My name is Naomi Weier, and as part of my PhD studies I am conducting research investigating antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) training programmes available to health professionals around the world. My supervisors are Dr Tabish Zaidi and Dr Rahul Patel from the School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Australia, and we are conducting this research in conjunction with: Prof Céline Pulcini from the University of Lorraine, France; Prof Karin Thursky from The University of Melbourne and Doherty Institute, Australia; Dr Thomas Grenholm Tängdén from Uppsala University, Sweden; Prof Dilip Nathwani from Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, United Kingdom;  Dr Vera Vlahović from University of Rijeka, Croatia; Dr Oliver Dyar from Karolinska Institutet, Sweden; Assoc Prof Bojana Beović from University Medical Centre Ljubljana and University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; and Prof Gabriel Levy Hara from Durand Hospital, Argentina.

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Definition of AMS for this study:

Antimicrobial stewardship involves planned activities and interventions that promote and support the judicious use of antimicrobials, and aims to reduce antimicrobial resistance.


What training programmes are we interested in?

·         Postgraduate courses/programmes offered to health professionals that are/want to be part of an AMS team and/or are/want to be involved in AMS on a daily basis. These courses must have a significant component devoted to AMS (the programme may be completely focussed on AMS or may also offer other subjects – eg. antimicrobial prescribing – as well as AMS).  For a course to be eligible, at least 50% of the course content must be devoted to AMS.

·         Courses/programmes that are currently available regionally/nationally/internationally and DO NOT have restrictions (eg. can only be accessed by health professionals in a certain region). The course may be offered in any format (eg. face-to-face, online, distance learning). Below are some of the examples of the courses we are interested in:

1. The ESGAP Antimicrobial Stewardship Course (https://congresscare.com/en/congress/esgap-antimicrobial-stewardship-course/)


2. The Antimicrobial stewardship: optimization of antibiotic practices online course provided by Stanford University: http://online.stanford.edu/course/antimicrobial-stewardship-optimization-antibiotic-practices


3. The Antimicrobial stewardship: managing antibiotic resistance online course offered by University of Dundee/The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/antimicrobial-stewardship

What training programmes are we not interested in?

·         Courses/programmes that are only available for local health professionals and excludes wider participation such as local hospital programs OR courses/programmes that do not have at least 50% of contents directed towards AMS such as courses dedicated to infectious diseases or antibiotic prescribing only. For example:

·         The Antibiotic Therapy in Practice course provided by ESCMID (http://www.antibioticscourse.com/)

* 1. Are you aware of any such AMS training programmes (or involved in such a programme)?

* 2. If yes, please provide some further information about the course(s) that you are aware of (eg. details of the programme’s website, the name of the course, contact details for the course coordinator, etc)

* 3. If you are involved in organising, teaching or managing an AMS training programme, please click here

* 4. Which country are you from?

* 5. What is your professional background/which profession do you represent? (please select all that apply)

* 6. If you represent an organisation, which of the following describes your organisation? (please select all that apply)

* 7. What is the name of your organisation (if applicable)?

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