Foundation Seminar in Infectious Diseases

8:00am Saturday, 1 June 2019
4:30pm Sunday, 2 June 2019
PARKROYAL Darling Harbour
150 Day Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000

Using didactic sessions and small group interactive case studies, the Foundation Seminar in Infectious Diseases provides participants with the basic skills required to manage patients with infectious diseases. The choice of antimicrobial therapy for common gram positive, gram negative and fungal pathogens will be discussed along with the rationale behind antimicrobial selection. Participants will also gain an understanding of the pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) of antimicrobials and the clinical application of PK/PD parameters to optimise the efficacy of antimicrobial agents.


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Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe principles of infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship, the role of microbiology and interpret typical microbiology laboratory reports
  • Describe pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) parameters of antimicrobials and the clinical application of PK/PD parameters to optimise the efficacy of antimicrobial agents
  • Describe which antimicrobials require therapeutic drug monitoring and interpret antimicrobial serum concentrations with respect to infectious disease states
  • Describe common infections caused by Gram-positive, Gram-negative and fungal pathogens seen in hospital patients and discuss the rationale behind antimicrobial therapy associated with these infections via case studies.
Registration ratesMember Non-Member
Early bird (Until COB 26 April )$600$750
Standard rate$780$975


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Contact Information

Additional Information


  • Fiona Doukas, BPharm, MPH (InfDis) – Senior Pharmacist (Antimicrobial Stewardship), Concord Repatriation General Hospital, NSW
  • Dr Pam Konecny, MBBS, MD, DTM&H(Lon), MPH, FRACP, FACSHM - Senior Staff Specialist Infectious Diseases, St George Hospital, NSW
  • Dr Brenda McMullan, BMed(Hons), DTMH, FRACP, FRCPA - Paediatric Infectious Diseases Physician, Staff Specialist, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Sydney Children's Hospita, NSW
  • Dr Shelanah Fernando, MBBS (Hons), FRACP, FRCPA, Infectious Diseases Staff Specialist and Microbiologist, Concord Hospital, NSW
  • Tony Lai, Senior Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist, Children's Hospital at Westmead, NSW

Competency Standards:

  • Standard 3.1.2 Assess medication management practices and needs
  • Standard 3.1.3 Collaborate to develop a medication management strategy or plan
  • Standard 3.2.3 Dispense medicines (including compounded medicines) in consultation with the patient and/or prescriber
  • Standard 3.3.1 Undertake a clinical review
  • Standard 3.3.2 Apply clinical review findings to improve health outcomes
  • Standard 3.3.3 Document clinical review findings and changes in medication management
  • Standard 4.7.6 Work across service delivery boundaries

National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016


This activity has been accredited for 9.25 hours of Group-1 CPD, and 3.5 hours of Group-2 CPD (a total of 16.25 CPD credits), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. The accreditation number is S2019/28.