March 1, 2023

New free webinar

Join us today, 1 March, 16:00 – 17:30 CET


The new ESICM free learning pathway on Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) for Severe Infection aims at highlighting 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 ~ A. Conway Morris
16:05 Presentation of the Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) learning pathway ~ A. Conway Morris
16:15 Brief introduction to AMS ~ J. De Waele
16:25 Team work ~ E. Conoscenti
16:35 What does the intensivist need to know, heterogeneity of ICU patients ~ M. Leone
16:45 Diagnostics -identifying the bug,identifying resistance mechanisms ~ C.Roger
16:55 Timing, timing, timing (initiation and duration of antibiotics, source control) ~ C. McKenzie
17:05 Getting the dose right – loading doses, maintenance, TDM and adjustment ~ B. O’Farrell
17:15 Intelligence on antimicrobial consumption, resistance mechanisms and prevalence; policies and guidelines ~ H.Bracht
17:25 Next steps and Conclusions ~ A. Conway Morris & M. Girardis


Hendrik BRACHT
University Hospital Ulm, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Ulm (DE). Deputy Chair, ESICM Infection Section.

Infection Control Nurse, Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione, Palermo (IT). Ethics Committee Member IRCCS-ISMETT.
Lecturer Infection Control- Master degree in Critical CARE Nursing Università degli Studi di Palermo (IT). N&AHP Committee Member, ESICM.

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

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.

Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and University Hospital of Modena, Lgo del Pozzo, Modena (IT). Chair, ESICM Sepsis Section.

Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Aix Marseille University, North Hospital, Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Marseille, Marseille (FR). Deputy Chair, ESICM Sepsis Section.

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.

Clin Dip, IP, MSc. Critical Care, Leads Pharmacist – Intensive Care & Theatres, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Free Hospital, Pharmacy Dept, London (UK). 

Claire ROGER
Head of Surgical Intensive Care Unit Anesthesia, Intensive Care, Pain and Emergency Department University Hospital Carémeau Nimes (FR). 


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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