR Burden in Canada and the Pan-Canadian Action Plan on AMR – a response to calls to action from industry, academia and other partners across One Health sectorsIntroductions and Moderator:
Herman Barkema

Aboubakar Mounchili

09:30 – 10:15Pillar 2 – SurveillanceIntroductions and Moderator:
Herman Barkema

Linda Pelude (virtual)

10:15 – 10:30Coffee Break and Networking
10:30 – 12:00Pillar 3 – StewardshipIntroductions:
Deborah Yamamura
Moderator:
Herman Barkema

Mark Loeb
Scott Weese
Andrew Cameron

12:00 – 12:45Lunch and Networking
12:45 – 13:45Pillar 4: IPACIntroductions:
Deborah Yamamura
Moderator:
Herman Barkema

Allison McGeer
Harold Kloeze (virtual)

13:45 – 14:30Pillar 5: LeadershipIntroductions:
Natasha Christie-Holmes
Moderator:
Herman Barkema

Susan Rogers Van Katwyk (virtual)

14:30 – 14:45Coffee Break and Networking
14:45 – 15:45Pillar 1 – Research & InnovationIntroductions:
Natasha Christie-Holmes
Moderator:
Herman Barkema

Scott Gray-Owen
Justin Nodwell
Eric Brown

15:45 – 16:15Closing
Wrap-up high-level learnings from each pillar
Herman Barkema
with
Deborah Yamamura
Natasha Christie-Holmes
16:30 – 18:00
Unaccredited
Networking and PostersNatasha Christie-Holmes

Nov. 23, 2023 – DAY 2 (Unaccredited)

Taking Action and Changing Practice

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DAY 2 AGENDA

TimeMorning: Implementation across settingsSpeaker
08:30 – 09:00Arrivals + Breakfast + Networking
09:00 – 09:05Opening RemarksJulie Emond
Moderator: Natasha Christie Holmes
09:05 – 09:30AMR in the Setting of Sepsis: Clinical practicalitiesAlison Fox-Robichaud
09:30 – 10:00How Rapid Diagnostics can Help Antimicrobial Stewardship PracticesApril Bobenchik (virtual)
10:00 – 10:15Coffee Break + Networking
10:15 – 11:15Panel discussion on the impact of diagnostic stewardship on Antimicrobial Stewardship ProgramsModerator:
Larissa Matukas

Daniel Landry
Bertrand Bolduc
April Bobenchik (virtual)
11:15 – 12:15Plenary – “Evaluating point of care diagnostics for infections in the community: The POETIC, PACE and PRUDENCE (Value-DX) ExperiencesChristopher Butler (virtual)
TimeAfternoon: Research Advances and The Way Forward on AMRSpeaker
12:15 – 12:45Lunch and Networking
12:45 – 13:15Resistance is Futile: New Technologies for AMR DiagnosticsVanessa Tran
13:15 – 13:45Advanced tools to optimize antimicrobial stewardship in acute-care hospitalsLouis Valiquette (virtual)
13:45 – 14:15Role of the microbiome in AMR: a reason, a reservoir, and a resolutionLaura Sycuro
14:15 – 14:45Phage Therapy: Solutions in a Post-Antibiotic EraLandon Getz
14:45 – 15:00Coffee Break and Networking
15:00 – 16:00Getting loud about AMR: Strategies to bring a silent pandemic into the public limelight Moderator:
Susan Poutanen

Ryan Lock
Victoria Marshall – patient
Paul Eckford
Laura Greer
16:00 – 16:30The economics of AMR in a One-Health WorldAidan Hollis
16:30 – 17:00Summary and discussion of symposium learningsNatasha Christie-Holmes
17:00 – 17:05ClosingJulie Emond

POSTERS (Unaccredited) PDF

In collaboration with

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week

November 18 to 24, 2024

Celebrated annually, the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections.

A global action plan to tackle the growing problem of resistance to antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines was endorsed at the Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly in May 2015. One of the key objectives of the plan is to improve awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance through effective communication, education and training. For more information please visit: who.int/campaigns/world-antimicrobial-awareness-week or antibioticawareness.ca/

#GoBlueforAMR to raise awareness and spark action!