Second NSW Antimicrobial Stewardship Forum

18 August 2017, 9:00am to 4:30pm

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The second NSW Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) Forum will be held on 18 August 2017 in Sydney CBD. It is a one day event designed to bring together physicians, pharmacists, microbiologists and nurses with responsibilities for AMS, provide high quality education and support networking and collaboration. It is also an opportunity for staff from selected hospitals and organisations to share their achievements in AMS, so that others can learn from their experience.

Guest speakers include Professor Alex Broom, who leads AMS research at UNSW exploring how social dynamics shape decisions, illness experiences and care provision. His work provides insight into drivers of antibiotic prescribing, perceptions regarding the role of different disciplines in AMS, and clinical and cultural barriers to AMS in hospital settings.

The NSW AMS Forum has limited capacity, so registration is essential. Registration is free; places will be preferentially allocated to staff working in NSW public hospitals with three reserved places for each NSW local health district (LHD) and specialty health network (SHN). A place is also reserved for each member of the Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC) AMS Expert Advisory Committee.

Travel support will be offered to NSW rural and regional LHDs for airfares for up to three participants (limits apply; details will be provided to LHD/SHN Clinical Governance Units). Please contact your LHD Clinical Governance Unit for further information.

This event has now reached capacity.  To join the waiting list, please register your interest via the 'Register' button.