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Caribbean Antimicrobial Stewardship

From September 12, 2018 08:00 until September 15, 2018 17:00
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Caribbean Antimicrobial Stewardship Conference
Outlining the Responsibility in the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
14 & 15 September 2018

Labknowledge Foundation in collaboration with Naskho Curacao is pleased to invite you to the 1st Caribbean Antimicrobial Stewardship Conference to be held in Curacao on September 14th and 15th 2018.

Antibiotic Stewardship is the development, promotion and implementation of activities to ensure the appropriate use of antibiotics. Antimicrobial stewardship is a coordinated program that improves patient outcome, reduces microbial resistance and decreases the spread of infections caused by multi-drug resistant organisms.

Misuse and overuse of antimicrobials is one of the world’s most pressing public health problems. Infection organisms adapt to the antimicrobials designed to kill them, making the drugs ineffective. People infected with antimicrobial-resistant organisms are more likely to have longer, more expensive hospital stays, and may be more likely to die as a result of an infection.

Labknowledge Foundation aims trough this conference at bringing together well-known personalities around the Caribbean, creating a platform for Medical practitioners, Medical technicians, Pharmacists and Healthcare providers to exchange ideas, knowledge and encourage networking. This network will enable the members to outline the role of health care providers in the antimicrobial stewardship program.

Pre-Conference Program Day 1 (Guest only)

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

08:30 - 09:00 Registration  
09:00 - 12:00  Masterclass Antimicrobial Susceptibility testing & Biomeriéux Vitek  Moderator MPH Maribelle Tromp, 
      Advanced Expert System Epidemiologist, Aruba  
      - CLSI/EUCAST Update  Speaker German Esparza,
      - Antibiogram Interpretation Microbiology Professor of Universidad 
      - Vitek Software 8.01 News & update  Pontificia Javeriana. Bogotá, Colombia
      Coffee break  
      Data & Analytics  
      Information Systems for Microbiology, Epidemiology and Surveillance Antonio Sabatini, Business Development 
        Principal – LATAM
      Epidemiology & Regional Trends in antibiotic resistance R. van den Berg, Microbiologist Public
        Health Aruba
12:00 - 14:00 Break  
14:00 - 16:00 Discussion amplification (changing) Biomérieux Vitek GN-AST-300 custom card Moderator Prof G. Esparza, Microbiology Professor of 
      - Evaluation of the current configurations Universidad Pontificia Javeriana. Bogotá, Colombia
      - Applicability for rest of the Caribbean  
      - Harmonization  

Pre-Conference Program Day 2 (Guest only) 

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

08:30 - 09:00 Registration  
09:00 - 12:00 Clinical & Practical Challenges in Blood Cultures Moderator E. Ijzerman, Clinical Microbiologist, 
      Topics: Academic Hospital Paramaribo, Suriname
      - Methods of obtaining Blood cultures  
      - Best Practices (Quality Improvements Initiatives)  
      - Decreasing TAT of Blood cultures Speaker: Marie Snyder, Microbiology Expert, Global 
      - Bact Alert Virtuo (Blood Culture Detection) Customer Service, bioMérieux
      Coffee break  
      Internal and External Quality Controls in detection and Surveillance of AMR Speaker: Delene Strunge, Latin America Sales 
      Topics: Manager, Microbiologics
      - Quality Control in Micro B  
      - Environmental Sampling (air and surface) Speaker: Diego Valbuena, Area Business Manager, 
12:00 - 14:00 Break  
14:00 - 16:30 Antimicrobial Stewardship in the greater Caribbean; Present and Future Moderator German Esparza, Microbiology Professor of 
      Topics: Universidad Pontificia Javeriana. Bogotá, Colombia
      - Country Topics  
      - Challenges & Achievements Speakers (Various representatives of the Caribbean 
      - Plans & commitments for 2018-2019 Countries)

Enroll for the whole conference and receive 10% discount

A late fee of 10% will be applied when enrolling after September 10th!

Conference Program Day 1

Saturday, September 14th, 2018

      Side Program Industry sponsored workshop  
08:30  - 09:00 Registration  
      Chair: Prof G. Esparza Clinical Microbiology & antimicrobials    
09:00  - 12:15 New horizons in antimicrobial stewardship incorporating Rapid Diagnostics   
      and Syndromic Approach to improve Clinical Outcome.   
12:15      Sponsored Lunch  
      Day 1  
      Chair: Prof.  Dr. A. Duits, Immunologist  
13:00 - 13:30 Registration  
13:00  - 14:00 Duration of Antimicrobial therapy; How long is long?   D. v.d Wetering, Internist SEHOS
14:00 - 14:30 Antibiotic Stewardship introduced in a small rural Dutch Hospital  C. Roggeveen Consultant Clinical 
        Microbiologist, Dutch Caribbean
      Coffee break   
14:45 - 15:15 Pharmacist role in antimicrobial Stewardship Z. Safipour, Hospital Pharmacist-
        Clinical Pharmacologist SEHOS
15:15  - 15:45 Behavioral Economic approach for outpatient antibiotic prescribing W.de Jonge, Physician 
15:45  - 16:15 Cost-minimization model of a multidisciplinary Antibiotic Team   J.W.Dik, Post-doctoral Researcher, 
      based on a successful implementation on the urology ward  
      of an academic hospital  UMCG the Netherlands
16:15 - 16:45 Implementation of antibiotic stewardship in Aruba: Past, present and  J. de Kort, MD Internist-Infectious 
      future challenges  diseases, Horacio Oduber Hospital 
16:45 - 17:15 Anti-microbial dosing in Intensive Care Unit  J. Koeijers, intensivist, SEHOS
17:15     Closing remarks  

Conference Program Day 2

Saturday, September 15th, 2018


      Day 2  
      Chair:  G. Esparza, Professor Clinical Microbiologist  
08:30 - 09:00 Registration  
09:00 - 09:30 Development of an Integrated and anti-microbial stewardship approach to  G. Esparza, Microbiology Professor of
      rapid diagnostic testing   Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 
        Bogotá (Colombia) 
09:30  - 10:00 Laboratory Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance in the Caribbean  G. Gonzalez-Escobar, Clinical 
        Microbiologist, CARPHA Institute 
        Trinidad & Tobago  
10:00  - 10:30 Treatment of gram negative multi-drug resistant micro-organism M. Visschers  MD Internist  
        Infectiologist, Horacio Oduber 
        Hospital Aruba 
      Coffee break  
10:45  - 11:15 Antibiotic Stewardship in low –and class income countries  Professor H. Wertheim Clinical 
        Microbiologist, The Netherlands 
11:15 - 11:45 Developing an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in a Resource limited  Corey Forde, Consultant Internist &  
      setting-Challenges and Successes  Infectious Diseases, Queen Elizabeth
        Hospital, Barbados
11:45  - 12:15 Antibiotic usage pattern among in patients of a small community hospital S. Autar, Internist/Infectiologist
        Fundashon Mariadal Bonaire 
12:15     Lunch break  
13:30 - 14:00 Tailor made antibiotic prophylaxes Professor H. Wertheim Clinical
        Microbiologists, The Netherlands
14:00 - 14:30 Cool bacteria from hot Curacao: a local review of susceptibility testing  R, Steingrover, 
        Clinical microbiologist, ADC
      Coffee break  
15:15  - 15:45 Legislative efforts Impacting Antimicrobial Stewardship  Professor Dr. S Keli, Sector Director of 
        Public Health, Curacao
15:45 - 16:15 Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy  J. Aleman, Hospital Pharmacist, Horacio 
        Oduber Hospital, Aruba
16:15 - 16:45 Smart data retrieval/management system can be used to facilitate  J.W. Dik, Post-Doctoral Researcher, 
      stewardship programs  UMCG, the Netherlands
16:45     Closing remarks  


D vd Wetering, Internist/Infectiologist (SEHOS Curacao) Conference Program Coordinator
J.W Dik,  Post-doctoral Researcher UMCG (the Netherlands)
Prof. H. Wertheim, Clinical Microbiology Radboud University (the Netherlands)
S. Autar, Internist/Infectiologist Fundashon Mariadal (Bonaire)
J. Koeyers, Intensivist SEHOS (Curacao)
Prof.G. Esparza, Clinical Microbiologist, Pontificia Universidad Bogota (Colombia)
Prof. S. Keli, Sector Director of Public Health (Curacao)
G. Gonzalez-Escobar, Clinical Microbiologist, CARPHA Institute, (Trinidad & Tobago)
Corey Forde, Consultant Internal Medicine & Infectious Diseases Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Barbados)
W. de Jonge, Physician, (Curacao)
J. de Kort, Internist-Infectious Diseases (Horacio Oduber Hospital (Aruba)
R Steingrover, Clinical Microbiologist ADC (Curacao)
Z. Safipour, Hospital Pharmacist-Clinical Pharmacologist SEHOS (Curacao)
M. Visscher, Internist/Infectiologist Horacio Oduber Hospital (Aruba)
C. Roggeveen, Consultant Clinical Microbiologist (Dutch Caribbean)
J. Aleman, Hospital Pharmacist Horacio Oduber Hospital (Aruba)

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