Antimicrobial Stewardship: Measuring, Auditing and Improving, ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course

29 - 31 March 2012, London, UK

  • ESCMID Study Group for Antimicrobial Policies (ESGAP)
  • British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC)
Course Objectives

Our aim is to provide participants with a detailed understanding of key issues and the core skills required to support local and national antimicrobial stewardship programmes. This course uses a blended approach of small group and interactive teaching supported by teaching material and is delivered by a multi-disciplinary high-calibre international expert faculty.


Course Venue

Selsdon Park Hotel & Golf Club
Addington Road
South Croydon
Surrey, CR2 8YA
United Kingdom

Phone +44 (0) 208 657 8811


Target Audience

100 – 130 medical doctors, scientists and clinical pharmacists, who are involved in antimicrobial stewardship activities and need to measure, audit and improve antimicrobial prescribing in their institution.

Contact Person

Dilip Nathwani

Ninewells Hospital & Medical School
DD19SY Dundee
United Kingdom

Phone +44 138 266 0111 ext 34132


Administrative Secretariat

Esme Hewings

Event Coordinator
British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Griffin House, 53 Regent Place
B1 3NJ Birmingham
United Kingdom

Phone +44 121 236 1988
Fax +44 121 212 9822

Course Programme


Presentations are availabe in the ESCMID Online Lecture Library.


The course will have sessions at an advanced level in parallel with sessions at a basic level.
Basic module: Junior and less experienced staff members
Advanced module: Former participants who are still active in the field


Thursday, 29 March 2012

12:00Course registration and distribution of course material                                             
13:00Buffet lunch                                                                                                                    
Session 1: Plenary
ChairD. Nathwani
14:00IntroductionD. Nathwani
14:15ECDC’s successful actions to combat antimicrobial resistanceD. Monnet
14:45 Effectiveness of the interventions in antimicrobial stewardship: What works? Updated Cochrane systematic review.P. Davey
15:15Coffee break
Session 2: Parallel sessions
Basic ModuleChair
D. Monnet
15:45How to measure antimicrobial consumptionH. Hanberger
16:15How to audit antimicrobial prescriptions in a hospitalI. Gyssens
Advanced ModuleChair
P. Davey
15:45Effectiveness of the interventions in antimicrobial stewardship: Assessing Risk of Bias. Updated Cochrane Systematic Review.P. Davey
16:15Linking antimicrobial resistance to antimicrobial exposure with patient or aggregate dataS. Harbarth
16:45Coffee break
Session 3: Plenary
I. Gyssens
17:15Educational interventions to improve hospital prescribingD. Nathwani
17:45Point prevalence studies in stewardship: the what, why, how, and where?H. Goossens


Friday, 30 March 2012

Session 4: Plenary
B. Beovic
08:30 Educational interventions in primary care antibiotic prescribingC. Butler
Case studies: Parallel sessions
Basic ModuleChair
D. Nathwani
09:15Audit of antibiotic surgical prophylaxisI. Gyssens
10.15Coffee break
10:45Quality improvement science for beginnersP. Lachman
11:45Systems and organisational change and leadershipC. Haraden
Advanced ModuleChair
B. Beovic
09:15How do you measure impact of interventions: time series analysis and other methodologyS. Stone
10:15Coffee break
10:45Addressing antimicrobial prescribing behaviours: considering evidence, care bundles and multidisciplinary involvementA. Holmes
11:30What are the competencies required to be a good antibiotic prescriber?B. Cookson
11:55Interactive Clinical Scenarios of antibiotic management of hospitalized infected patients. Patient and hospital based approach

D. Nathwani/

J. van der Meer

13:00Buffet lunch
Case studies (continued)
Basic ModuleChairP. Davey
14:00Linking antimicrobial resistance to antimicrobial exposure with patient or aggregate dataS. Harbarth
14:30Increase of antimicrobial consumption in a medical intensive care unitD. Monnet
15:30What are the competencies required to be a good antibiotic prescriberB. Cookson
15:55Interactive Clinical Scenarios of antibiotic management of hospitalized infected
patients: Patient level
D. Nathwani / J. van der Meer
17:00Coffee break
Advanced ModuleChairI. Gyssens
14:00Quality Improvement ScienceP. Lachman
15:00Systems and organisational change and leadershipC. Haraden
16:30Emerging role of rapid diagnostics and biomarkers in antimicrobial stewardshipS. Harbarth
Session 5: Plenary
D. Nathwani
17:20Improving dosing regimens to minimise resistanceA. MacGowan
17:45Social and behavioural approach to antibiotic prescribing in hospitalsJ. van der Meer
19:15Apéritif and informal meetings with invited faculty/experts


Saturday, 31 March 2012

07:00 Breakfast & check out                                                                                               
Session 6: Plenary
D. Nathwani
08:00Improving antibiotic use in the communityC. McNulty
08:30Computerised decision support systems to support antimicrobial stewardshipK. Thursky
09:00Influence of sociocultural components on outpatient antibiotic useS. Harbarth
09:30The effectiveness of pharmacists in stewardshipW. Lawson
10:00Coffee break
Session 7: Plenary
ChairI. Gyssens
10:30Quality and clinical indicators as prescribing and infection management targetsD. Nathwani
10:50Stewardship in developing and emerging nationsH. Hanberger
11:10Evolving stewardship in AustraliaK. Thursky
11:30ABS in Austria and the EU Project ABSA. Wechsler-Fördös
11:50Stewardship and political change: lessons from AllianceJ. Carlet
12:30Buffet lunch - end of course
13:30Coaches depart for:
• London Victoria Train Station
• ExCeL Conference Centre for the ECCMID Conference
Course Faculty
  • Bojana Beovic, Ljubljana, SI
  • Chris Butler, Cardiff, UK
  • Jean Carlet, Paris, FR
  • Peter Davey, Dundee, UK
  • Herman Goossens, Antwerp, BE
  • Inge Gyssens, Nijmegen, NL
  • Haken Hanberger, Stockholm, SE
  • Carol Haraden, Cambridge, USA
  • Stephen Harbarth, Geneva, CH
  • Alison Holmes, London, UK
  • Peter Lachman, London, UK
  • Wendy Lawson, London, UK
  • Alasdair MacGowan, Bristol, UK
  • Cliodna McNulty, Gloucester, UK
  • Dominique Monnet, Stockholm, SE
  • Dilip Nathwani, Dundee, UK
  • Sheldon Stone, London, UK
  • Karin Thursky, Melbourne, AU
  • Jos van der Meer, Nijmegen, NL
  • Agnes Wechsler-Fördös, Vienna, AT