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Public Health Ontario Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) Workshops
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 09:30 am to 03:00 pm
Venue: Northeastern Ontario Infection Control Network, Main Office, 199 Larch St
Infectious Diseases
City: Sudbury
Format: In Person; Videoconference

​Antimicrobial Stewardship – Moving Knowledge to Action

Antimicrobial stewardship is an important patient safety initiative for reducing the unintended consequences of inappropriate antimicrobial drug use, including toxicity, development of resistance, and selection for Clostridium difficile.

As of 2014, in accordance with Accreditation Canada's required organizational practices (ROP), having a program for antimicrobial stewardship applies to organizations providing the following services: inpatient acute care, inpatient cancer, inpatient rehabilitation, and complex continuing care.

Public Health Ontario (PHO) is offering ASP workshops to provide support to organizations in developing, growing, or sustaining their ASP efforts. Each workshop will feature:

  • ASP champions from local community hospitals to share their experiences
  • Speakers from institutions with successful ASPs, key ASP partner organizations, and PHO ASP experts
  • Tools and techniques to customize your program
  • An open forum for discussion

Learning Objectives:

The learning outcomes of these workshops are:

  • To increase knowledge and skills around ASP development and interventions
  • Develop an understanding on different methods for measuring an ASP
  • Provide an overview on key partnerships and communication strategies for building a successful ASP


Details included on agenda

Target Audience:

The workshops are geared towards healthcare practitioners and senior leadership in the community hospital settings; however we welcome any participants with an interest in ASP.


Leadership and Physician Engagement - A shared pathway - Debbie Barnard  Christopher Bourdon.pdfLeadership and Physician Engagement - A shared pathway - Debbie Barnard Christopher Bourdon

PHO ASP Raybardhan June 4 2014.pdfAntimicrobial Stewardship: Size doesn't necessarily matter - Sumit Raybardhan 

Remotely Supporting Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs - Sammu Dhaliwall.pdfRemotely Supporting Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs - Sammu Dhaliwall

Where the rubber hits the road - Real-life Antibiotic Stewardship.pdfWhere the rubber hits the road: Real-life Antibiotic Stewardship scenarios - Dr. Gerald Evan 

Antimicrobial Stewardship Methods, Measures, and Models - Be pragmatic, but not lazy - Giulio Didiodato.pdfAntimicrobial Stewardship Methods, Measures, and Models: Be pragmatic, but not lazy - Dr. Giulio Didiodato

Additional Information:

Morning refreshments and a networking lunch will be provided.

If you are not able to attend this event in Sudbury, PHO is also hosting 3 additional events throughout the province. Please click on the dates and location below for more information or to register.

Wednesday May 21st, 2014 - Burlington (in person only)

Tuesday June 10th, 2014 - Windsor (in person only)

Wednesday June 11th, 2014 - St. Mary's (videoconferencing available)

For more information on these workshops and to access PHO ASP tools and resource as well as past webinars, please visit us on our webpage or contact us at

Public Health Ontario is committed to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodations to participate in this event, or have any questions please contact Rebecca Maskevich at or 866-285-3178.


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