February 28, 2024

New free webinar

Replay available


The ESICM free learning pathway on Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) for Severe Infection aims to highlight the importance of antibiotic stewardship in the ICU, the role of a multidisciplinary and multi-professional approach, as well as the value of the diagnosis in the management of severe infections to avoid or reduce inappropriate use of antimicrobials.

In this kick-off webinar, some of the ICU physicians, nurses, and clinical pharmac(olog)ists who make up the programme’s faculty will present the pathway and discuss the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to AMS in the ICU.


16:00        Welcome and expert introduction by Andrew CONWAY MORRIS

16:05        Presentation of the learning pathway by Andrew CONWAY MORRIS

16:15        Brief introduction to AMS by Jan DE WAELE

16:25        Team work by Elsa AFONSO

16:35        What does the intensivist need to know, heterogeneity of ICU patients by Liesbet DE BUS

16:45        Diagnostics -identifying the bug, identifying resistance mechanisms by Jeroen SCHOUTEN

16:55        Getting the dose right – loading doses, maintenance, TDM, and adjustment by Cathy MCKENZIE

17:05        Timing, timing, timing (initiation and duration of antibiotics, source control) by Anna WLUDARCZYK

17:15        Intelligence on antimicrobial consumption, resistance mechanisms, and prevalence; policies and guidelines by Massimo ANTONELLI

17:25     Next steps and Conclusions by  Andrew CONWAY MORRIS


Senior Lecturer in Nursing, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge (UK).

Director of the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine and of the General ICU, A. Gemelli University Polyclinic Foundation, Rome (IT); Professor of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology, Sacred Heart Catholic University, Rome (IT).

MRC Clinician Scientist, University of Cambridge; Honorary Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge (UK). Chair, ESICM Infection Section

Liesbet DE BUS
Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, (BE). 

Professor, Department of Critical Care Medicine/ Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Ghent University Hospital (BE); Sr. Clinical Investigator – FWO – Research Foundation Flanders; Past Chair Research Committee, ESICM; Past President, Belgian Society of Intensive Care Medicine. ESICM President-Elect.

Consultant Pharmacist in Critical Care, Pharmacy and Critical Care, University Hospital Southampton (UK). Visiting Research Fellow, University of Southampton, School of Medicine, United Kingdom; Editor in Chief: Critical Illness; Member of the ESICM N&AHP Committee.

Serior researcher, Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen (NL). 

Department of Intensive Therapy and Anesthesiology, 5th Military Clinical Hospital, Kraków (PL).




The programme is supported by a grant from bioMérieux.
The programme has not been influenced in any way by its sponsor.


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