6 countries in 1 article, let’s have a short trip on this antibiotic awareness day

TAE stands for Trainee Association of ESCMID, which was created to increase and support the scientific and medical contribution of young clinical microbiologists and infectious disease specialists all over Europe … Continue Reading →


Today is the European Antibiotic Awareness Day #EAAD2017 #WAAD Share your experience.

The European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) is an annual European Union health initiative that takes place on 18th November to raise awareness about the threat to public health of antibiotic resistance … Continue Reading →


Antimicrobial Stewardship Staffing: Let’s Have the Tiger by the Tail

It is time we got serious about tackling bacterial resistance. Funding priority is given to innovation (new diagnostics and new antibiotics), while ensuring sustainable and sufficient funding of antibiotic stewardship … Continue Reading →


Access, Watch and Reserve Antibiotics in the WHO Essential Medicines List

WHO has released its updated Essential Medicines List, for adults and children (See here). The Antibiotics’ list has been completely updated, and now includes 3 categories, intended to help target … Continue Reading →


CIDRAP-ASP a brilliant repository for antimicrobial information and resources to have at reach

The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy CIDRAP Antimicrobial Stewardship Project (CIDRAP-ASP) at the University of Minnesota seeks to be a high-quality, international repository for experiential- and evidence-based antimicrobial stewardship information and resources.  … Continue Reading →


‘MY BUGS’: A smartphone app for the recording of antibiotic treatment information

By Kirsten E. Schaffer We have developed a smartphone application ‘MyBugs’ for the recording of microbiology culture results and antibiotic treatments for patients with chronic diseases. . Patients suffering from … Continue Reading →


#ECCMID2017, post-ECCMID syndrome and One (Infection) Stewardship?

The trip back from a pivotal medical conference such as ECCMID is always a great opportunity to make balance of the huge amount of information received. In my case it has consisted … Continue Reading →


More on Antibiotic Antibiotic Thresholds and Quotas

Some weeks ago we published a post written by José María López-Lozano (see here). The post addressed one of the hottest topics in antimicrobial stewardship, which is the relationship between … Continue Reading →


Cochrane systematic review on antimicrobial stewardship interventions. How do you see the glass?

By Bojana Beovic (ESGAP president) The new Cochrane systematic review of interventions to improve antibiotic prescribing practices for hospital inpatients (see here) was published some weeks ago by Peter Davey and his … Continue Reading →


“How to Improve Antibiotic Use in my Hospital: A Practical Introduction to AS” ESGAP-WHO Collaboration

On January 25-26, 2017, ESGAP held its first course in collaboration with WHO/Europe: “How to Improve Antibiotic Use in My Hospital: a Practical Introduction to Antibiotic Stewardship“. The course was … Continue Reading →