Workshops & Courses
Currently announced courses:
- BSAC Standardized Susceptibility Testing Residential Workshop
- Terence Higgins Trust Scotland courses
- Antimicrobial Stewardship: Managing Antimicrobial Resistance
BSAC Standardized Susceptibility Testing Residential Workshop 2018
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
21 – 23 August 2018
The BSAC will be holding a three day practical workshop at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff aimed at those wishing to gain practical experience of the EUCAST methodology.
After this course you will:
• Have knowledge of EUCAST standardised disc testing methods
• Have an overview of other susceptibility testing methods
• Have an understanding of how to test difficult organisms
• Be able to solve susceptibility testing problems
• Be able to improve local susceptibility reporting
• Be able to detect common antimicrobial resistance mechanisms
• Have an overview on new technology in microbiology
• Be updated on new EUCAST guidelines
Every effort will be made to address the concerns of individual laboratories and ample time will be made for discussion.
The course is IBMS and RCPath CPD accredited.
The course is majority funded by the Society. The registration fee is £660.00 (incl. VAT) per delegate. This fee includes two nights’ accommodation with breakfast, course lunches, welcome dinner on first evening, tuition fees, university laboratory fees and transfers from Cardiff city centre to the University Hospital of Wales campus at specified times as indicated on the course programme.
To register please click on the following link
Terence Higgins Trust Scotland Training Courses
Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland is pleased to launch a new training calendar offering a range of affordable, informative and accessible courses on HIV, sexual health and related topics. Based at our state of the art Learning Centre in the heart of Glasgow, subjects include our CPD certified HIV Awareness Training.
Online course on Antimicrobial Stewardship: Managing Antibiotic Resistance
New BSAC/University of Dundee course: next start date 14th May 2018
Free online course - 3 hours per week for 6 weeks
Open access – REGISTER NOW – free to all participants
The World Health Organisation (WHO), when reporting on the escalating threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), warned that without urgent action, we’re heading for an era in which common infections, which have been treatable with antibiotics for decades, can kill once more. In some parts of the world, this sadly is already a reality.
Antimicrobial stewardship is a fast-growing field that aims to address this issue by managing our use of antibiotics to slow down or reduce the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance.
This free online course will help you understand what antimicrobial stewardship is and how you can apply it everyday. Although the focus is for prescribing in the hospital setting, the skill set can be applied and adapted to other healthcare settings. The intention of the course is to stimulate and encourage further inquiry and learning in this important area.