WSPID wants its members and the pediatric infectious disease community to think about Antiobiotic Resistance and is focusing several congress sessions on this important topic:

Monday, 4 December, 2017 @ 08.00 to 08.50 – Peony Hall

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  • Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns of Salmonella typhi and paratyphi – Samir Saha, Bangladesh

Monday, 4 December, 2017 @ 10.45 to 12.15 – Peony Hall

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  • Antimicrobial resistance/Antibiotic stewardshipe
Chair: Jim Buttery, Australia
Co-Chair: Yonghong Yang, China
  • Implications of increasing global antimicrobial resistance for neonatal & pediatric practice – Mike Sharland, UK
  • Antimicrobial Resistance and Antibiotic Stewardship in pediatric practice in China – Wenshuang Zhang, China
  • The elimination of hospital-acquired infection: a realistic goal? – Paul Tambyah, Singapore

Tuesday, 5 December, 2017 @ 08.00 to 08.50 – Peony Hall

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  • Antibiotic stewardship in the light of a healthy microbiome – Debby Bogaert, The Netherlands

WSPID’s TweetChat with Prof. Mike Sharland last week focused on ‘Is antimicrobial resistance the greatest threat to global child health now?’ and highlighted the importance of:

  • Creating global links. High Income Countries (HICs) need to be proactive and share their experiences with other countries who can then make pragmatic decisions about what can work in settings of Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC). There are already great examples from Vietnam (VINARES) and South Africa (SAASP)
  • Teaching the next generation of healthcare professionals that infection control is an essential part of health care if we want to be able to use antibiotics in the future. Prevention is always better than cure.

See you in Shenzhen!