International Congress on Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection
Hospital da Luz Learning Health and Creating Health (Universidade Católica Portuguesa) organize, on April 6, the congress Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection. “Think global, act local” is the motto for this international congress, happening in the 90th year of the discovery of penicillin, by Alexander Fleming, which enabled the creation of the first antibiotic used in large scale.
“Antimicrobial resistance and healthcare associated infection are global challenges, that are interconnected and have great implications not only on health, in terms of quality and safety, but also on economy, ecosystems and even on the survival of humankind”, highlights Carlos Palos, internist and one of the organizers of the meeting. Therefore, this congress – taking place in auditorium Cardeal Medeiros, at Universidade Católica, in Lisbon - will gather professionals from different areas, such as hospital managers, physicians, pharmacists and nurses.
Participants will have the opportunity to hear the interventions of 15 national and international speakers with vast experience, such as Jon Otter (renowned Professor of Epidemiology at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, in London), Alexandre Abrantes (subdirector of the Portuguese Red Cross and highly experienced in sanitary missions) and Céline Pulcini (Professor of Infectology in Université de Lorraine, Nancy). Germano Carmo, notorious Portuguese infectologist (Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa and Hospital de Santa Maria) will be one of the 13 moderators.
This congress will be complemented by the workshop “Accreditation in Infection Control and Antibiotic Stewardship (2018 Update)”, on April 5.
And also the first course organized in Portugal in the scope of the European Training Program of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID): “Improving Antibiotic Prescription and Infection Control in the Emergency Room”, on April 7.