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Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Control Strategies 2019 (ASICS ’19)

Dr. John Stelling, Co-Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance, delivered a lecture on “Evolution of WHONET and its application in AMR surveillance globally”. Dr. Anuj Sharma, WHO, Technical Officer, New Delhi enlightened the crowd regarding “WHO perspective on AMR containment”. Dr. Dhanapal, Professor & Head of Microbiology, KAVP delivered a lecture on “Applications of WHONET other than AMR. Dr. Sarada Devi KL, Professor & Head of Microbiology, Trivandrum Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram and Dr. Kavita Raja, Professor & Head of Microbiology, Sree Chitra Tirunal (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram delivered lectures on “Development of KARSAP – a model for other States” and “Infection control strategies in Super-Specialties” respectively. Dr. Jayalakshmi J, Professor of Microbiology, PSGIMS, Coimbatore was “Positive approach towards bundle care to reduce HAI” and Dr. V. Jayapal, Professor of Microbiology, MGMCRI, Pondicherry delivered a lecture on “Infection Control Strategies at MGMCRI”. This was towards starting an action plan for AMR containment for Pondicherry and neighboring states as successfully implemented for Kerala (KARSAP).

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