Public Health Ontario (PHO) promotes and supports antimicrobial stewardship as an effective strategy for limiting inappropriate and excessive antimicrobial use, while improving and optimizing antimicrobial therapy and clinical outcomes for patients. Since 2013, Accreditation Canada mandates that all acute care facilities have an antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP).
The Antimicrobial Stewardship Advisory Committee (ASAC) advises PHO on matters related to antimicrobial stewardship, taking into account the following:
Currently, there are no vacancies for ASAC membership. For more information on how to become ASAC member please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASAC is comprised of individuals with expertise and/or interest in antimicrobial stewardship from a variety of disciplines and practice settings, and from regions across Ontario.