A Pandemic within a Pandemic: Antimicrobial Resistance and COVID-19
Date: Monday, October 17, 2022
Time:1030 PT, 1130 MT/SK, 1230 CT, 1330 ET, 1430 AT, 1500 NL
Duration: 1.0 Hours
THIS WEBINAR IS FOR IPAC CANADA MEMBERS ONLY.
Overuse of antibiotics for patients with COVID-19 threatens to worsen the public health threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This presentation will discuss recent literature evaluating bacterial co-infections and secondary infections, antibiotic prescribing, and AMR in COVID-19. Opportunities for improvement in antimicrobial stewardship will be presented.
DR. BRAD LANGFORD is a Board Certified Infectious Diseases Pharmacist and Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist at Public Health Ontario and Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre. He received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy the from University of Toronto, a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Colorado, and is currently a Master of Public Health Student at McMaster University.
Brad’s practice and research interests focus on antimicrobial stewardship and include knowledge translation, behavioural science, and evaluation of initiatives to improve antibiotic use in all healthcare settings. He is currently principal investigator on a collaboration with the World Health Organization to evaluate antimicrobial resistance in the context of COVID-19.