Global-PPS at ECCMID 2021

Global-PPS at ECCMID 2021

At the 31st edition of the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), Global-PPS participants from Nigeria, Belgium, the Philippines, Cote d’Ivoire, and Iran will present seven abstracts making use of the Global Point Prevalence Survey of Antimicrobial Consumption and Resistance. This year, ECCMID will take place from 9-12 July and will be held entirely online.

Abstracts have been accepted as both ePosters and presentations. On Friday 9 July, during a 1,5 hour oral session titled “ Multidisciplinary science underpins antimicrobial stewardship”, emphasis will be placed on the evolution of quality indicators for antibiotic use in Belgian hospitals since 2015. Are you curious to find out whether results improved by 2019 ? The following day, during a 1-hour Mini Oral Flash session, global data on prescribing of surgical antibiotic prophylaxis (SAP) will be presented, highlighting the need to address SAP in hospital antibiotic stewardship programmes. In the same session, researchers will explore the prescribing patterns of antibiotic use in a wide set of hospitals from North and South Nigeria. Since 2015, the Nigerian network is steadily growing and the Global-PPS is considered essential to establish and maintain informed antibiotic stewardship in these hospitals. Another presentation will focus on national Global-PPS results from the Philippines. The Philippines started to roll out antimicrobial stewardship activities in 2017, supported by the Department of Health. Point prevalence surveys (PPS) were used as a tool in monitoring antimicrobial stewardship programs in hospitals. The goal of this study was to assess trends in antimicrobial prescribing in hospitals in the Philippines, using repeated point prevalence surveys.

Finally, 3 ePosters will be presented at ECCMID. The Ivorian team will explore the use of antimicrobials in 11 hospitals in Cote d’Ivoire, from different levels of care. The Iranian participants quantified prescribing patterns of antibiotics in paediatric and neonatal wards of two referral centres in Sanandaj, Iran. The 3rd ePoster will focus on the pattern of SAP in prescribing data collected between 2015 to 2019 in 18 Nigerian hospitals.

Visit the congress website for information on how to register. You can find all information about the abstract sessions featuring Global-PPS data below.

Multidisciplinary science underpins antimicrobial stewardship – Friday, 9 July 2021, 10:45 – 12:15 am (1.5-hour Oral session)

Monitoring of quality indicators for antibiotic use in Belgian hospitals: are we improving? – Ann Versporten

Antimicrobial prescribing and antimicrobial stewardship around the world – Saturday, 10 July 2021, 10:45 – 11:45 am (1-hour Mini Oral Flash session)

Worldwide prescribing of surgical antibiotic prophylaxis: 2015-2020 results from the Global Point Prevalence Survey of Antimicrobial Consumption and Resistance (Global-PPS) – Ines Pauwels

Longitudinal global point prevalence surveys of antimicrobial use in Nigeria: progress, challenges and prospects – Oyinlola Oduyebo

The global point prevalence survey as a tool to support antimicrobial stewardship: results of a 3-year longitudinal survey on antimicrobial prescribing in 10 hospitals in the Philippines – Mari Rose De Los Reyes

Pharmacoepidemiology, improved prescribing and antibiotic stewardship (ePoster session S166 – 5d, available 10 days prior to the congress)

The Global Point Prevalence Survey of antimicrobial consumption and resistance (Global-PPS): 2020 results of antimicrobial prescribing in Cote d’Ivoire – Adèle Kacou N’douba (abstract n° 2846)

Repeated point prevalence surveys of inpatient antimicrobial use in Sanandaj hospitals – Jafar Soltani (abstract n° 3212)

Pattern of surgical antibiotic prophylaxis in 18 Nigerian hospitals: a need for urgent intervention – Kenneth Iregbu (abstract n° 1209)