C9 Antimicrobial stewardship: Looking for global solutions

Wednesday 13 September 2017
COEX Convention & Exhibition Center : Grand Ballroom 103 1 hours

Organised by the FIP Hospital Pharmacy Section, the FIP Industrial Pharmacy Section and the FIP Clinical Biology Section

Chairs: Jonathan Penm (University of Cincinnati, USA) and Ulf Janzon (Merck Sharp & Dohme, Sweden)


The WHO’s 2014 report on global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance revealed that antibiotic resistance is no longer a prediction for the future; it is happening right now across the world and is putting at risk the ability to treat common infections. Without urgent, coordinated action, the world is heading towards a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries, which have been treatable for decades, can once again kill. With both developed and developing countries being affected by antimicrobial resistance, pharmacists around the world have become leaders on the responsible use of antimicrobials through antimicrobial stewardship programmes.

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this knowledge-based session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe common mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance and its current impact on patient outcomes.
  2. Explain competing interests that have impacted on antimicrobial resistance and how to encourage the development of new antimicrobials.
  3. Describe core antimicrobial stewardship elements and compare and contrast them based upon their advantages and disadvantages.
  4. Prepare a proposal on implementing a stewardship intervention and how it will be assessed and evaluated.


12:30 – 12:35
1. Introduction by the chairs

12:35 – 12:55
1. Antimicrobial stewardship: Key ingredients and innovative practices
Sabiha Essack (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)

12:55 – 13:15
2. Policy impact on antimicrobial resistance and the development new antimicrobials
Cem Ozesen (MSD Vietnam, Vietnam)

13:15 – 13:25
3. Q&A

13:25 – 13:55
4. Group discussions
on the current state of resistance in participants’ countries and initiatives that are occurring

13:55 – 14:00
5. Conclusions