Monday, March 16, 2015

MICROCON 2015 : Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring Practices for Patient Care

Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring Practices for Patient Care

Workshop jointly conducted by
Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists-American Society of Microbiology and Department of Clinical Microbiology-Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences

Dates 25th and 26th November
Number of participants: 20 
Registration fee for this workshop : 

Till   31.7.15 
Till   31.8.15          
Till    30.9.15
Rs. 4000
Rs. 4500
Rs. 5000

Registration fees- various workshops and CME at MICROCON 2015 :

Till  31.7.15 
Till  31.8.15          
Till   30.9.15
Workshop (one day)     
Rs. 2500
Rs. 2800 
Rs. 3000
Workshop (two day) *
Rs. 4000
Rs. 4500
Rs. 5000
Rs. 1500
Rs. 1800
Rs. 2000

*Please note : the workshops on Molecular diagnostic tests in clinical microbiology and
Antibiotic  Resistance Monitoring Practices for Patient Care- are two day workshops being held on 25th and 26th November. A candidate can register only for either of these two.


Objectives of the Hands on Training 
Antimicrobial resistance is a threat to medical and public health practice. It challenges the control of infectious diseases, jeopardizing healthcare and imposing huge costs on the government and society.  The rational use of antimicrobials is essential for containing emergence of drug resistance. 

With new multi and pan-drug resistant microorganisms being disseminated in tandem with older pathogens, the window of opportunity is rapidly closing. WHO’s slogan of 2011 is still valid today “no action today, no cure tomorrow”. Policies and practices for the prevention and control of infections are indispensable in fighting antimicrobial resistance. Besides guidelines antimicrobial stewardship is a coordinated program that promotes the appropriate use of antimicrobials, improves patient outcomes, reduces microbial resistance, and decreases the spread of infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms. 

The aim of this hands on workshop for clinical microbiologists is to present examples of recent resistance developments, discuss reasons for this, and to provide evidence based recommendations for implementation of strategies for containment of resistance.
Faculty from American Society of Microbiology USA and PIMS will be the resource persons.

Objective of the workshop:

Update on burden of antibiotic resistance on health and economy
Global strategic plan to prevent and control antibiotic resistance
National plan to detect, prevent and control antibiotic resistance  

Participants will undergo hands on   training on recommended practices for  antibiotic testing in diagnostic laboratory  based on latest  CLSI guidelines  for  K-B disc diffusion, E-test -MIC, ESBL, VRE,&  MRSA,  Performance, interpretation and trouble shooting.

Specific case discussions and reporting for surgical site infections, urinary tract infections and blood stream infections - Antibiotic Monitoring/ Preparation of antibiogram , interpretation and data  analysis  to formulate  antibiotic policy and steps in implementing antibiotic stewardship programmes in hospitals

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