Workshop: Investigating and Improving Antimicrobial Use

As part of the 64th National conference of the Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India at Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, a one-day Workshop will be conducted on “Investigating and Improving Antimicrobial Use”.

Date: 28.11.2018.

Organizing team: The WHO Collaborating Centre for Training and Research in Essential Medicines and Rational Use of Medicines.

Resource Personnel:

  1. Dr. S. Manikandan
  2. Dr Klara Tisocki
  3. Dr. R. Raveendran
  4. Dr. M. Jayanthi

Duration of Workshop: 6 hours

Importance of the Workshop:

Antimicrobials are the most commonly used medicines in the health care and their inappropriate use can harm the patients and the society. The first step in improving the use of antimicrobials is to monitor their use so that effective strategies can be implemented. Unfortunately, antimicrobial use is not routinely monitored in most health facilities and care givers are not aware of the methods of investigating antimicrobial use and the ways to improve its use. Hence training is essential for the appropriate and effective use of antimicrobials at an affordable cost.

Target participants/learners:

Postgraduates and junior faculty in pharmacology, medicine, and other health professionals   can register as delegates. Since the seats are limited, you are advised to register early.

Workshop Details:

  • To introduce the basic principles of investigating antimicrobial use in health care facilities.
  • To provide hands on experience on the methods of analyzing antimicrobial use and misuse.
  • To train the participants to implement the methods to improve appropriate and effective use of antimicrobials.

This workshop involves group tasks and individual exercises.