Foundation Seminar in Infectious Diseases
The Foundation Seminar in Infectious Diseases will be delivered by a combination of a self-paced learning package covering key infectious diseases principles followed by a one day live virtual seminar that will build on these concepts. Participants will have the opportunity to interact and learn from leading infectious diseases clinicians during the live seminar to develop the basic skills required to manage patients with infectious diseases. The choice of antimicrobial therapy for common infection syndromes (bacterial and fungal) 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 and therapeutic drug monitoring to optimise the efficacy of antimicrobial agents.
The self-paced learning package comprises approximately 12 hours of learning material and will be available from Friday 7 May 2021. The live virtual component of this seminar will take place on Saturday 19 June 2021.
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Please note: presentation recordings from the live virtual seminar will not be available.
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- Gene Chai, PhD candidate, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld
- Cindy Lau, Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist, St Vincent's Hospital Sydney, Sydney, NSW
- Amy Legg, Antirmicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist, Top End Health Service, Darwin, NT, and PhD candidate, Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, NT
- Fiona Doukas, Senior Pharmacist (Antimicrobial Stewardship), Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Sydney, NSW
- Matt Rawlins, Antimicrobial Stewardship Hospital, Fiona Stanley Hospital, Perth, WA
- Dr Natasha Holmes, Infectious Diseases and Antibiotic Allergy Physician, Austin Health, Melbourne, Vic
- Dr Shelanah Fernando, Infectious Diseases Staff Specialist and Microbiologist, Concord Hospital, Sydney, NSW
- Dr Pam Konecny, Senior Staff Specialist Infectious Diseases, St George Hospital, Sydney, NSW
- Professor Monica Slavin, Head of Infectious Diseases / Infection Control, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Vic; Head of Immunocompromised Host Infection Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Vic
- Dr Courtney Ierano, Infectious Diseases Advanced Training Resident, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic; PhD Fellow, National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship (NCAS), Melbourne, Vic
- Katie Jodrell, Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Pharmacist, St John of God Subiaco Hospital, Perth, WA
- Misha Devchand, Clinical Fellow, Safer Care Victoria, Melbourne, Vic
This activity has been accredited for 9 hours of Group-1 CPD and 6.5 hours of Group-2 CPD (for a total of 22 CPD credits), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.
The accreditation number is S2021/35.
Competency standards* addressed
- 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’
*National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016