Discovery Awards

The Discovery Awards: New Seed Funding Available

A new round of seed funding has been made available for teams working on diagnostic tests to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use. The Discovery Awards 2017 will...
Complete the Course

The “Fatal Warning” Antibiotics Don’t Have

Abstract: Combating infectious diseases takes a community effort.  However, one of the most important messages that the public often hears, but doesn’t understand is “Complete...
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Importance of Using Antibiotics Correctly and Completing the Prescribed Dose

Abstract: The misuse of antibiotics coupled to a decrease in the number of novel drugs entering the clinic has led to the development of antibiotic...
Stewards Working To Save Antibiotics: Pharmacy & The Medical Laboratory

Stewards Working to Save Antibiotics: Pharmacy & The Medical Laboratory

Abstract Approximately 1 in 25 patients hospitalized in a U.S. acute care hospital has at least one healthcare–associated infection (HAI), adding up to over 700,000...
World MRSA Day

I guess everything changes when it happens to you! Editorial Reflections on World...

Editorial By Rodney E. Rohde, PhD Abstract: On any given day, approximately 1 in 25 inpatients in U.S. acute care hospitals has at least one healthcare–associated...
Superbugs : A Primer

Superbugs : A Primer

The introduction of antibiotics into modern healthcare has added years onto the average lifespan of humans in developed countries. However, the widespread use and...
Steps to Win the Prize

Tackling Antibiotic Resistance – A Prize Approach to Open Innovation

Abstract Background: Antimicrobial resistance is one of the most significant public health threats facing the world. There is a lack of new antibiotics, and the...
The case for antimicrobial stewardship

The case for Antimicrobial Stewardship: A Student Call to Action.

Abstract: Antibiotic resistance is a modern-day crisis. Medical professionals are quickly running out of antibiotics that we can use to treat deadly bacterial infections and...
Antibiotic Stewardship

Antibiotic Stewardship: Protecting a Precious Resource

Penicillin, one of the world's first antibiotics, was discovered in 1928 by the British scientist, Sir Alexander Fleming.  It was further developed for medicinal...
Antimicrobial Resistance Infographic

Antimicrobials in Canada, by the Numbers

A Canadian Perspective The numbers don’t lie: antimicrobial misuse in Canada is a pervasive and growing problem. With approximately 23.8 million antibiotic prescriptions written annually,...