Join us to discuss syndromic testing and antimicrobial stewardship. The agenda will cover the practical considerations of syndromic testing that need to be taken into account. The role of syndromic testing in antimicrobial stewardship will also be covered, followed by discussions on the lessons learned from COVID-19. The session will be concluded with a live Q&A with specialists Professor Matteo Bassetti and Professor Manaf Alqahtani.
This webinar is supported by an educational grant from bioMérieux.
Matteo Bassetti is Head of the Infectious Diseases Clinic of the Policlinico San Martino University Hospital in Genoa and Full Professor of Infectious Diseases of the University of Genoa, Italy. Dr Bassetti studied at the University of Genoa School of Medicine and continued his medical education at the Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, USA with an Infectious Diseases fellowship.
Dr Bassetti is president of the Italian Society of Anti-infective Therapy (SITA) and member of executive committee for the battle against antimicrobial resistance of the Italian Minister of Health (PNCAR). He is co-chair of the Intra-abdominal Infections Study Group of the International Society of Chemotherapy (ISC). He is member-elected (2018-2022) of International Council of the Immunocompromised Host Society (ICHS). From 2019 he is member of the council of International Sepsis Forum (ISF). He serves on the editorial board of several prestigious international journals. Author or co-author of 650 papers (H index 67; 19500 citations) published in International peer-review journals and several chapter’s book on antibiotic therapy, fungal infections, antimicrobial resistances, infections in immunocompromised patients and critically ill patients.
Manaf Alqahtani is a North America doubly qualified Adult infectious Diseases and clinical microbiologist Consultant. He is Associate Professor of Medicine and Principle Research investigator at the RCSI (Medical University of Bahrain). He has been a Fellow at the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland since June 2019, and was Vice President of the Bahrain Medical Society from 2016-2019. From 2017-2018, he was appointed President of the Commission Disciplining Physicians National Health Regulatory Authority. He has won several awards for his contributions in Antimicrobial Stewardship programs and Patient-centred Care initiatives, and is an editor for JAC-AMR
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