Antimicrobial Stewardship

Panel discussion: A Multidisciplinary approach to effective antimicrobial stewardship



 Dr. Jacqueline Sneddon

Project Lead for the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group (SAPG), UK


  1. Describe how to establish a new antimicrobial stewardship program
  2. Identify key metrics to track the effectiveness of an antimicrobial stewardship program
  3. Identify new trends in implementing antimicrobial stewardship
  4. To consider the on-going evolution of the role of the antimicrobial pharmacist in the plan, do, study, act approach to antimicrobial management
  5. Describe current efforts to improve antibiotic use in the United States
  6. Describe the functions of an antibiotic stewardship program
  7. Describe key strategies used to optimize antimicrobial therapy
  8. Identify new trends in implementing antimicrobial stewardship
  9. Knowing what interventions work can guide stewardship teams in their efforts to improve the quality of antibiotic use in hospitals.

At the end of the panel discussion participants will be able to:

  • Identify the key strategies necessary to implement a basic antimicrobial stewardship program and to optimize it.
  • Understand how antimicrobial pharmacists can help to drive the stewardship agenda and how their interventions can improves antimicrobial therapy outcomes.
  • Identify efforts used to promote antibiotic stewardship programs in. USA, U K, UAE
  • Recognize important of using pharmacists clinical and communication skills and work within a multi-professional team to deliver a variety of stewardship activities including guideline development, education of healthcare staff, clinical audit and participation in infection ward rounds.


  • Welcome and Introduction
    Dr. Jacqueline Sneddon, Project Lead for the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group (SAPG), UK
  • The role of the pharmacist in antimicrobial stewardship programs: UK point of view.
    Dr. Jacqueline Sneddon, Project Lead for the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group, (SAPG), UK
  • The pharmacist’s role in antimicrobial stewardship in Ireland.
    Joan Peppard, President of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (eahp).Ireland
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Implementation: The Cleveland Clinic AbuDhabi Experience
    Dr. Rania El-Lababidi, Pharmacy Education and Training Manager, Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Antimicrobial stewardship, an infectious Disease specialist: View from Oman
    Dr. Faryal Khamis, Sr Consultant, Chairperson Infection Control and Prevention Committee, Royal Hospital.  Oman
  • Antimicrobial Resistance, Collateral Damage and Urgent Need for Antimicrobial Stewardship: Process and Tools
    Arjun Srinivasan, Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
    Roy Guharoy, Vice President, Clinical Integration, Chief Pharmacy Officer, Ascension Health, St. Louis, MO,USA
  • Panel Q & A and recommendations