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Aims of the Technical Workshop
To provide a clear understanding of the principles and practice of antimicrobial susceptibility testing.
To demonstrate and allow participants to perform disc , microbroth and automated susceptibility testing methods.
To provide an update on new and emerging issues in antimicrobial resistance, and on current detection methods.
To provide an overview of antibiotic reporting and surveillance.
Microbiology Technologists, Microbiologists or other interested persons working in the field of infectious diseases and susceptibility testing.
Places on the practical course will be limited to 20 participants.
This technical workshop will comprise of small group practical sessions including practical, hands-on exposure to laboratory techniques and various susceptibility test methods. Advice and guidance will be given on test methodology, reading, interpretation and detection of antibiotic resistance phenotypes. Participants are encouraged to test, interpret and report susceptibility tests, using a test panel of organisms.
The lecture sessions are designed to provide a theoretical background to accompany the practical training sessions. Lectures will also include basic principles of susceptibility testing, antibiotic PK/PD, combination antibiotic testing, clinical aspects of infections, antibiotic reporting and antibiotic surveillance.
Wednesday 25th September - Friday 27th September, 2013
Department of Laboratory Medicine
Changi General Hospital
2 Simei Street 3