AMR & Optimisation Seminar - Ho Chi Minh City

CRE REDUCE is engaging with our collaborators from Ton Duc Thang University in bringing together Asia-Pacific leaders in antimicrobial resistance research in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

The seminar is relevant to clinicians, researchers and policy makers concerned with the spread and emergence of AMR and its potential to negatively affect the aspirations of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Topics will include:

  • Antimicrobial stewardship challenges and opportunities in Vietnam and South East Asia
  • Mycobacterial infection challenges
  • Dengue management in SE Asia
  • Antimicrobial dosing optimisation

The evolving program:

AMR & Optimisation Seminar
08.30-08.55 Registration


Prof Jason Roberts, The University of Queensland (Australia)

Prof  Nguyen Minh Duc, Ton Duc Thang University (Vietnam)

Prof Greg Fox, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney (Australia)

                                        Topic Speaker
Chair: Prof Jason Roberts
09.00-09.30 Epidemiology of antibiotic resistance in Vietnam and South East Asia

Assoc. Prof Rogier van Doorn (United Kingdom)

09.30-10.00 The WHOs approach to antimicrobial stewardship: opportunities and challenges in Vietnam and the Western Pacific Region Dr Susan Luu (WHO)
10.00-10.30 Challenges of drug-resistant tuberculosis in Vietnam Prof Greg Fox (Australia)
10.30-11.00 A Pharmacist's role in Antimicrobial Stewardship - Experience at University Medical Centre Hochiminh City Assoc. Prof Dang Nguyen Doan Trang (Vietnam)
11.00-11.30 Morning tea
Moderation: Prof Nguyen Minh Duc
11.30-12.00 AMU-AMR in Animal Husbandry in Vietnam Assoc. Prof Ngo Thi Hoa (Vietnam)
12.00-12.30 Antimicrobial use in the community within four provinces of Vietnam: Preliminary findings of the V-RESIST Trial

Prof Greg Fox (Australia)

Dr Hien Le (Vietnam)

12.30-12.50 Treatment challenges for mycobacterial infections Dr Andrew Burke (Australia)
12.50-13.10 The neglected threat of azole-resistance: AMR and fungal pathogens in Vietnam  Dr Justin Beardsley (Australia)
13.10-14.00 Lunch
Moderation: Dr Susan Luu
14.00-14.20 Antibiotic dosing in paediatrics: limitations in current knowledge TBC
14.20-14.40 Why is antibiotic dosing important? Prof Jason Roberts (Australia)
14.40-15.00 Can we facilitate dosing studies in regional areas? Dr Suzanne Parker (Australia)
15.00-15.30 Antimicrobial de-escalation: effects on outcome, costs and resistance Prof Lawrence Lee Soon-U (Singapore)
15.30-16.00 Afternoon tea
Moderation: Prof Jason Roberts
16.00-16.20 New antibiotics in the armamentarium for resistant pathogens Dr Lim Tze Peng (Singapore)
16.20-16.40 Is there a place for nebulisation of antibiotics?

Dr Vu Dinh Hoa (Vietnam)

16.40-17.40 Panel Discussion - Support for research and clinical practice gaps Chair Prof Jason Roberts
17.40-17.50 Close Prof Greg Fox


AMR & Optimisation Seminar - Ho Chi Minh City

Mon 18 Nov 2019 8:30am


Ton Duc Thang University
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

CRE REDUCE is securing regional collaboration across Asia Pacific with the delivery of Antimicrobial Resistance & Optimisation Seminar in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

$35 AUD


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