Day #4 at #ECCMID2016: Last but not least. @ESGAP_ABS selection of posters & sessions

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by Oliver Dyar

It was an action-packed day for antibiotic stewardship at ECCMID today, ranging from evolutionary microbiology, to strategies to improve antibiotic use in outpatient and inpatient settings.


Does evolutionary biology have any lessons for antibiotic stewardship? That was the topic for this fascinating keynote lecture from by Roy Kishony. KL134 – Translating evolutionary biology findings into antibiotic stewardship strategies. This presentation included a stunning visual representation of the emergence of antibiotic resistance, which can be seen again here at about one and a half minutes (See here).



Over 80% of antibiotics are used in outpatient settings. This represents a great challenge for antibiotic stewardship, so it was wonderful to have an ePoster session dedicated to this (EP – Addressing outpatient antibiotic prescribing). We had presentations from across Europe (and Australia!), from qualitative work in out of hours practices to antibiotic usage monitoring in long term care facilities. Each poster had clear lessons that we can learn from for improving antibiotic use in our own settings.

  • Heiner Bucher. Personalized prescription feedback to reduce antibiotic overuse in primary care: a nationwide pragmatic randomized trial using routinely collected health data. #EP0120


  • Jose Miguel Cisneros Herreros The PIRASOA® programme: implementation and first outcomes of an antimicrobial stewardship programme based on educational interviews in primary care of the public health system of Andalusia, Spain. #EP0121


  • Filippo Trapani. Systematic infectious disease consultation in rehabilitation facilities: the most effective model for antimicrobial stewardship #EP0122


  • Caroline Chen. Antimicrobial prescribing in Australian residential aged care facilities: results and evaluation of the pilot Aged Care National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey. #EP0123


  • Cliodna McNulty. A modified McNulty-Zelen design randomized controlled trial to evaluate the TARGET antibiotics toolkit (Treat Antibiotics Responsibly, Guidance, Education, Tools) and its implementation. #EP0124


  • Jenny Hellman. Complications following upper respiratory tract infections: a population based cohort study in Stockholm County, Sweden. #EP0125


  • Ann Versporten. Quantity metrics assessing antibiotic use in the outpatient setting: a global consensus procedure. #EP0126


  • Timo Smieszek. Comparison of ideal to actual antibiotic prescribing in primary care in England. #EP0127


  • Adele Agbeiyi. Antibiotic prescribing trends and patterns among out-of-hours providers, England, 2010-2014. #EP0128


  • Adele Agbeiyi. “Just in case”: antibiotic prescribing behaviour among out-of-hours practitioners in England. #EP0129



ECCMID 2016 drew to a close with an afternoon session focussing on improving hospital prescribing quality (not just quantity). OS145 – Tools and interventions to improve hospital antimicrobial prescription quality. As with outpatient prescribing, it is clear that there are many exciting and effective initiatives occurring throughout the world, and this was a great opportunity to share these experiences and lessons with one another.

  • Celine Pulcini. Human resources needed to perform antimicrobial stewardship teams’ activities in French hospitals: a cross-sectional nationwide survey. #O595


  • Jesús Rodríguez-Baño. Modifiable factors related to antimicrobial treatment inadequacy in an emergency department observation unit. #O596


  • Marlon Kallen. Development of quality indicators to monitor appropriate antibiotic use at intensive care units. #O597


  • Jose Miguel Cinseros Herreros. The PIRASOA® programme: implementation and first outcomes of an antimicrobial stewardship programme based on educational interviews in all hospitals of the public health system of Andalusia, Spain. #O598


  • Annelie Monnier. Quality indicators of antibiotic use in the inpatient setting: a global consensus procedure. #O599


  • Pleun Joppe van Duijn. Antibiotic rotation strategies to reduce Gram-negative antimicrobial resistance in intensive care units: a cluster-randomized cross-over trial. #O600



  • Frédérique Bouchard. Postprescription antimicrobial review by a multidisciplinary team using computerized tools in shared access. #O602


  • Ann Versporten. The global point prevalence survey of antimicrobial consumption and resistance (Global-PPS) in 335 hospitals worldwide. #O603


  • Catherine Dumartin. Code name ICATB2: first results of the national structure and process indicators on antibiotic stewardship activities in France, 2013. #O604

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