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2020 CLIMIDSON conference in Nigeria

Our Nigerian participants proudly launched their first (virtual) annual scientific conference of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Society of Nigeria (CLIMIDSON): “Antimicrobial Stewardship: Time to move from Theory to Practice” on November 26-27, 2020. The state of Antimicrobial Stewardship in Nigeria, the development of antimicrobial policies and treatment guidelines; [...]

2020 CLIMIDSON conference in Nigeria2020-12-15T10:34:27+00:00

Submit your abstracts for ECCMID 2021

The 31st European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), will take place in Vienna, Austria from 9 – 12 July 2021. Abstracts can be submitted from 11 January to 24 February 2021. Get in touch with us if you would like to submit an abstract on your [...]

Submit your abstracts for ECCMID 20212020-12-11T10:39:29+00:00

Research on antimicrobial use in Georgian hospitals

Dr. Irma Korinteli, a pediatrician and lecturer at Tbilisi State Medical University, has been involved in the Global-PPS project from the very beginning in 2015. Earlier this year, she successfully defended her PhD on antibiotic use in Georgian hospitals. Read her testimonial below! Working on a PhD was a [...]

Research on antimicrobial use in Georgian hospitals2020-12-11T13:13:07+00:00

Global-PPS webinars in 2021

In 2021, we will launch a series of webinars in which we will introduce the Global-PPS methodology and discuss updates to the protocol and data entry application. We will further elaborate on the analysis and interpretation of your own data using the Global-PPS export of data in excel as [...]

Global-PPS webinars in 20212020-12-11T11:57:54+00:00

Read the Global-PPS newsletter — June 2020

The Global-PPS protocol is adapted to survey COVID-19 patients. The website is translated in French, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. More languages will follow. Read two nice stories on how the Global-PPS is rolled out at national level and how these data can be used for a PhD. Finally, take [...]

Read the Global-PPS newsletter — June 20202020-06-29T07:20:19+00:00

Global-PPS data used for a PhD

Having a Ph.D. was a dream for me and it was yet to be fulfilled after my MPhil studies. This was enkindled by my interaction with Professor Azmi Hassali who came to Pakistan for a conference. During our discussions, he shared the idea of ‘Point Prevalence Survey’ on [...]

Global-PPS data used for a PhD2020-06-25T08:51:49+00:00

Global-PPS in Iran

The Global-PPS in Iran primarily started in 2015 in two large Iranian University cities, namely Shiraz and Kurdistan Universities of Medical Sciences, concurrently with the first global attempt for data collection about antibiotic consumption conducted by the University of Antwerp, Belgium.1 We appreciated the standardized and straightforward online tool for [...]

Global-PPS in Iran2020-06-23T14:40:42+00:00

Global-PPS protocol adapted to allow surveillance of COVID-19 patients

As countries worldwide are faced with an unprecedented pandemic, there is a profound concern that widespread antibiotic use in COVID-19 patients could increase the selective pressure for antibiotic resistance. For this reason, we have slightly adapted the Global-PPS protocol to allow surveillance of COVID-19 patients. Hospitals are once more [...]

Global-PPS protocol adapted to allow surveillance of COVID-19 patients2020-06-25T08:54:15+00:00

New protocol – optional HAI module

The Global-PPS protocol has been updated with an optional Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) module. This new module allows analyzing additional quality indicators, focusing on the presence of invasive devices. From September till December 2019, the old as well as the new protocol are available for data collection on the wards (transition [...]

New protocol – optional HAI module2020-02-18T22:28:08+00:00

Grants in Antwerp

Three participants from Brazil, Egypt and The Philippines took a training on hospital-based interventions to contain antibiotic resistance in low-resource setting at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp in collaboration with the Laboratory of Medical Microbiology of the University of Antwerp, Belgium. This will allow them to further use their [...]

Grants in Antwerp2020-02-18T22:35:27+00:00