The ESCMID Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate is a unique opportunity for ID Physicians, Medical Microbiologists, Clinical Pharmac(olog)ists, ICU physicians, Internists, Specialist Nurses, Pediatricians, and other medical specialists from all over the world to meet, create professional networks and learn from each other and international renowned experts.

 

During the 2-year programme, a broad range of topics in Antimicrobial Stewardship will be covered, and participants will have the opportunity to meet with international experts and discuss clinical, and scientific matters in a variety of settings. There are some modules taught online, while others are held on-site at locations in Europe.

 

The role of diagnostics in Antimicrobial stewardship is pivotal and as such is integrated in the ESCMID AMS certificate program. While being the primary subject in the advanced course on Diagnostic stewardship in Rome, the role of diagnostics is discussed in many of our other courses (basic, advanced and elective).

 

Target audience: The program will target early career health care professionals in training or already involved in ASPs (such as, but not exclusively, ID Physicians, Medical Microbiologists, Clinical Pharmac(olog)ists, ICU physicians, Internists, Pediatricians, Specialist Nurses etc.). The course is also open to training physicians with some years of specialty training. This two-year course is not intended for general prescribers.

 

Objective: Graduates of the programme will have acquired the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviour to make a significant contribution to this extremely important emerging field. The programme prepares participants for research positions, academic and/or teaching careers, positions in national and international organisations related to AMS, employment in ASPs of healthcare institutions, and governmental positions. Whether starting, continuing, or advancing their career in the field of clinical infectious diseases, graduates will be able to actively stimulate the AMS dynamic.

 

Programme structure: During the 2-year programme, 14 learning areas are covered, which address basic and advanced aspects of AMS. These domains include all the competencies needed for an AMS team member, regardless of their position and profession (various medical specialists, pharmacists, nurses etc.). In addition, small groups of participants will be assigned one or two mentors during the baseline implementation course. The mentor will be an experienced tutor with a background in antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) selected from our European-wide faculty. This mentor will help the participants develop and implement an AMS project prepared in the 5-day baseline course and executed throughout the 2-year study period.

 

Become a part: The ESCMID AMS Certificate programme has now been finalised, however, the programme will continue to be updated and adapted based on the needs of the participants, and we therefore welcome more institutions to become a part of this exciting new programme. Healthcare institutions are invited to submit proposals for the 2-day elective modules. We suggest that you review the current programme and propose topics that have not yet been addressed, but that fall within one or more of the 14 learning domains outlined in the programme. Please submit your proposal here.

 

Registration: Applications are now open and will close 30 January 2023. The total number of places is limited to 40 participants for the entire two-year program. First, your application is reviewed by the programme coordinators, and if approved, you will receive a link to register with payment. The tuition fee for the whole programme, covering 10 modules (1 Basic module, 6 Advanced modules, 3 Elective modules (or 2 Elective modules and 1 Observership)) is €5000 for non-ESCMID members, €4700 for ESCMID members. Travel and accommodation are not included in the fee.

 

Mailing list: Unable to attend in 2023? Sign up instead for the mailing list here if you would like to hear more about the AMS Certificate programme for 2024 - 2026.

 

For any queries, please email amscert[at]escmid.org. Please insert "AMS 2023-2025" in the subject line.

 

Detailed information about the programme can be found here