Antibiotic Awareness Week

16 November, 2015

Once again, bioMérieux is proud to support Antibiotic Awareness Week in 2015.

This initiative aims to increase awareness of global antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers, policy-makers and the agriculture sector to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.

Our company has a long-standing commitment to the prevention and management of antibiotic resistance through educational initiatives, such as the World HAI/Resistance Forum. It is therefore important for us to contribute to the annual Awareness Week on this major public health issue.

How is bioMérieux supporting Antibiotic Resistance Awareness in 2015 ?

bioMérieux is proud to sponsor an Advance Healthcare Webinar on Antimicrobial Stewardship on November 17, 2015.

What Are the Critical Tools and Processes for an Effective
and Successful Antimicrobial Stewardship Program?

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17
1:00 PM ET (10:00 AM PT)
 

Watch the replay

Speaker :
Mark Miller, MD, FRCP(C),
Chief Medical Officer, bioMérieux

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 bioMérieux is also the exclusive sponsor of an important global initiative to assess Antibiotic Resistance and Usage rates

First Global Point Prevalence Survey (Global-PPS) of Hospital Antibiotic Use and Resistance

The Global-PPS will provide a unique “snapshot” of the global burden of antibiotic consumption and resistance
It is supervised by a European Task Force of leading experts and coordinated by the University of Antwerp

Preliminary results were presented during the 5th Forum in June 2015, and a poster was presented at the ID Week Congress in San Diego, Oct. 7-11, 2015.

Global-PPS poster presenting preliminary results 

A final report should be published in November, coinciding  with Antibiotic Awareness Week 2015.

Find out more about the Global-PPS

 

bioMérieux also provides a unique offer to fight antimicrobial resistance that spans the full spectrum of clinical diagnostics: identification/susceptibility testing, screening and active surveillance, outbreak management and trend monitoring, differentiation of bacterial/viral infections…

Find out more about our Antimicrobial Resistance Solutions

 

 

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