Launch of the Fourth Australian report on antimicrobial use and resistance in human health (AURA 2021)

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Friday, 27 August 2021

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12:30 PM AEST - 02:00 PM AEST

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When: Friday 27 August, 12:30pm – 2pm AEST

Format: Live-streamed online event – panel discussion and Q&A

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens the provision of safe healthcare now and in the future. Monitoring and reporting on Australia’s antimicrobial usage and resistance patterns over time is important to inform clinical policy and practice.

AURA 2021 gives the most current and comprehensive picture of AMR and antimicrobial use in Australia.

Our experts in AMR and antimicrobial use (AU) will present on various key findings of AURA 2021 and our panel of experts will discuss trends in AMR and the appropriateness of (AU) in Australia. The priorities for prevention and control of AMR and improvement of antimicrobial use for patient safety will also be discussed. 

Speakers and panellists include:

  • Professor Villis Marshall AC, Chair, Board of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care 
  • Professor John Turnidge AO, Senior Medical Advisor, AURA 
  • Professor Michael Kidd , Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Australian Government Department of Health 
  • Professor Karin Thursky, Director, National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship 
  • Dr Morgyn Warner, Consultant Physician, Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, SA Pathology
  • Dr Teresa Wozniak, Lead, HOTspots, Menzies School of Health Research
  • Professor Geoff Coombs, President, Australian Society for Antimicrobials 
  • Nadine Hillock, Program Manager, National Antimicrobial Utilisation Surveillance Program (NAUSP) 
  • Conjoint Professor Anne Duggan, Chief Medical Officer, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

For more information, visit our AURA Surveillance System web page.

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Register now for the launch of AURA 2021. Fourth Australian Report on Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Human Health (AURA 2021), hosted by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.


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