Professor Laura Bowater sets the scene with the global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). She discusses the causes of AMR, and how antibiotic stewardship can prevent it's spread. Responsible usership, auditing and a strong clinical leadership are all key components of antibiotic stewardship.
Antimicrobial resistance: antibiotic stewardship in the UK
Professor of Microbiology Education and Engagement, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, UK
50mins - Expert presentations By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Zika Virus—What Clinicians Need to Know
Experts from the CDC present a comprehensive overview: Zika Virus-What Clinicians Need to Know, and provide responses to selected questions
9mins - Expert presentations By Vicky Tittle
Dr Vicky Tittle, from 56 Dean Street in London, UK, reviews the reasons to test for HIV, when and how to test and which key populations should receive testing. Specific focus is placed on British guidelines for HIV testing and importance to conduct key initial investigations.
13mins - Expert presentations By Professor David Livermore
Future developments in antimicrobial agents
Professor David Livermore highlights increasing resistance and the major bacterial challenges we face. Beta-lactams, the most widely used antibiotic are losing their efficacy. However, there is hope for antimicorbial agents. Cefiderocol, murepavadin and gepotidacin/zoliflodacin all show promise in replacing spent antibiotics. Further, non-antibiotic approaches and improved molecular diagnostics, while not currently comprehensive, could revolutionise the field.