Antibiotic Resistance Surveillance and Mechanisms of Resistance

MIC interpretation and antibiotic resistance surveillance

MIC Surveillance, Resistance Mechanisms and Public Health

P.A.C.E. Credit*

Explore how systematic collection, analysis, interpretation and timely dissemination of minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) data impacts the planning, implementation and evaluation of public health practice. Understand what impact high-level or low-level resistance mechanisms have on the interpretation of isolates distribution, which may help clinicians go beyond relying solely upon the breakpoints available today. 

In this webinar, recorded at the 29th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, hear Professor Rafael Canton review why antimicrobial resistance, beyond the human side of medicine, is yet another public health approach clinicians need to address.

After viewing this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Learn the importance of surveillance of antimicrobial resistance, and the international programs for antimicrobial resistance surveillance
  • Understand the importance of MIC interpretation in public health surveillance, with examples for fluoroquinolones and cephalosporins
  • Know how MICs can assist the user in simplification of complex resistance mechanisms, and the relevance of MICs when using molecular methods for surveillance

P.A.C.E. credit is available for your participation.*

Ideal for: Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee Member, Laboratory Director, Microbiologist

Presenter:  Rafael Canton, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal-IRYCIS 

Professor Canton is head of the Clinical Microbiology Department at the University Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, Spain, and associated professor of clinical microbiology at Complutense University in Madrid. His clinical and research work is focused on antimicrobial resistance mechanisms, susceptibility testing and respiratory tract infections (mainly in cystic fibrosis patients) within Research Health Institute Ramón y Cajal (IRYCIS) and Spanish Network for Research in Infectious Diseases (REIPI). He has been president of the Spanish Society of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology (SEIMC), chairman of EUCAST and is currently clinical data coordinator of EUCAST. 

*Beckman Coulter Inc. is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. These credits are recognized by the State of California. Most programs also provide State of Florida credits (with valid license number). At this time, we cannot issue continuing education credits for those who provide healthcare (or work for an institution that provides healthcare) in Massachusetts or Vermont.